Hey, Carrie Ann!
An Interview with Carrie Ann Inaba
Gary Barg: Can you tell me about
the Andréa Rizzo Foundation and how you became directly involved?
Carrie Ann Inaba: The Andréa Rizzo
Foundation does movement therapy for pediatric cancer patients. I was
working on Dancing with the Stars, and there was this woman sitting to
my right and next to a young lady who I could tell was undergoing some
sort of treatment, maybe chemotherapy. This woman had the brightest
light—she just kept smiling and smiling. I went over to her during the
commercial break and asked who she was. She introduced herself as
Susan Rizzo and she told me about her foundation. I said, “Sign me up!”
and now I am their spokesperson. I am very grateful because she is the
inspiration. I am only here to help spread the word and bring awareness
to what she is doing for the world
Dignity and Caring
By Sandra Ray, Staff Writer
There are a multitude of programs available to help
the elderly and disabled reach appointments, go shopping, and perform
other tasks associated with daily living. Not all of these are easily
accessible or easy to find. The requirements often range from proof
of age or disability, to income ...more
Stuck in the Middle
By Joyce Aleshire
Strange words to use to describe a caregiving
experience, but for me, the word fit. Let me begin by stating I NEVER
felt “stuck” in my caregiving for my husband or mother; it was indeed a
privilege to care for both. However, sometimes the circumstances we find
ourselves in while in the midst of our caregiving, well, that’s where
the stuck part comes in ...more
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Tips for Organizing a Medical History
By Kathy Porter
A trip to the emergency room made me realize why
caregivers are advised to organize heath information. Like many
caregivers, I share the task of going with my loved one to appointments.
My sister usually takes our mom to the dentist, audiologist and
optometrist. I take Mom to her physician, dermatologist and podiatrist.
We cover for each other when work or travel demands it. I felt prepared
until an emergency came ...more
My mom is in a nursing home. How do I handle her "wants" and
how do I know I am making the right decisions? Her latest request
was that she asked for a computer laptop.
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