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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
Tuesday October 15, 2013 - Issue #158

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From the Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief

The Julie Newmar Interview

Gary Barg:  You are a wonderful caregiver for your son, John. Can you tell me a little about it?

Julie Newmar:  It is easy; it is natural.

Gary Barg:  How is he doing?

Julie Newmar:  Oh, beautifully.  He is so healthy.  I mean, what a joy!

Gary Barg:  That is terrific.

Julie Newmar:  I guess we are doing a few things right, like his nutrition and the atmosphere in which he lives. I do not know who is doing the caregiving. I think he is the one who is healing me.

Gary Barg:  I know he has Down syndrome.

Julie Newmar:  He has had a couple of things.  He has scoliosis, he has seizures, he was deaf at the age of two.  He had meningitis... read more

Take Care

Gary Barg

Rich in Years

Feature Article

Medicare Open Enrollment
Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15 - December 7

Medicare is stronger than ever with more benefits, better choices, and lower costs to beneficiaries. Expanded Medicare benefits under the health care law (the Affordable Care Act) continue to be available –including certain free preventive benefits, cancer screenings and an annual wellness visit...read more

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Guest Column

A Long Journey Back Home
By Rose Raintree

As an RN, I have counseled many individuals and families on the various emotions that erupt in your interactions with your families and what those relationships evoke within us. I worked in Mental Health and as a professional nurse had many answers for people walking a difficult road of not only dealing with sometimes the strain of those close relationships, but also being placed in a caregiving role... read more



Ten Ways to Maintain a Positive Attitude
By Helen Hunter, ACSW, LSW, GCM
  1. Learn healthy ways to manage your stress

  2. Think of challenges as opportunities to shine

  3. Look for the best in others and yourself... read more

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I am caring for my parents and the most difficult part is the emotions. I went to therapy and know why (frustration and lack of mobility).  However, in the moment, I lose my patience sometimes. Mom blames me for everything. It's difficult to hear, especially when I am overwhelmed with cleaning their things. I just don't want their last months  or years here to be fighting (with Mom, that is). It's tough!


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Inside This Issue:

From the Archives
The Julie Newmar Interview

Feature Article
Medicare Open Enrollment

Guest Column
A Long Journey Back Home

Ten Ways to Maintain
a Positive Attitude


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