Protecting Seniors from OVER-Medication 
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July 17, 2014 - Issue # 732 - How to Finally Understand the Doctors Orders

Those Inexplicable Instructions!

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It happens to every caregiver. You’re at the doctor’s with your loved one. You and your loved one are both feeling well, and your loved one is looking forward to a vacation away-with some strenuous physical activity. Just to check, you tell the doctor your plans: you’re off, together, to the Great Smoky Mountains for some hiking. A concerned frown comes over the doctor’s face, and your doctor says, “I really don’t think you should do that…” 

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July 8, 2014  -  Issue # 729  -  Partnering with Rehab

Getting Involved: An Introduction to Rehabilitation for the Primary Caregiver

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What should a caregiver expect when their loved one is facing a long regimen of rehabilitation? The whole process can be a mystery and often it is unclear as to what role the caregiver should play in the process. The more progress your loved one makes in rehab, the better you both will feel. The process of rehabilitation is not an easy one but with your help and support, your loved one will gain back the most capability possible.

How do you get the most out of your love one’s rehabilitation? It’s just a matter of getting INVOLVED. Make sure you read about your loved one’s condition and educate yourself so you can ask the right questions…

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In this issue: Don’t assume anything

Depression After Stroke
If your loved one is experiencing symptoms like these after a stroke…
Persistent sad, anxious or empty feelings
Sleep disturbances
Increase or decrease in appetite and eating patterns
Social withdrawal
Difficulty concentrating or remembering details
Suicidal thoughts

Don’t assume it is the normal consequence of the brain injury…
In this issue: Don’t assume anything

Depression After Stroke
If your loved one is experiencing symptoms like these after a stroke…
Persistent sad, anxious or empty feelings
Sleep disturbances
Increase or decrease in appetite and eating patterns
Social withdrawal
Difficulty concentrating or remembering details
Suicidal thoughts

Don’t assume it is the normal consequence of the brain injury…

In this issue: Don’t assume anything

Depression After Stroke

If your loved one is experiencing symptoms like these after a stroke…

  • Persistent sad, anxious or empty feelings
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Increase or decrease in appetite and eating patterns
  • Social withdrawal
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering details
  • Suicidal thoughts

Don’t assume it is the normal consequence of the brain injury…

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LAST CHANCE TO BE CAREGIVER FRIENDLY!!

The 2014 Today’s Caregiver Friendly™ Award recognizes outstanding books, media, products, services and long-term care facilities, which have been designed with the best interest of the caregiver and their loved one in mind. Whether you are a publisher, producer, service provider or product manufacturer, Today’s Caregiver™ Friendly Award provides an outstanding opportunity to be acknowledged as among the best in your industry.
We encourage you to enter the best of your Caregiver Friendly solutions for consideration and be part of a select group honored with Today’s Caregiver™ Friendly Awards… LAST CHANCE TO BE CAREGIVER FRIENDLY!!

The 2014 Today’s Caregiver Friendly™ Award recognizes outstanding books, media, products, services and long-term care facilities, which have been designed with the best interest of the caregiver and their loved one in mind. Whether you are a publisher, producer, service provider or product manufacturer, Today’s Caregiver™ Friendly Award provides an outstanding opportunity to be acknowledged as among the best in your industry.
We encourage you to enter the best of your Caregiver Friendly solutions for consideration and be part of a select group honored with Today’s Caregiver™ Friendly Awards…

LAST CHANCE TO BE CAREGIVER FRIENDLY!!

The 2014 Today’s Caregiver Friendly™ Award recognizes outstanding books, media, products, services and long-term care facilities, which have been designed with the best interest of the caregiver and their loved one in mind. Whether you are a publisher, producer, service provider or product manufacturer, Today’s Caregiver™ Friendly Award provides an outstanding opportunity to be acknowledged as among the best in your industry.

We encourage you to enter the best of your Caregiver Friendly solutions for consideration and be part of a select group honored with Today’s Caregiver™ Friendly Awards…

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June 5, 2014  -  Issue # 720  -  What you must do when in a ditch…

Stop Digging

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"If You Find Yourself in a Hole, Stop Digging"
 
The quote is from Will Rogers, a simple talking philosopher, who just asked us to look honestly at ourselves, look around and appreciate what we see.
 
In preparing for a community course on interacting with a dependent loved one to keep them stimulated and positive, I was struck by the many technical supports available and the real lack of hands on, relationship builders for caregivers and the person they love…

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June 3, 2014  -  Issue # 719  -  The Lonnie Ali Interview: The Greatest’s Greatest

An Interview with Lonnie Ali 

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Gary Barg: It’s impossible to talk about Muhammad Ali and not talk about positive thinking. What role do you think attitude plays in the well-being of a caregiver of someone living with Parkinson’s disease?

Lonnie Ali: It’s important for all caregivers to keep a very positive attitude and to realize that this is a disease that can be managed. It’s not something you have to be afraid of; the more you know, the more empowered you become. If you have a positive attitude, you can put things into perspective and actually become a better caregiver. Keeping a positive outlook on things, and trying to convey that to the Parkinson’s patient as well, is extremely important in the management of this illness…

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