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Care for YOU During the Holidays  •  December 4, 2014  •  Issue #771

Today's Caregiver eNewsletter

 

Gary BargEDITOR'S PEN

Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief
 


Holidays Come Early


Many caregivers who have attended the Fearless Caregiver Conferences this fall have asked me for a copy of the following story with which I usually open my speeches.  The story is attributed to George Carlin, but he always denied having written it.  Nonetheless, it really speaks to me as a caregiver and hopefully to you as well:

The Paradox of our Time
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, yet more problems; more medicine, but less wellness ...more

 
 


 
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IN THIS ISSUE


Holidays Come Early
 

Fall Risks for Older Adults
 

Avoiding the Hazards of Winter for Older Adults
 

Top Ten Ways To Care For Yourself During the Busy Holiday Season
 

CareNotes


 



FEATURED ARTICLE

Fall Risks for Older Adults

Activities that take place in the bathroom, such as showering and bathing, are a simple part of most peoples’ daily routine. Yet, slips in the tub and falls in the shower or from the toilet may cause serious injuries. ...more
 
 



 



GUEST ARTICLE

Avoiding the Hazards of Winter for Older Adults

Winter is a special time for celebration. It should also be a time for added caution if you or someone in your family is an older adult. It is the season for falls, slips on icy streets and other dangers that can be especially harmful for older adults ...more
 
 



 

CARETIPS

Top Ten Ways To Care For Yourself 
During the Busy Holiday Season

By Jennifer Buckley


  • Keep a diary. Start today. Describe your fears as well as your hopes, the reality of what each day is like, Don’t be afraid to write about the losses, big or small. 
     

  • Stick with your diary. Let yourself record the little victories, go back and review the earlier months and years. Notice the personal, physical, emotional goals and successes you and your loved one have achieved ...more

 


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I want to start a Caregiver for Caregiver support group in the Bellingham, WA area. Looking for advice on how to get started. Thanks!

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