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May 8, 2014
Issue #712
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From the Editor's Pen Gary Barg • Editor-in-Chief • gary@caregiver.com

Gary Barg


Honoring the Ultimate Volunteer

Yesterday, I served as the luncheon speaker at the Alzheimer’s Family Center’s 17th Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. This is an amazing organization run by Barbara Sussman, an indomitable force of nature, who I have known for more years than either of us wishes to admit.

It was a real honor to be asked to honor volunteers for family caregivers. I have always believed that all family caregivers are volunteers (by definition) and all volunteers are caregivers (by definition and deeds). Both groups share the qualities of loving, caring, giving their all and putting themselves out for others on a regular basis ...more

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 IN THIS ISSUE



What Every Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Must Know
By Kim Warchol, OTR/L, DCCT

With over five million people in the US with Alzheimer’s/ dementia today and this number expected to grow exponentially every year, it is of vital importance to empower the family and professional caregivers with support and dementia care skills. Providing care that yields positive outcomes for both the person living with Alzheimer’s/dementia and the caregiver is very important and challenging. To help, I provide a few things every Alzheimer’s/dementia caregiver must know  ...more

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Diabetes, Exercise and Caregiving
By Sean M. Kenny

The benefits of exercise for people with diabetes can be quite substantial. With both forms of diabetes, type 1 and type 2 (insulin dependent and non-insulin dependent respectively), exercise can play a vital role in the prevention of costly, uncomfortable and sometimes fatal complications  ...more

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Don't Get Mad, Get Funny
By Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant, M.P.H

No matter how much we love them, caring for family members can be a very stressful job. And all that stress can take its toll on our health and make our role as family caregivers even more difficult.

One of the best ways to reduce stress and feel better about your caregiver role is to laugh. Laughter has been shown to improve both physical and emotional health1 and to help us feel renewed and rejuvenated  ...more

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Sharing Wisdom

From Toni in Ohio:  
To all caregivers on this board, please look into in-home hospice care in your area. In-home hospice is under-utilized and there are tremendous benefits available. If your loved one has a terminal illness such as cancer, congestive heart failure, or Alzheimer’s, for example, there are benefits that you can get if you are caring for your loved one at home. It is paid for by Medicare. Many people do not use it because they think hospice is only for someone who will die within weeks or a few months. That is not the case. I urge you to go on-line and check into hospice care provided in your home. You may be missing out on benefits, assistance and support that you need.

From Tess in San Diego:  
As a caregiver, be passionate, understanding, learn to listen and look at the feelings of others—especially the elderly. Sometimes they don’t know how to make decisions for themselves. We caregivers have to understand their actions in every moment. God is good and gives us a talent to serve elderly people who need us the most.


The best ideas and solutions for taking care of your loved one often come from other caregivers. Please post your ideas and insights and we will share them with your fellow caregivers.  

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