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As you read this, (hopefully) I am spending the day with a room bursting with healthcare professionals, doctors, attorneys, Area Agency on Aging professionals, financial and home care specialists as well as family caregivers.  All outstanding in their own fields of expertise, including and most especially each and every family caregiver who is the avowed expert in caring for his or her own loved one. Oh yes, and one Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli, also known as Mr. Henry Winkler, who among his many public roles played out in screens large and small, also has played a role very familiar to all of usódedicated family caregiver.

As with all of the other experts in the room, I fully expect to walk away from the event with a pocket full of advice, tips and wisdom from my fellow family caregivers. Just like the wisdom shared after last weekís newsletter when I asked for tips regarding one of the most important tools that a caregiver can possess as they best care for their loved oneórespite.

Caregiver Respite Tips:

I read your newsletter every time you send it out.  One of the hottest topics for me is more

I live in upstate New York and the winters can be long and more

A 30-minute walk in the sunshine ... a nice hot soak in the more

I have cared for my mother and father every day for the last three more

I never used to be the type of reader who went for the "beach read" more

As with any tip, more is certainly better.

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Gary Barg

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