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 Tuesday September 28, 2010 - Issue #505

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

Playing Well Together

If we were to see our lives in cinematic terms, the soundtracks to some family holiday dinners can be easily paced with a metronome. Could you please pass the salt….Thank you….How is work?…and your cousin Fred?

My family mealtime conversations, on the other hand, I liken to a jazz score: many voices, short notes and long, high and low, with many conversations seemingly occurring at the same time; yet accomplished players always know what is being discussed and laughed about, with seamless transitions occurring between politics, old memories, and even who wore what to the last holiday meal. These are conversations which take place throughout the evening, as my brother says, “All without the benefit of a single noun.” 

At a recent family dinner, I heard something from my sister Linda which seemed to float above the room for a few extra notes once it was said.  Like the rest of my immediate family, Linda proudly works in healthcare.
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Gary Barg
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On The  Move


by Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer
 

For a caregiver, one of the most anxiety-causing side effects of dementia is wandering. With this diagnosis, caregivers come to expect severe memory loss and confusion as to time and place, but usually they are not prepared for the constant “watch” they must have on their loved one.

Nearly 60 percent of all people with dementia wander, especially in the middle stages. There are many facets to this unpredictable behavior, and the causes are as numerous as the tactics people have used to curtail them...continued


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Life With Dottie

By Suzanne Ponciroli

I always thought helper dogs were for blind or hearing impaired people. As I began to learn more about these dogs, I realized they also offered a variety of assistance to people with physical limitations. 

Service dogs can be trained to retrieve objects that are out of reach; pull manual wheelchairs; open doors and turn on lights; retrieve help; assist with dressing or undressing; and assist in many other ways. Some service dogs are specially trained seizure response dogs and there are dogs trained to offer a person counter balance when ambulating.....continued

 

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Friends

By: Kristine Dwyer, LSW, Staff Writer

Through many years of working with caregivers, I have been continually reminded of the great importance of friends, especially during the challenges of caregiving years. I have also felt the sadness and loneliness that caregivers’ feel when friends drift away at a time when they are needed most.

“You sure find out who your friends are!” is a familiar comment expressed by caregivers that can be both positive and negative. .....continued


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I am new to the site and very interested in any advice or tips you can give me! I am the sole caregiver to my 83-year-old mother. She has Alzeheimer's diagnosed a year ago and it is mild at the moment. We go through a lot of miscomprehension on her part, so I find myself raising my voice (I guess thinking I need to speak louder) which she considers yelling! We have been through this many times, but still it continues! Any advice?

I know that I need a break because I haven't had any time away for over two years. In August, I was planning five days away when my Mom came down with shingles. I had to shorten my time to just a weekend. It was like pulling teeth from an alligator to get my sister to stay with Mom! I did some research and a non-medical aide, not including overnights, was too expensive! I am hopeful that you might also have suggestions on low- or no-cost quality respite care. Thanks!

 

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Playing Well Together

Feature Article

On The Move
Guest Column

Life With Dottie

Caretips
Friends
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