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AARP recognizes family caregivers across US, presents Portrait of Care to Mukwonago woman

Mukwonago, Wisconsin – November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 40 million Americans – including an estimated 578,000 from Wisconsin – who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be.

The unpaid care they provide, such as managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more, is valued at about $7 billion in Wisconsin alone.

Sherrie Palm of Mukwonago is one of these unsung heroes.

Sherrie is in the “sandwich generation,” providing support throughout much of her life for both parents and children, including step-children. Sherrie is the founder and Executive Director for the healthcare nonprofit Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support. Her caregiving work has been an add-on.

“I learned as I went. You make mistakes, but you only make them once. I’m an all-cards-on-the-table kind of person, so I learn by asking questions. We all want to keep the wheels turning. We all feel guilty – like we should do more. I am able to find balance by laughing and focusing on the funny,” she said.

AARP Wisconsin is recognizing Sherrie with a “Portrait of Care,” which is an artist’s painting of her with a loved one.

Selected through AARP’s storytelling initiative called “I Heart Caregivers”, Sherrie is among 53 family caregivers chosen nationwide, including one each from each state, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to receive a hand-painted portrait.

Thousands of caregivers have shared their stories on the website www.aarp.org/iheartcaregivers

“We want to celebrate family caregivers, spotlight their experiences of hope, love, dedication and perseverance, and elevate their stories – especially during National Family Caregivers Month,” said Sam Wilson of AARP Wisconsin, which serves about 820,000 Wisconsinites age 50 and older. “This is especially important as we work to support family caregivers through public policy, education, outreach and more.

“Family caregivers are the backbone of our care system, serving a crucial role in helping older Wisconsinites and other loved ones remain in their own homes and communities as long as possible,” Wilson said. “That’s why AARP is fighting for commonsense solutions to help make their big responsibilities a little bit easier.”

For nearly 15 years Sherrie has provided guidance for her parents and son, Erik – now age 27 – who has aggressive Lyme and additional underlying health concerns. Her father has degenerative spine issues while her mother suffers from genetic endocrine disorders and severe arthritis. “The backdrop of everything I do is to help out on either side as best I can,” she said.

Sherrie stays in daily contact with her son and visits her parents every chance she gets. She cooks dinner, shares funny stories, stays overnight and helps manage medical consultations and quality of life needs.

“I’ve come to recognize that on days when I feel like the mayo on all three layers of a triple-decker sandwich, nothing feeds my soul and recharges my battery like humor,” she says.

“Being a sandwich boomer is all day every day. At times do I feel like my life is absurd sideways? You bet. Would I trade a single aspect of it? Not on your life. If I can get the people I care about to laugh out loud, it fires my engines and I’m good to go.”

Earlier this year, AARP conducted a statewide survey of registered voters age 45 and older in Wisconsin to learn about their experiences, challenges and needs as family caregivers, and attitudes toward public policy that would support family caregivers.

The survey found that family caregivers in Wisconsin provide 538 million hours of care per year to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones. They help with daily activities such as bathing or dressing, preparing meals, administering medications, driving to doctor visits, and paying bills.

“This report demonstrates that we need to do more to assist the hundreds of thousands of caregivers in our state,” said Wilson said. “Some of the things that will help family caregivers include improved workplace flexibility, respite care, tax credits and home care services.”

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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www. aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP VIVA, a bilingual news source.  AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org. 

AARP recognizes family caregivers across US, presents Portrait of Care to Mukwonago woman

Mukwonago, Wisconsin – November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 40 million Americans – including an estimated 578,000 from Wisconsin – who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be.

The unpaid care they provide, such as managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more, is valued at about $7 billion in Wisconsin alone.

Sherrie Palm of Mukwonago is one of these unsung heroes.

Sherrie is in the “sandwich generation,” providing support throughout much of her life for both parents and children, including step-children. Sherrie is the founder and Executive Director for the healthcare nonprofit Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support. Her caregiving work has been an add-on.

“I learned as I went. You make mistakes, but you only make them once. I’m an all-cards-on-the-table kind of person, so I learn by asking questions. We all want to keep the wheels turning. We all feel guilty – like we should do more. I am able to find balance by laughing and focusing on the funny,” she said.

