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  April 29, 2014  |  Issue #709
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Gary Barg • Editor-in-Chief • gary@caregiver.com

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Choosing the Right Partner in Care

“I will fearlessly acknowledge when providing care for my family member becomes impossible, either because of his or her condition or my own, and seek other solutions for my family member's care needs.”

This principle in the Fearless Caregiver Manifesto relates to one of the most important decisions you may be asked to make as a family caregiver—choosing an appropriate long-term care facility for your loved one. With this decision you are not only selecting a safe and comfortable place in which your loved one will live, but also a team of healthcare professionals who will become your partners in care. Before you choose a facility it is important to consider some important points. The first thing to remember is that when entering any facility is that you should trust your own senses  ...more

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Lung Cancer Care
By Cheryl Ellis
Staff Writer

Coping with the diagnosis of cancer is only the beginning of the journey. The entire process of diagnosis, treatment and changes in lifestyle are day by day hurdles for both caregiver and loved one. Lung cancer’s association with smoking, second hand smoke and environmental irritants such as asbestos are factors that modify how one handles the diagnosis  ...more

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The Nature of a Beast:
Understanding ALS
By Arleen M. Kaptur

There are so many different situations which can make someone a caregiver, like a loved one getting into a horrible accident and being rendered immobilized. The years can begin to take a toll on the mind and body, and help is needed with the simplest of things. Then there are the ravages of a horrific disease, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)  ...more

Rise and Shine – with Yoga!
The Innovative Use of Yoga for Getting out of Bed with Safety and Confidence
By Kathy Glenn, Janet Hennard and Jayne Shale

Wake up. Get up. Many of us start our day with those simple tasks, not giving it much thought. But almost 28 percent of Americans over 65 report having difficulty getting out of bed. While Americans are living longer and expecting a better quality of life than their predecessors, the ability to get out of bed ─ with safety and confidence ─ has a profound effect on whether you are able to live those expectations  ...more

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Sharing Wisdom

From Patricia:  
1. A sense of humor and a smile are essential for everyone...
    The former is nature, the latter is nurture.

2. A good nap makes for a better day.

From M in CT:  
I've learned that it takes a lot of patience and sacrifice.

I've learned that although they can be demanding, it's only because they trust and love you and know you will always be there, even at their worst.

I also learned that the ones you care for need to feel needed and actually WANT to help, even if they sometimes act like they are not capable. Push them. You'll be surprised when they rise to the occasion no matter how hard.

And finally, I learned that it's okay to say no and it's okay to ask for help from friends, family, and to trust in our heavenly Father for "power beyond what is normal."

The best ideas and solutions for taking care of your loved one often come from other caregivers. Please post your ideas and insights and we will share them with your fellow caregivers.  

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