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PAR FOR PARKINSONS

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WHEN PARKINSON’S COMES TO YOUR HOUSE: HOW ONE TEANECK FAMILY COPES BY RAISING TZEDAKAH FOR A CURE

Parkinson’s disease does not only affect the elderly. It is an illness that often afflicts people in the prime of their lives, thereby robbing the world of their talents. In the case of my husband, Dr. Lou Flancbaum, his...

Who is a Caregiver? We All Are

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Today much is being written about the greying of America. The fastest growing segment of our population is over 85, with more Americans turning 85 every day than are born. This phenomenon of an aging tidal wave also affects the Jewish people. The UJA- Federation population study reports that in 2002, 288,000 Jews were 65 and older. The forecast for the range of services for older adults is no longer an “estimate” for the future. The time has already arrived.

What does that mean for many of us who are busy with our everyday lives? It means that if we are not already caregivers for an older adult, it is very likely that we will be in the future. In addition, most caregivers will care...

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