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  June 3, 2014  |  Issue #719
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Gary Barg • Editor-in-Chief • gary@caregiver.com

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An Interview with Lonnie Ali

Gary Barg: It’s impossible to talk about Muhammad Ali and not talk about positive thinking. What role do you think attitude plays in the well-being of a caregiver of someone living with Parkinson’s disease?

Lonnie Ali:  It’s important for all caregivers to keep a very positive attitude and to realize that this is a disease that can be managed. It’s not something you have to be afraid of; the more you know, the more empowered you become. If you have a positive attitude, you can put things into perspective and actually become a better caregiver. Keeping a positive outlook on things, and trying to convey that to the Parkinson’s patient as well, is extremely important in the management of this illness  ...more
 


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Diaper Banks
By Trish Hughes Kreis,
Staff Writer

I had never heard of Diaper Banks until my daughter started high school (which was longer ago than I care to remember!). Each year, the school held a competition between the grade levels to see who could build the biggest “diaper wall.” For four years, we purchased diapers by the case to contribute to this fundraising effort benefitting a local woman’s shelter (and help Rachel’s class win!)  ...more
 


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A Caregiver's Comparison
By Cynthia Siegfried

“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.”
Ecclesiastes: 1:9

Caring for aging parents is nothing new. Had we been privy to a family discussion in Bedrock, we might have heard a middle-aged Pebbles and Bambam discussing what was to be done with the widow Wilma who was found wandering the streets at three a.m.—minus her leopard skin  ...more
 

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Avoiding Mistakes when Buying a Power Lift Chair Recliner: Five Tips From A Licensed Physical Therapist
By Jeff Roth, MPT

If getting up and down from a sofa or chair is not as simple as it used to be for your loved one, buying a power lift chair may be the right move as they are relatively inexpensive for the benefits they provide. There are so many options, both in stores and online, when it comes to buying mobility equipment that it can become overwhelming. As a licensed physical therapist and home health care specialist, I assess people with physical disabilities on a daily basis and can provide insight to avoid mistakes in your purchase  ...more
 


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CareNotes

From Martha: 
I am 55 years old. My husband, 77, was diagnosed about three years ago with dementia. I take care of him in our home with the assistance of my son, who helps lift him because I can’t. I make sure he has his meds, drive him to appointments, take him for rides in the car. He has been having lots of problems lately with forgetting things. I sit about three feet from him at night to keep an eye on him so he doesn’t fall out of his electric chair. He sleeps a lot. I am looking for a support group online because it’s difficult for me to get away and just relax and talk to people. Thank you.

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