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June 17, 2014
Issue #723
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From the Editor's Pen Gary Barg • Editor-in-Chief • gary@caregiver.com

Gary Barg
An Interview with Dr. Bill Thomas

Gary Barg:  What is the difference between the Eden Alternative and the Green House Model?

Bill Thomas:  The Eden Alternative is really based on helping people where they are, with the stuff they have, in the building they own. The Green House is, what I like to call, the Eden Alternative on a clean sheet of paper. So if you have the time, the ability, and the capability to start over, the Green House is the way that you want to go. The Green House allows you to integrate the architecture, organizational structure, and the culture right from the beginning  ...more

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 IN THIS ISSUE



The Dangers of Ignoring
Cataract Symptoms

Delaying Treatment of Advanced Forms of the Common Eye Disease Can Increase Risk of Permanent Blindness and Injury.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology urges seniors and their caregivers to be aware of the dangers of ignoring the symptoms of cataracts ...more

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Forever Alone
in a World of Couples
By Arthur N. Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA

It took her a year after her husband’s passing to muster the bravery to go to the movies by herself. It’s not that she was afraid of going on her own. No, it was the terrible sadness she felt, being forever alone in a world of couples. Her marriage of fifty years had been emotionally trying  ...more

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Parkinson's Disease: Tips for Caregivers

With more than one million people affected with Parkinson’s disease in the United States today, there are many issues that caregivers are either facing now or will face in the future. Parkinson’s disease is a slow, degenerative disease manifesting itself in stiff muscles, difficulty walking, and other movement-related issues over time.

With the majority of those who are diagnosed over the age of 60, there are still many people who are diagnosed as young as age 30. Caregivers need to be aware of not only the issues that Parkinson’s poses for their loved ones, but ways that they can help mitigate the damage and help in quality of life decisions. Some of the areas where caregivers can assist include: medication management, exercise and diet, and reducing stress, and even issues related to traveling  ...more

CareNotes

From Patti: 
I am new to this. Well, actually, I have been running around to various doctors with my husband since 2009. We finally received the diagnosis in April—frontal lobe dementia. My husband is 61 and I am 57. These last few years have been a never ending episode of House. My husband used to be a lawyer with a successful practice. He was good looking, dressed well, very outgoing. I am just trying to wrap my head around this whole thing. We have a daughter who just graduated from college and a son who will be a junior in high school. This has been tragic for our whole family. I find myself crying everywhere. I am watching the man I love fade before my eyes.

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