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 Tuesday November 1, 2011 - Issue #58

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Joan Lunden

Many of us first met Joan Lunden during her tenure as host of ABCís Good Morning America (1980-1997).  But Joan is also a best-selling author (her books include Wake-Up Calls, A Bend In The Road Is Not The End Of The Road, Joan Lundenís Healthy Living, Joan Lundenís Healthy Cooking, Motherís Minutes, Your Newborn Baby, Growing Up Healthy: Protecting Your Child From Diseases Now Through Adulthood, and Good Morning Iím Joan Lunden). Joan is also host of the successful exercise video Workout America, a motivational speaker and a mother of four children.

Joan sat down with Editor-In-Chief Gary Barg to discuss the importance of positive thinking for family caregivers.

Gary Barg:   As a family caregiver, I have to thank you for your message of the importance of positive attitudes. One of your quotes that I really like is, ďWe canít stop changes from occurring, but we can control how we react to them.Ē What an important lesson for family caregivers. 
Joan Lunden:    The most important thing to   understand is the concept that we actually have the ability to not react, and I truly believe that most people donít think that way. People think that when something happens, they must react in a fashion that then determines the outcome, and thatís not really how the process has to be. We can make a conscious decision not to react...continued

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Gary Barg

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Feature Article

Caregivers Challenge: Finding Daycare Options 

By Cheryl Ellis, Staff Writer

Caregivers who are just beginning their journey may feel day care services are for later stages of their loved oneís situation.  The sooner caregivers locate and enroll their family member in a program, the greater the benefit for all concerned.  Finding the appropriate day care can be challenging, but has grown much easier over time...continued

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Guest Column

Elimination of Adult Day Health Care Services and the Impact on Long-Term Care Planning
By Sara Polinsky, Esq.
As an Elder Law Attorney, I often meet with families and caregivers to help them create a plan for the future care of a sick or elderly loved one. Since the desire is always to remain at home for as long as possible and to avoid or delay institutionalization, I often explore various services and benefits programs with my clients that will help them stay at home...continued


Caregiver Burnout
By Dr. M. Ross Seligson

Being able to cope with the strains and stresses of being a Caregiver is part of the art of Caregiving In order to remain healthy so that we can continue to be Caregivers, we must be able to see our own limitations and learn to care for ourselves as well as others...continued

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with
Joan Lunden

Feature Article
Caregivers Challenge: Finding Daycare Options †

Guest Column
Elimination of Adult Day Health Care Services and the Impact on Long-Term Care Planning

Caregiver Burnout†


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