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Thursday May 12, 2011 - Issue #537

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

Hangin' With The Experts

I have never gotten used to the look of astonished disappointment in my dog, Morris’ face as I grab my travel-worn suitcase down from the shelf for another round of TSA tango, bad airline coffee, and hotels which range from terrific to uncertain as to when the room was last cleaned. Morris has even given up trying to jump into the suitcase since he long ago learned that he isn’t going anywhere.

On the other hand, I am quite convinced that although my frequent trips may consist of indeterminate challenges, the destination is always filled with wonder and learning from the experts who reside throughout this great land.  Of course, the experts I refer to are the family caregivers.  This is true whether I am spending the day at one of our Fearless Caregiver Conferences or attending any other conference concerned with caregiving to which I am lucky enough to be invited...continued

Take care

Gary Barg
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Knowing the Warning Signs of a Stroke Could be the Best Prevention

 

Stroke is our nations #3 killer and our best defense is to recognize the warning signs. It is possible to decrease your chances of having a stroke through education and a healthy lifestyle. Your brain needs blood, oxygen, and nutrients to function. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that feeds the brain these vital elements becomes clogged or bursts...continued


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Guest Column

Post Polio Syndrome:
Recognizing the Unrecognizable

By Henk Snyman, MD   

 Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, polio emerged as a devastating epidemic that affected thousands in the United States alone. Once the second leading cause of death behind stroke, polio stood as an incurable, viral disease that caused severe pain, breathing difficulties, paralysis, and in many cases, death. The virus crippled children and adults for years until a vaccine finally became widely available in 1955...continued


Caretips

Coping Skills


The day you discover your child has cancer, your whole life changes. No matter what the outcome may be, you are now living on an emotional roller coaster. When my son was first diagnosed, he was scared and angry, and he was embarrassed to lose his hair. The fact remained that although he was now a cancer patient, he was still a 14 year old teenager with all the typical emotions, feelings and concerns...continued

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From Staci in St. Paul, MN

I have been taking care of my parents, 76 and 82 years old, for almost four years. I have a family of four children and a husband. Many times, I have faced the same problems as all of you caregivers. The only strength that keeps me going is prayer, and leaving all the burden to God when it's too heavy. It can be hard, but I do my best to support and love them because they are so vulnerable. May God bless us to have the patience and strength to carry on our mission.


From Debbie in CA
 
My mom has dementia; she is bedridden following a stroke and I have been her 24/7 caregiver since Thanksgiving 2010. My husband and I decided it was best for me to quit my job and care for her. There have been many ups and downs, but the hardest part is dealing with her being so combative when it comes to diaper change and med time. My mother never called me "stupid" or swore, and this is the hardest thing to hear now. I use earphones with my Blackberry so I hear music playing instead of the awful words she says to me. I don't want to remember her like that. That's not my mom. I also try to look at pictures of her from happier times....to remember her how she was then. That again my mom, not the person who lies in bed.
 
Like others have said, this won't last forever.  Remember to pray; pray that God will continue to give us all strength, patience, wisdom and guidance as we deal with our loved ones because one day, perhaps, we will be cared for, too.

 

 

 

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Hangin' With The Experts

Feature Article

Knowing the Warning Signs of a Stroke Could be the Best Prevention
Guest Column

Post Polio Syndrome: Recognizing the Unrecognizable

Caretips

Coping Skills
Sharing Wisdom

 

 


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