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Today's Caregiver Newsletter
  February 4, 2014  |  Issue #685
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Gary Barg • Editor-in-Chief • gary@caregiver.com

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The Three H’s and You

The world lost a great talent this weekend. Academy award winning actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose credits include Capote, Scent of a Woman, Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Patch Adams, Magnolia and The Master, was found on his bathroom floor this past Sunday, having apparently overdosed on heroin. Most important of all, three little children lost their dad and a family grieves for their loved one. So what does a story about Hollywood, Hoffman and Heroin have to do with you as a family caregiver? A lot, unfortunately.

In the current edition of Today’s Caregiver magazine, I speak with Christopher Kennedy Lawford (no stranger to fame or addiction) about the risks we caregivers face with the possibility of addiction that can sneak up on us and make caregiving more of a challenge than it is already  ...more

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Matters of the Heart
Reclaiming Intimacy
After a Heart Attack
By Mary Damiano

One of the biggest issues caregivers face when their loved one is recovering from a heart attack is resuming intimacy. One reason for this is the myth that sexual activity can bring on another attack. While there are cases ...more

Caregiver New Year Special

Multiple Roles: Handling the Guilt
By Helen Hunter, ACSW, CMSW

There are many stresses and strains in the relationship between adult children and their aging parents, but one of the greatest of these stresses is the daily responsibility of caregiving. Providing hands-on care, food, shelter, clothing, transportation and companionship, as well as serving as financial manager ...more

Tips for Giving Children Medication

Parents and caregivers of young children sometimes lose patience when it comes to giving children medicines. There are so many on the market with terrible tastes and unpleasant administration routes that some children refuse to take them. All of this combined makes for harried parents and caregivers alike  ...more 

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From Alex:  I work as a caregiver for my 92-year-old great aunt. How can I keep my cool when she snaps at me? I literally take a cry break in the bathroom every couple days because it's hard to handle sometimes. She forgets she was so harsh to me after only 10 minutes, but I remember it for days. I know I shouldn't take it personally, but it's even harder being related to her. Do you have any advice?

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