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 Thursday June 2, 2011 - Issue #36

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief An Interview with Robert Loggia and Marc Meyers

Robert Loggia is a best known as a character actor playing crooks, thugs, and gravelly-voiced cops. He played mobsters in Scarface, Prizzi’s Honor and The Sopranos. Loggia starred in the 1966 TV action series, T.H.E. Cat as the mega-cool acrobat, thief, and bodyguard Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat or T.H.E. Cat for short. In An Officer and a Gentleman, he played Richard Gere’s alcoholic father and he appeared in several Pink Panther films.

Loggia received an Oscar nomination for his role as the delightfully foul-mouthed private investigator in Jagged Edge. In Big, Loggia played the owner of the toy company where Tom Hanks worked, and they danced together on a giant piano keyboard. In Independence Day, he played the general who delivered the bad news, “We could be looking at the worldwide destruction of every major city in the next 36 hours.”  

Editor-In-Chief Gary Barg sat down with Loggia and Marc Meyers, the director of the newly released film, Harvest. The film stars Robert Loggia and Barbara Barrie and is about a family’s journey as they deal with health care issues such as cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Gary Barg:  We always say that caregiving is a family issue and it leaves no member of the family untouched.  And in your new film, Harvest, we join the family during the last summer of your character, Siv’s, life.  I was really taken by the realistic portrait the story paints of this caregiving family. Can you tell us something about the film and what motivated you take on the role?

Robert Loggia: It was very moving to me as the bike rider.  Siv’s bicycle trip is quite significant because it’s the last hurrah, and the relationship with Barbara Barrie’s character.  She was wonderful in it and I thought the entire cast fell into the mood of the piece—how it reflects on life for all of us...continued

Take care

Gary Barg

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Feature Article

Hurricane Preparedness for Caregivers

By Angela Medieros, Staff Writer

Hurricane season has made its entrance again.  Individuals who are caring for loved ones must plan as far ahead as possible.  Regardless of how many hurricane seasons weathered, current knowledge is literally a lifesaver...continued

Guest Column

A Life Forever Altered, Forever Changed
By Sharon Pulido

Do you ever think things are going too good to be true and something bad must happen to compensate?  I have always thought that way.  When I met my husband, Mario, our life was wonderful.  He was great, life was good, and we had our two little boys.  I couldn’t imagine a better life than the one I had...continued

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How to Tell Your Loved One It Is Alzheimer’s Disease
By Daniel Paris, MSW

There are a number of takes on telling the person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) the truth. I would propose a couple of things to keep in mind:

  1. Ask yourself how much your loved one will understand of the explanation...continued

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with
Robert Loggia and Marc Meyers

Feature Article
Hurricane Preparedness for Caregivers

Guest Column
A Life Forever Altered, Forever Changed

How to Tell Your Loved One It Is Alzheimer’s Disease 


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