Bruce Jenner first came to fame as an American decathlon champion,
a gold medalist in the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics. His victory coincided with the American
bicentennial celebration, and Jenner became a national symbol and celebrity. Jenner used that
celebrity to carve out a career as a media personality and to embark on various entrepreneurial projects.
Jenner also became a regular in a reality series highlighting his step-daughters, Kim and Khloe Kardashian
(“Keeping Up with the Kardashians”).
Bruce is also one of the celebrities bringing attention to the challenges of living with Chronic Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which affected Kris Jenner’s grandparents. He and celebrities including Danica Patrick,
Jim Belushi, Patty Loveless and Michael Strahan recently completed a cross country drive to support DRIVE4COPD,
a multi-year public health initiative to screen the millions of people who may be at risk for COPD, the nation's
4th leading cause of death.
Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief, sat down to talk with Bruce as soon as he got home from the road trip.
Gary Barg: Can you
tell me about the DRIVE4COPD program and
how your trip went?
Bruce Jenner: First of
all, why did I
do it? The
reason I did it
is because both
When you talk
rest of the
the caregiver to
people who are
this and it is
just such a
is the fourth
in the United
that is the
reason we did
it; to build
what COPD is...continued
Brain Exercises for Caregivers
By Cheryl Ellis, Staff Writer
Brain foods and brain vitamins have naturally
led to brain stimulating exercises.
It’s considered “old news” that anagrams and
crossword puzzles help the brain work out.
A new frontier is emerging; our search for
healthier brains has led to development of software
programs and other technology to improve brain function....continued
Stress and the Holidays:
Coping Strategies to Keep you Sane
By Helen Hunter, ACSW, CMSW
Every year, the media bombards us with
advertisements showing the “happy family”
gathering for the holidays. People from different generations are together,
having a wonderful time, sharing traditions of old and
creating new ones as well.: ...continued
Holiday Stress Assessment for
By Michael Plontz
We can feel
the stress lurking around the
corner. We may not know what
form it will take or how much of
it we will have to endure, but
we know that it’s out there
waiting. Wouldn’t it be nice to
evaluate the amount of stress we
can handle as caregivers during
the holidays? Well, now we can...continued
I am writing to ask if you have any advice as to how to
tell my boyfriend that he is moving to a nursing home. He
has Alzheimer’s and his short-term memory and some long-term
memory are gone. He still recognizes me, but forgets my
name. He still has a sweet disposition. We have been
together 11 years and I have been caring for him for three.
He is 70 years old.
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