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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday May 24 2011 - Issue #35

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief An Interview with Montel Williams 

Montel Brian Anthony Williams is an Emmy award winning talk show, television actor and producer, motivational speaker, best-selling author, healthcare advocate, Naval intelligence officer and person living with multiple sclerosis. Montel has used his public platform to help find a cure for MS and to shine a light on those living with healthcare challenges. Montel sat down with Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg to discuss his thoughts on life and caregiving.

GB: We talk all the time about family members becoming what we call “fearless caregivers,” partnering with a loved one’s care team. What advice do you have for family caregivers if they are just not comfortable with the care their loved one is receiving?

MW: This is something that just blows me out the door and I’ve talked about it in every one of my books. Just because you walk into a doctor’s office and he’s got a shingle hanging on his wall that says doctor or Ph.D. from whatever hospital, you automatically assume that he knows more about everything on this planet than you do, and that’s just not true. If doctors knew so much, none of us would be sick. So, the truth-of-the-matter is doctors need to respect the patient and the patient’s family 100 percent when he gets involved in the process of caring for someone’s life....continued

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Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief
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Easy Comforts

Feature Article

Effective Pain Management

By Cheryl Ellis, Staff Writer

In both acute and chronic health conditions, pain is top on the list of concerns for patients, caregivers and physicians.  Effective pain control improves the individual’s state of mind and ability to move through the healing process...continued

Guest Column

A Caregiver's Comparison
By Cynthia Siegfried

“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes: 1:9

Caring for aging parents is nothing new. Had we been privy to a family discussion in Bedrock, we might have heard a middle-aged Pebbles and Bambam discussing....continued


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Fitness at 50+: Five Barriers You Can Beat  

While exercise is often touted as a fountain of youth, it often gets harder to do as you get older. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also called physiatrists, are doctors who restore and maintain function lost due to injury, illness and age-related conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, joint replacements or stroke...continued


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Carenotes

Are a lot of you sad a lot...lonely, even though you may have a spouse or someone helping you take care of an elderly parent? I have a spouse who helps (it is his mom), but during the day he works and I am the sole caregiver. She is 88 and must be assisted. She cannot hear very well at all, so conversations do not really exist. I love her, but this is such a big adjustment for me. We never had children to care for, now we have her. I cry sometimes just to release the stress. (I do not let her see.) And then I feel guilty. I just get so tired, sad, and lonely that I just want to run away and let someone else take over. Is this a normal feeling? We have decided to wait until she is totally dependent before we bring in help, which is okay. I have friends who would sit with her if I needed or wanted them to. I hate watching her go downhill. Her other sons take her on the weekends, but bring her back at night, so we do get a little relief from the constant care. She has only been here going on four weeks and I feel trapped already.  Am I awful to feel this way? Will I get better?

 

 

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with
Montel Williams

Feature Article
Effective Pain Management

Guest Column
A Caregiver's Comparison

Caretips
Fitness at 50+ 
Carenotes
 

 

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