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Thursday July 23, 2009 - Issue #442

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

Time and Space


Fly me to the moon or at least let me remember watching as the Apollo 11 astronauts flew there. We received some great responses from our question regarding where you were 40 years ago on July 20th, when humans first walked upon the moon. (All of you young whippersnappers, under the age of 45 or so, can just sit this one out.)

Your responses were like a snapshot of life in the late sixties, from new brides, to recent college graduates, to soldiers in Southeast Asia.  For the sake of full disclosure, I was 13 years old and spent the day poolside at the Americana hotel on Miami Beach.  My family and I along with seemingly all of the people on the beach gathered around a small black and white television set in one of the hotels cabanas to watch the landing.  With regards to the rest of our Caregiver Media Group family, my brother was of course with me at the beach, Nancy our erstwhile editor was at camp in New Jersey, our webguru, Heather was a first grader in Jamaica and our administrator Bobbie, was in New Hampshire working for a CB radio manufacturer (“breaker, good buddy.”)
As for our readers:
Thanks for our "input." I had graduated from high school in June of 1969…
NSAD Cua Viet    (3 mile from the DMZ)…Continued

I  am a lucky one that you gave me a little time to respond. …Continued

I was living on Shaw street in Pasadena, TX…Continued

I was being born.  I will be 40…Continued

I was in Panama City, Florida w/my college roommate…Continued

I was a sophomore in college when the Apollo moon landing occurred…Continued

I send your newsletter on to my sister in Wyoming…Continued

Join us on the road this fall during our Fearless Caregiver Tour and let’s remember more of the golden oldies together.  Now, please excuse me as I take a long overdue nap.


Take care

Gary Barg

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Feature Article

Volunteers in Medicine:
A Culture of Caring

By  Kristine Dwyer, Staff Writer

Dr. Randle of Mississippi spent his career as a physician in internal medicine until his retirement two years ago. During this time, Randle saw a growing need in his community to support the medical care needs of those who were uninsured due to self-employment, low-wage jobs and the high costs of medical insurance. ....Continued

Care Verse

By  Holly Whittelsey Whiteside

Mother clipped my sisters down to size.
Dust whirled at the heels of small spirits flighting, 
So I stepped lightly after, reeling in my own hurrahs,
before they’d call her scanner eyes my way.  ....Continued

Guest Column
When Depressed Husbands Refuse Help
By Beverly Wax

To the outside world, Emme lived a charmed life. She was a successful model, creative director of her own clothing line, a television host, lecturer, and mother of a beautiful baby girl. Only her family and closest friends knew she was actually dealing with a devastating situation that is all too familiar to wives across the country: a husband who has depression but won’t get help...Continued

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Lessen The Squeeze: Caregiver Coping Skills
By Carolyn K. Schultz

According to the Alzheimer’s Association (2000), 5.75 million Americans are in the “Sandwich Generation” of caring for both children and parents, and women represent the majority of caregivers for family members. ...Continued


How do I get our 86 year old mother to get used to the fact that we will have to put her husband (our father)  in a nursing home, as it has become too difficult to care for him at home.  She thinks it is because we do not care, but that is so far from the truth.  It IS because we care why we are doing it.

We (the siblings) have thought long and hard about this and have had numerous discussions and came to the conclusion that this is the best thing to do.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Inside This Issue:

Time and Space
Volunteers in Medicine: A Culture of Caring
Guest Column
When Depressed Husbands Refuse Help


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