AARP Wisconsin is recognizing Sherrie with a “Portrait of Care,” which is an artist’s painting of her with a loved one.

Selected through AARP’s storytelling initiative called “I Heart Caregivers”, Sherrie is among 53 family caregivers chosen nationwide, including one each from each state, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to receive a hand-painted portrait.

Thousands of caregivers have shared their stories on the website www.aarp.org/iheartcaregivers

“We want to celebrate family caregivers, spotlight their experiences of hope, love, dedication and perseverance, and elevate their stories – especially during National Family Caregivers Month,” said Sam Wilson of AARP Wisconsin, which serves about 820,000 Wisconsinites age 50 and older. “This is especially important as we work to support family caregivers through public policy, education, outreach and more.

“Family caregivers are the backbone of our care system, serving a crucial role in helping older Wisconsinites and other loved ones remain in their own homes and communities as long as possible,” Wilson said. “That’s why AARP is fighting for commonsense solutions to help make their big responsibilities a little bit easier.”

For nearly 15 years Sherrie has provided guidance for her parents and son, Erik – now age 27 – who has aggressive Lyme and additional underlying health concerns. Her father has degenerative spine issues while her mother suffers from genetic endocrine disorders and severe arthritis. “The backdrop of everything I do is to help out on either side as best I can,” she said.

Sherrie stays in daily contact with her son and visits her parents every chance she gets. She cooks dinner, shares funny stories, stays overnight and helps manage medical consultations and quality of life needs.

“I’ve come to recognize that on days when I feel like the mayo on all three layers of a triple-decker sandwich, nothing feeds my soul and recharges my battery like humor,” she says.

“Being a sandwich boomer is all day every day. At times do I feel like my life is absurd sideways? You bet. Would I trade a single aspect of it? Not on your life. If I can get the people I care about to laugh out loud, it fires my engines and I’m good to go.”

Earlier this year, AARP conducted a statewide survey of registered voters age 45 and older in Wisconsin to learn about their experiences, challenges and needs as family caregivers, and attitudes toward public policy that would support family caregivers.

The survey found that family caregivers in Wisconsin provide 538 million hours of care per year to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones. They help with daily activities such as bathing or dressing, preparing meals, administering medications, driving to doctor visits, and paying bills.

“This report demonstrates that we need to do more to assist the hundreds of thousands of caregivers in our state,” said Wilson said. “Some of the things that will help family caregivers include improved workplace flexibility, respite care, tax credits and home care services.”

Sherrie Palm

Sherrie Palm

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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www. aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP VIVA, a bilingual news source.  AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org. 

Personal Cooling System sells out in heatwave

Personal Cooling System stays cold for 12 hours

Keeps you discreetly cool for 12 hours

Keeps you discreetly cool for 12 hours

Following the success of the amazing personal cooling system ‘Coldfront‘  as featured in the Washington Post Oprah

The freak weather of heatwaves sweeping countries has been no match for Coldfront.  Its been a vital part of peoples everyday lives especially those who are unable to regualate their temperatures such as babies, people with MS women who are going through the menopause. This hot weather has been a sell out for Coldfront and the team are working round the clock to ensure coldfront reaches their customers.

Immediate cooling relief any time anywhere

Coldfront is the world’s first on the go and on demand personal cooling kit with patented Recool Technology. Unlike regular ice packs or gel packs, when you take coldfront out of the freezer, it stays cold for up to 12 hours without being a drippy mess.

The technology inside coldfront recools the soft palm packs within 20 minutes. Use coldfront once, twice, three times—as often as you need it, day or night. Wow! You have the flexibility of immediate cooling relief wherever you are, wherever you need it. That’s the beauty of coldfront!

The story behind Coldfront

This is a particular warming story as the inventor Susie Hadas founder and president of Personally Cool  invented Coldfront for personal reasons. Read this incredible journey she has gone on to bring you Coldfront. Read more....

Susie and Jordan Hadas are working to raise money follow them on the Indiegogo

Using coldfront is really that simple!

