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From The Editor
Interview with Larry King
was the Emmy award winning host of CNN’s longest running interview
program. Dubbed “the most remarkable talk-show host on TV ever” by
TV Guide and “master of the mike” by TIME magazine, the show
featured guests from across the gamut of business, entertainment and
politics including present and past presidents, kings, queens, movie
stars and health care professionals. After a massive heart attack in
1987, Mr. King created the Larry King Cardiac Foundation to provide
funding for life saving cardiac procedures for individuals who, due
to limited means and no insurance, would be otherwise unable to
receive life saving treatment. Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg turns the
tables on the nation’s leading interviewer for a heart felt and wide
Barg: I don’t think that you would remember, but this is
actually the second interview we’ve done together.
King: When was the last one?
GB: It was 40 years ago. It was
on a houseboat across from the Fountainbleu hotel in Miami Beach,
Florida. I was about 10 years old and going to Camp Ocala. You were
interviewing the owners of the camp and they wanted to bring a
camper on. I remember your being so nice to me, and I very much
That was 41 years ago because that was in 1965. I’ve been in the
business 49 years now...continued
Self-Care - An Ethical Imperative for
By Dr. Jamie Huysman,
Professionals’ Issues Editor
A professional caregiver came into my practice in
tears last week. She is entirely the catalyst for this
Well-documented budget cuts and a demand for more
services than can be provided are taking their toll on
those I call professional first responders. These
social service providers are under siege and at greater
risk for compassion fatigue and burnout than ever
The Silverado Story
The Who Am I? Scrapbook
By Lynn Lancaster Gorges
We know all about our loved ones we
care for, but how can we help their other caregivers
know them in a similar way? It can be done rather easily
with a fun and easy project—a scrapbook. What a
wonderful way to help the caregiver know the patient
much more quickly...continued
7 emotional and physical well-being
Men account for almost 40% of the
caregiver population. In order for male caregivers to
properly care for their loved ones, they must remember
to care for themselves. Here are seven emotional and
physical tips for male caregivers:
Participate in a support group...continued
Sharing Wisdom - Caregiver Tips
From Ms. T in Georgia
I am a caregiver of a
35-year-old man who is bipolar. After reading everyone's
stories, I didn't have the same heart as I did when I came
searching for support. My tip is, "Pray." Prayer still
works. Thanks to all. I don't know about you, but it does
ease a little pain to know that other caregivers need
support, too. God bless.
From John in Kansas City
mid-stage Alzheimer’s, “no” is not always “no” and
“yes” is not always “yes.” Try asking at a different time,
and do not argue when you get the “wrong” answer.
From Linda in California
I am the caregiver
for my father, and also took care of his wife all of last
year in Michigan. Both were diagnosed with dementia. With
the help of their doctors, I was able to have hospice come
in and help out. I always thought hospice was just for end
of life, but was told a dementia diagnosis would qualify.
They were a godsend, helping with daily bathing, drug
replacement, feeding, getting equipment to make life easier,
and giving me a much needed break every now and then. They
did everything through Medicare, so there was no cost. You
might want to check with your local hospice program to see
if it is available in your area. All my best!
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