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Thursday May 1, 2008 - Issue #377

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief

 And the winner is...

What do intelligent wheelchairs, caregiving workbooks, smart medication systems, Wellness Wizards, and a famous coaches playbook for care all have in common? These are descriptions of some of our 2008 Caregiver Friendly Award winners. They also represent thousands of hours of loving labor by their producers and manufacturers, all working with one thought in common, "What can I do to help the life of the family caregiver become easier?"

Every year, we are truly impressed by the quality of the entries into the award program, but what I am most excited about is the wide variety of industries that are now sending in entries and the incredible work they are producing with family caregivers in mind. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Caregiver Friendly Awards and what better way to honor our award winners than at the 10th anniversary Fearless Caregiver Conference to be held on May 15th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Hope you can join us.

Note to all past, present and future Caregiver Friendly Award winners: after the celebration, it's back to your workshops. We can hardly wait for the next big thing you have cooking up for us.

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The 2008 Caregiver Friendly Award Winners

Take care

Gary Barg

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Feature Article

Creating Fun for Caregivers and Frail Seniors

By Lynn Howe 

Your confined-to-home (or assisted living or nursing home) parent, just wants to have fun!  ...Continued

Additional Article:

A Silent Crisis: Working Caregivers
Are Begging For Help

By: Gema G. Hernandez, D.P.A.

At time when private enterprises are trying to increase productivity, reduce costs and enhance the quality of their products or services...Continued


Caregiver Story

Dad's House

By Sharon R. McMurray


Our first reaction was “He can’t live alone.”  How could he manage without her? . ...Continued

(Do you have a story? Tell us.)


Care Travel: A Prepared Traveler is a Happy Traveler

Whether you travel abroad or domestically, there are some tips you should keep in mind.....Continued



I am a caregiver for my 81-year old husband who has multiple problems. He is on oxygen, has COPD, is type 2 diabetic, had a minor stroke 2 years  ago, as well as short term memory loss. 

My daughter-in-law seems to care less about us, never calls unless she wants something of me and when we are visiting them and our granddaughters seems interested during meals, but 8 out of 10 times always finds something else to do instead of joining with the rest of us.  I have a wonderful relationship with my other daughter-in-law as well as my sons-in-law and I really wish I could with her.  It would be nice if she was really interested and supportive of us.  She seems to be supportive of other people because she says things about what she does with and for others.  Any suggestions?


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And the winner is...
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