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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
Tuesday November 26, 2013 - Issue #164

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From the Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief

The Joy Behar Interview

Gary Barg: How has heart disease affected your family?

Joy Behar: I am the recipient of a gene, I think possibly, because my mother had her first heart attack when she was 50 years old. An uncle, who is her brother, had a sudden heart attack and died at the age of 58. Both my grandparents on my mother’s side died of heart attacks. So, there you have it. It is not a pretty picture...read more

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Gary Barg

Feature Article

Alzheimer's: Dealing with Difficult Behavior
By J B Buckley

As if it weren’t enough to deal with forgetfulness and confusion while caring for your loved-one with Alzheimer’s, but aggressiveness, wandering and paranoia can really put you over the edge. Managing your loved-one’s difficult behavior is your true testament of love and devotion. You know it isn’t their fault, it is their disease that is making them scream, cry or yell terrible things out at you. Who ever said patience is a virtue, didn’t care for a loved-one with Alzheimer’s or dementia...read more

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Guest Column

Long Distance Caring During the Holidays
By Emily Carton

It is not uncommon for families to be separated by great distances during the holidays. But what happens when one or both parents reach a stage in their lives where they appear to be frail and vulnerable? What can you do to keep from living with an enormous amount of guilt and worry or feeling that to help means sacrificing your own life?...read more


Keeping Well In Winter

Derek Johnson, NACC Chairman, said: “Winter is a time when everyone’s health can suffer. However, Illness, like flu and pneumonia, can lead to serious complications for older people, so it is really important to ensure their health is in good check and they are eating well...read more

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My mother is in denial that I need help as her caregiver and I am severely burned out. She refuses to get help, allow anyone to help, or believe that I need to get away. What should I do?


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Inside This Issue:

From the Archives
The Joy Behar Interview

Feature Article
Alzheimer's: Dealing
with Difficult Behavior

Guest Column
Long Distance Caring During the Holidays

Keeping Well In Winter


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