When you first receive coldfront®, just place it — closed — in the freezer overnight or for at least 12 hours. Once cooled, remove coldfront® from the freezer, toss it into your handbag, briefcase or backpack, and go! The cold palm packs will be ready to as soon as you need them. Once you’re relieved, simply return the palm pack to the coldfront® case and zip it closed. The palm pack just used will be ready to use again within 20 minutes — without having to go back into the freezer. Should you need some cool within 20 minutes, the second palm pack is ready and waiting for you. Read more…

Personally Cool work closely with organisations to raise awareness about the various conditions where people need to keep cool.

Multiple Sclerosis affects around 100,000 people in the UK for more information MS Society

For further excellent reading about the menopause, hormone fluctuation, hysterectomy HRT etc Kathryn Colas site www.mentoringthroughmenopause.com, offers excellent information for women, businesses and medical professionals.

Would you like more information about the fantastic Coldfront in Europe contact C&G Medicare use code  COLDFRONT6 for free shipping in the UK Click Coldfront for your order

Incostress chosen to run in Best Natural Pharmacy Awards

A natural way to control incontinence and discreetly do pelvic floor exercises

.Incostress has already proved to  improve the quality of life for thousands of women around the world since it was first launched in 2007. It as claimed international awards for best medical device, best design, innovator of the year (twice) and best product for science and technology in 2008. Could 2012 be another award-winning year for this amazing little medical device?

We would love to hear from you regarding your personal or if you know someone who is having to deal with incontinence. Incostress not only immediately controls incontinence it has also been found to help women who have a pelvic organ prolapse called a rectocele. A rectocele is where the bowel collapses into the vaginal wall. Incostress supports the bowel wall.

Incostress is distributed by many independent pharmacies and also by the largest pharmacy in the United Kingdom Boots. Incostress is available on-line at http://www.boots.com but can also be ordered in store.

The Inventor of Incostress has set up a free help line for women who suffer incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse issues. Her amazing team consists of registered women’s health physiotherapists from around the world and gynaecologists who all offer their valuable time on a voluntary basis to help raise the awareness of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Her team ensures patients are given the correct information about their individual conditions.

There are so many products out there without medical clinical evidence to support their claims that women who are seeking help tend to ‘waste their money’ as they can end up buying a product which is not suitable for their condition.

C&G Medicare Ltd in the UK offer a unique FREE service which advises (but never diagnoses) patients on the best route to help them with their condition. It is ALWAYS recommended that you visit your doctor or physiotherapist to discuss all symptoms you have for you to get the best treatment.

Do you run an independent pharmacy? contact www.incostress.com for information and leaflets on Incostress.

Please vote for us at Natural Pharmacy Awards click on the logo

Vote for Incostress and help raise awareness about incontinence

Incostress. Order yours today.

Incostress stops bladder weakness and strengthens pelvic floor muscles

 

IncoStress No More Misery for Thousands of Women

IncoStress No More Misery for Thousands of Women

IncoStress Gaynor Morgan The answer in the palm of your hand

What is the award winning magazine Women Talking about?

Millions of women experience incontinence, largely due to insufficient strength to the pelvic floor muscles. Some may lose a few drops of urine while running or coughing, while others may feel a strong, sudden urge to urinate just before losing a large amount. Many women experience both symptoms.

Incontinence can be slightly bothersome or totally demoralising and for many women the risk of public embarrassment stops them enjoying many activities and impacts on their quality of life. Additionally urine loss can also occur during sex and cause tremendous emotional distress.

Gaynor Morgan’s mother Carole suffered in silence for years and searching for solutions mother and daughter found help was not readily at hand. As incontinence isn’t deemed a life threatening condition, very little money is spent on research. The most common solution offered for incontinence is pads, which only hide the problem but never solve it. Gaynor and Carole were looking for a more permanent solution.

Gaynor’s story behind the development of reveals experiences and challenges that brought invaluable skills for running her successful company. Born in Bridgend, South Wales, Gaynor’s career has taken her half way around the world and back as the C&G Medicare Ltd headquarters are located in South Wales supplying the UK, Canada and the European market with their products.

READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE HERE

Got a story to share contact Women Talking

House of Bath offers Free Pelvic Floor Toner to its customers

House of Bath offers a free pelvic floor toner to its customers

With the economy as it is people are tightening their belts, but unfortunately not tightening their pelvic floor, which leads to all sorts of problems including incontinence and sometimes pelvic organ prolapse. Costing the health service billions every year in operations and incontinence pads.

Ladies are you happy about sitting in your own urine regardless whether the latest pad has odour control? Are you happy about spending on average £560 per year on pads? Are you happy hiding the problem and not solving it? If you answer yes to any of these questions then don’t read any further.

House of Bath are renowned for offering innovative and top quality products to their customers. Now they have gone one step further and realise that the economy situation is holding some customers back from spending on luxury items. But when it comes to your health anything that can help is not a luxury it is a necessity.

House of Bath now stock Pfilates the only pelvic floor exercise program with clinical trials to support the claims that it works. Pfilates was created by American Gynaecologist Dr Bruce Crawford and is now practiced globally by men women and trained by professionals.

To be trained in this program by a personal trainer would cost you around £70 per session and depending on how weak your pelvic floor is would depend on how many sessions you need.

House of Bath have the full Pfilates kit, Pfilates ball, Pfilates manual and Pfilates 64 minute easy to follow DVD. Realising that to help further strengthen the pelvic floor a pelvic floor toner would help. House of Bath are giving away this £29.99 pelvic floor toner FREE with the Pfilates kit. Unbeatable results at an unbeatable price.

controls urge and stress incontinence. Gets you back into the shape you need

Major win for women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Help for women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse is on its way

Pelvic organ prolapse affects millions of women in every single country around the world, yet this is one condition that has remained unspoken about. There is a certain embarrassment around a woman who has any kind of pelvic organ prolapse. That embarrassment leads to breakdown in communication between partners, distress and medical complications if not treated.

Many women are unaware they even have  pelvic organ prolapse until it gets to the stage that they know something is drastically wrong with their body.

Fact: More money is spent on marketing a top brand product than on Pelvic Organ Prolapse.

There are different stages of prolapse and a grade 1 the women is unaware she has prolapsed.

There are different types of prolapse ranging from uterine prolapse to rectocele prolaspe.

How do you recognnise the signs? How do you even start to speak about it with your doctor or partner? Who do you turn to for support? Who will even understand what you are going through, after all you are the only one that this has happened to right? WRONG!

APOPS AND APOPS Europe is a non profit organisation set up by found and pelvic organ prolapse surviver Sherrie Palm. Sherrie is also the author of Pelvic Organ Prolapse the silent epidemic and a wonderful advocate for women all over the world suffering in silence.

C&G Medicare ltd look after the APOPS Europe side and work closely with Sherrie ensuring all information is accurate and available for women to contact C&G directly. C&G Medicare speak openly and frankly to women who need help. The team are able to direct women to their nearest womans health clinic and physiotherapist.

What they don’t do is make any diagnosis or assumptions, that is for the doctor. The team at C&G are able to reasure women and offer general advice about pelvic floor issues.

You can find Sherries book at either C&G Medicare Ltd click here or on one of the UKs most respected mail order companies Scotts&Co in their Viva Direct Catalogue Click here

If you have a pelvic organ prolapse you need to read this

Pelvic Organ Prolapse – The Silent Epidemic is a must-read for any woman with urinary or faecal incontinence, chronic constipation, pain with intimacy or tissue bulge, this authoritative book dissects the Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) path, leading through the physical, emotional, social and sexual obstacle course of POP diagnosis and treatment.

Written by Sherrie Palm, herself a sufferer of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and founder of APOPS, a global non-profit organisation dedicated to the recognition of the condition.     Hardback 130 pages

 

If you are going in for pelvic organ prolapse surgery, you should read this book first, it gives an honest account of what to expect and how to heal yourself quicker. C&G Medicare Ltd also have a pre surgery sheet they can give you. It asks the relevant questions you wont have to and your doctor simply fills it in or answers you directly. We aim to make the experience as less embarrassing and easier for you the sufferer to deal with as possible.

REMEMBER APOPS IS OPEN 24/7 FOR ANYONE ANYWHERE click here for the direct link to APOPS
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