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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday September 24, 2013 - Issue #155

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From the Archives

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefThe Jaime Estremera-Fitzgerald Interview

Gary Barg: Tell me about the work of the Area Agencies on Aging around the country and Your Aging Resource Center in particular.

Jaime Estremera-Fitzgerald: Area Agencies on Aging were set up to oversee the whole older Americans Act system, which is really to keep having support and services available in every county in America for seniors and their caregivers as they age in place. That’s the key. And the mission has always been to keep people at home for as long as possible, with dignity and independence.

The new designation of Aging and Disability Resource Centers speaks to a whole national movement of bringing together all the pieces that older Americans are involved with as they age. And many Americans in this country have children that are disabled, who themselves have aged quite a bit. They may even be seniors. And guess what? The seniors, the parents or family members are now older themselves and they’re developing problems and needs...read more

Take Care

Gary Barg


Feature Article

It's In The Genes
By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer

Any diagnosis of any disease is scary. When a loved one finds out it’s hereditary, the unknown becomes even more concerning...read more

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Guest Column

Medicine for the Soul- A Caregiver’s Guide
to a Spiritual Relationship
By Myrna Wolf, B.A.

The easiest part of caregiving is taking care of physical needs of the elderly and disabled...read more



Recharging your batteries is one of the most important ways to help your loved one.
..read more

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From the Archives
The Jaime Estremera-Fitzgerald Interview

Feature Article
It's In The Genes

Guest Column
Medicine for the Soul...



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