of Service – So Far
Tomorrow, as we celebrate America’s anniversary
with fireworks, parades and pie, we at
Caregiver Media Group will be celebrating
another anniversary, as well. (More pie! Yay!)
It was on a very rainy fourth day in July, 1995,
that I went to a printer’s loading dock to pick up
the first issue of
Today’s Caregiver magazine.
Nine months earlier, I had returned to South Florida
to help my mom as she cared for our grandparents.
This was shortly after Mom’s caregiving ended for my
dad, who developed bone marrow cancer within a few
months of retiring in 1990.
always admired my mom, but never more than when I had stepped into her
world as a family caregiver. I met so many family caregivers as I
endeavored to help Mom those early months and found that each one of
them had solved at least one piece of the caregiving puzzle that other
caregivers needed, but there was no forum for sharing this wisdom
in Disaster Planning
A family disaster plan can be of
valuable assistance to every member of the family. In
order for it to be effective, however, it needs to
encompass all aspects of your current living situation.
When considering a home or family disaster plan, it is
easy to overlook medications and the special needs of
family members ...more
a Parent or
By Patricia St. Clair
Throughout our lives we are usually
identified by our roles as son, daughter, brother, sister
As our parents age, however, roles often reverse
or take on new meanings. Because today's baby-boomers
increasingly find themselves assuming the role of "caregiver,"
they begin to feel the necessity to become proactive in the
care of one or both parents
Too Hot for Your Health
During the summer, it is important
for everyone, especially older adults and people with
chronic medical conditions, to be aware of the dangers
of hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body
temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating
mechanisms in the body to deal with the heat coming from
the environment. Heat stroke, heat syncope (sudden dizziness
after prolonged exposure to the heat), heat cramps, heat
exhaustion and heat fatigue are common forms of hyperthermia.
People can be at increased risk for these conditions,
depending on the combination of outside temperature, their
general health and individual lifestyle
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The Love Affair of Two Writers
By Anita Stienstra
His rises moan
where once there
rose gentle verbiage
like Morning, Lover!
I flinch in his displeasure
to face another day where
all his nouns rely on how
his verbs are responding.
Where even having
every day off
is work, and sleeping in
means stiffness and spasms.
He turns, tumbles into me,
and I am glad for the touch.
There are no words
that help his struggle
or ease my sadness or tell
him how helpless I feel, or
how much I know
he aches with helplessness too
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