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 The Mailbag Overfloweth

Please accept my sincere apologies. Over the past few weeks, I have been a little (ok, more than a little) remiss at sharing the incredible treasure trove of caregiving wisdom that has hit my inbox in response to recent newsletters.

Below I have listed the responses under links to the newsletters or communiqués to which readers are responding. Enjoy:

Medication Management

I want to thank you for CAREGIVER coming to my computer and how it is becoming more important…continued

I was glad to see your letter on the subject but concerned that you did not raise the issue …continued

Just read your comments on medication safety and they really ring true... continued

Memorial Wishes

My husband and I went ahead with after-death plans…continued

My husband had a massive stroke in 1992…continued

You are so right about those two dates…continued

Dad’s Stories

Congratulations on remembering your dad so well… continued

Thanks for always presenting very human…continued

Great story and tribute to your Dad…continued

Being Taken Seriously

Four years ago when I was three months pregnant…continued


I took my father, who has severe dementia, to the eye doctor... continued

My husband Bob has had two strokes and has Parkinson's as well…continued

Thank you, Gary, for reaching out to remind people …continued

My husband, who is in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s…continued

When my parents were living with us…continued

One more note on the humor front. I recently heard a story that is floating around (true or not).Connie Francis was performing at a senior community and afterwards asked a resident, “Do you know who I am?” The lady looked up at Ms. Francis and responded, “No, Honey, but if you ask them at the front desk, I’m sure they will tell you.”


Gary Barg


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