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An 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
Gary 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
The Geriatric Care Manager
By Cheryl Ellis, Staff
Caregiving can become an unexpected
necessity if a senior experiences a sudden illness. We
expect the elderly to have special challenges with the
passing years. Yet, we may not be able to predict or
assess just how challenging their lives may be. This is
where a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) may provide
valuable assistance to caregivers and the elderly
The Attack of the Shower Chair
By Susan Leck
My husband Bud had Huntington’s
Disease. I was his caregiver. One of the hardest things for Bud was
to have to depend on me or anyone else for toileting and hygiene.
Bud hated not being able to get into the shower
any longer, and I was determined that this was one thing he could
continue to do---we just needed to make a couple of adjustments...continued
When and How To Say "No" to
By Deborah Colgan
When is it time to say “No”?
How does a caregiver know when he or she can
no longer manage the daily caregiving
routines and planning responsibilities? What
signals alert the caregiver that he or she
is in trouble of getting lost in caregiving?
Can a caregiver who cherishes a loved one
set limits on responsibilities without
feeling guilty or morally bankrupt? These
are questions at the heart of successful,
I have a 28-year-old who has been disabled since birth
and he will never be better. He has a multitude of
illnesses, both physical and mental. I know there are plenty
of others that feel as I do. Our son is in our care and has
been all of his life.
We are getting older and having more health problems
ourselves. We are looking for more information and support
for people like us.
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