Caregiver Home |Fearless Caregiver News | Caregiver Newsletters | Conferences 

Fearless Caregiver Newsletter

Produced by Caregiver Media Group, publishers of  Today's Caregiver magazine and

Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday April 26, 2011 - Issue #31

Welcome to the latest edition of the bi-weekly newsletter.

Please recommend caregiver newsletter to any other family or professional caregiver. It's a great way to show how much you care.

If you are receiving this issue of caregiver newsletter as a forward, and would like to get your own  subscription, click here.

If you cannot view this email correctly please click here

From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief An Interview with Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad, actor, producer, writer, is possibly most recognized for her stellar role as Clair Olivia Hanks Huxtable, the wife/partner of Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable (Bill Cosby) on The Cosby Show.

Ms. Rashad has recently taken on a new role in raising awareness of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a condition that affects about eight million Americans and puts them at more than double the risk of heart attack or stroke.  Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg recently sat down with Ms. Rashad for a frank, funny and wide-ranging interview.  Who could expect less from Mrs. Huxtable?

Gary Barg:  What should people know about PAD?

Phylicia Rashad:  That the people who are at greatest risk for developing PAD are those with diabetes who are over 50 years old, who have hypertension, high cholesterol, people who are heavy smokers, people over 70; people with a history of heart attack or a stroke in their family.

GB:  How has PAD affected your family? ...continued

Take care

Gary Barg

Fearless Caregiver Conference

Feature Article

How To Be A Parkinson's Caregiver

By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer

As any caregiver knows, Parkinson’s disease is both chronic and progressive. It persists over a long period of time and the symptoms worsen.  Often the disease has been present for many years before active care even is necessary.  This fact alone can bring many challenges along the way.  A loved one secretly may have adapted their life to this condition, hiding any symptoms...continued

Guest Column

Fighting For Your Legs
By Dr. Gary M. Ansel

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), a condition synonymous with the clogging of arteries in the body’s lower extremities, is often referred to as a “silent killer” that can bring with it potentially grave results that include gangrene, amputation, or death...continued


Nutrition Ideas for Stress Reduction
By Cheryl Ellis, Staff Writer

Stress depletes the body of energy in a variety of ways. Loss of sleep, feelings of agitation or depression, and development of poor eating habits are “side effects” of stress that need intervention. Some stress can help us rise to the occasion and get things done, but too much stress drains the body. One way to break the stress cycle is by changing the diet to one that can actually help reduce stress...continued

Fearless Caregiver Guides
View sample pages


I  cared for my father until he recently passed away. I was the POA for all his decisions.  My sister and I are the executors of his will.  My sister is accusing me of taking my father’s money.  She claims $35,000 is missing.
My father lived within our home with my family.  My sister did nothing, and I mean nothing.   I made sure he had everything he wanted.  I feel I saved us money;  in a nursing home, all the money would be gone by now.
I feel so hurt from her allegations after spending five years of my life taking care of him.  I would do it again in a minute.  I loved my father.  I put my life on hold to care of him and my mom.  Mom passed first, then he slowly got worse after her death.
I am gathering all our utility bills, house payments, home owners' insurance, and what we paid for his sitters' time.What about all the time we put in taking care of him?  Any advice at this point would be appreciated.    


Answer This Week's CareNote Support Group Directory. Click here for information about any caregiver support groups in your area.

Caregivers need your help. Please add information about your local support groups to our Support Group Directory. Include the name of the group, where and when it meets, city and state and support group leader contact information.

Have an idea for an article? We are always looking for contributing writers. For more information contact

Recommend Us
Tell your friends about!  If you have a friend who you think would benefit from our newsletter, complete and submit the form: recommend/index.htm

Subscription Information
If you received caregiver newsletter and are not yet a subscriber, and would like to begin receiving a complimentary copy of your own, please click here.

To unsubscribe from caregiver newsletter, simply  click on the 'manage your subscription' link at the bottom of this newsletter.  

Privacy Policy
Privacy Statement

Copyright© 1995-2011 Inc.,
All rights reserved by and its subsidiaries.

Bookmark and Share

Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Phylicia Rashad

Feature Article
How To Be A Parkinson's Caregiver

Guest Column
Fighting For Your Legs

Nutrition Ideas for Stress Reduction    


Visit the
Online Store for our specials.


 Caregiver Bookclub

Let's Talk -
MAR/APR 2011

What financial support options have you found to help you with your caregiving?  

Share your story

Digital version of print magazine

Today's Caregier Magazine - Jan/Feb 2011 




Educate yourself & other caregivers on any medication given to a loved one. The internet is wonderful to help you...continued


Follow todayscaregiver on Twitter


Fearless Caregiver
You Tube