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Thursday July 14, 2011 - Issue #546

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

Members of the Family

You are receiving this newsletter on the day of the 110th Fearless Caregiver Conference. The event is hosted in Boca Raton and I look forward to (or am in the middle of) a great day of celebration, wisdom sharing and community with the area’s family and professional caregivers. We will also be honored with the presence of a handful of our 2011 Caregiver Friendly Award Winners. Yet, one of the faces that I always look forward to seeing at our South Florida events will, for the first time in 16 years, not be in the audience. 

I grew up in North Miami Beach, Florida and remember many of those who lived on my street as being part of one big family—an extended family of uncles and aunts, if you will.  Each of them (for a little kid) having definitive personalities...continued

Take care

Gary Barg

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Feature Article

A Time Of Grief:
Moving Away From The Homestead

By Kristine Dwyer, LSW

For decades, a large percentage of the older population has remained on the homestead for nearly a lifetime, in sharp contrast to today’s generation that frequently moves or resides in temporary housing. Unfortunately, as our parents and elderly relatives age and their health becomes frail, the agonizing decision to move them to a safe and supportive environment becomes necessary...continued

Guest Column

Caring for Someone with Bipolar Disorder

By Julie Totten

Soon after Missy had her daughter, she stopped sleeping, going from eight hours a night down to only two or three. Her thoughts were racing, and she was going a million miles an hour. After a few nights, Missy’s husband Bill finally took her to the hospital. He couldn’t believe that one minute his wonderful wife seemed just fine and now she had become a patient in a psych unit...continued


Putting Your Best Foot Forward
by Mary Damiano 

Feet are one of the most important yet maligned parts of the body. They are our little chauffeurs, getting us where we want to go. They’re twin fashion statements, getting squeezed into trendy shoes no matter how high the heel or how narrow the toe. And they are our little scapegoats, because even as we try to do something good for the rest of the body, like walk or run, our feet still bear the brunt of abuse...continued

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From Linda in CA
As my husband's MS progresses, he's finding it more difficult to eat without dropping food on himself. We love to eat out, and I wanted to find something that would a) work and b) look decent in public. After seeing the prices for those adult bibs, and knowing I'd never find time to buy fabric and sew one, I bought a black chef's apron at a discount department store. I cut the bottom off just enough for it to cover his lap without going over his knees. It has a D-ring neck strap, so I can quickly and easily adjust it to sit up high near his chin. It certainly draws less attention than those adult bibs would have!


From Donna in NC
Stumbled across this Web site and am so glad I did. I was having "one of those days" and feeling depressed. It sure makes me feel better reading these helpful posts. I don't feel so alone. I'm 43. Moved in to care for my parents. Both are 80. Mom is disabled due to diabetes and cannot care for herself anymore. Dad has mobility issues. I love them very much, but sometimes caring for them takes its toll. God bless all the caregivers!



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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Members of the Family

Feature Article

A Time Of Grief: Moving Away From The Homestead
Guest Column

Caring for Someone with Bipolar Disorder


Putting Your Best Foot Forward  
Sharing Wisdom



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