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August 07, 1987 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-08-07

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Farmington Hills, Mi.

• Registered Electrologists •

851-3590

Come and let us remove your unwanted hair problem and improve your appearance.

Near 12 Mile Rd. bet. Evergreen & Southfield

559-1969

CLOSE-UP

RONALD'S
HAIR & CO.

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S IR FASHIONS



BY RONALD

Caregiver

Continued from Preceeding Page

23720 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, Mi.

557-0680

Open 1 Days • Eves. By Appt.

The Workmen's Circle & Sholem Aleichem Institute
Jewish Community Council
Sarah K. Gold Philanthropic Fund, United Jewish Charities
PRESENT THE 9th ANNUAL

Y1DD1S1-1 CONCERT
1N THE PARK

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featuring

Foy Nicoll

Yiddish & Russian Songs

The Instrumental music for this occasion is mode
possible by funds supplied by the recording corn-
ponies of America through the Music Performances
Trust Fund. The grant for this performance was ob-
tained with the co,operotion of Local 5, Detroit
Federation of Musicians.

Mack Pitt & His Orchestra
2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 9
Shepherd Park, Oak Park

Church & Northfield

Bring Chairs & Sunshade For Your Comfort • No Admission Fee



Simply divine.

Hand-craftedpins,
earrings, necklaces, shirts
and they're awaiting you
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Complimentary gift wrapping

8herwaDd
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Tel-Twelve Mall •

12 Mile & Telegraph
Daily 10-9, Sun. 12-5 • 354-9060

Fine furniture & accessories always 20% off

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FRIDAY, AUG. 7, 1987

Annie Huckaby assists Jack Pollack play bingo.
$5 an hour but their per hour
I've had to throw away a half-
rate is still considerably less
dozen pots and pans because
than a private agency
she'd turn on the stove, put a
charges.
pan on and there'd be nothing
in it. Even though she doesn't
"The fee is less because the
wander, I have to watch her
Jewish Vocational Service
all the timer
doesn't actually hire the
Because a caregiver's role
aides," said Schlang. "We just
can
be frustrating and lonely,
work with them closely and
various associations often
refer them to clients."
provide support groups for
The Alzheimer's Disease
caregivers. One such group is
and related Disorders Asso-
SPACE's Room to Grow, a
ciation also has a small
support system for single
respite program. Nathan
women who care for the
Gold attends meetings of the
severely mentally or physical-
group.
ly
impaired or terminally ill.
"Our 30 respite workers are
"Too often family caregivers
volunteers who are profes-
feel guilty about feeling the
sionally trained to care for so-
need for help or letting a
meone who has Alzheimer's,"
stranger take care of their
said Ilene Orlanski, coor-
parent,"
stated Aida Cutler,
dinator of the agency's Home
administrative
assistant for
Respite Program. "People pay
SPACE.
"We
share
informa-
for the maximum of four
tion
about
available
services
hours a week of service on a
and
about
research
on
sliding scale according to
diseases
at
our
meetings.
their ability. The charge ap-
Members provide emotional
proximates $5 an hour."
support for one another by ex-
"Living with a progressive
changing information and by
illness in the family can be
recognizing each other's
one of the most stressful ex-
needs."
periences imaginable," Orlan-
ski said. "At times it's very
Nathan doesn't feel there's
rewarding to be a primary
any embarrassment in caring
caregiver, but there are
for someone. He still manages
always further declines down
to attend concerts with
Esther and to take her danc-
the road.'It's important to re-
main social, to not feel
ing in Florida.
isolated from the community,
"She loves to go dancing"
to just get out of the home.
Nathan said, "but I just wish
That's why our program is so
more people would unders-
successful — we provide that
tand. We used to play cards
time for the caregiver."
with other couples but they
Nathan makes good use of
would get angry at Esther's
his time when Esther is at
behavior because some of the
things she did wouldn't make
Borman Hall. He cleans, runs
errands and completes
sense. Now we don't see these
couples at all and that's sad.
household chores. He also
finds time for himself: play-
So when Esther isn't around,
ing golf, bowling, visiting the
because I don't want to hurt
local health club and reading
her feelings, I tell our friends
for pleasure.
that she has Alzheimer's, and
"During the weekends, I
that it's still important for
have to keep an eye on Esther.
both of us to keep in touch
She can get into mischief. She
with our friends."
still thinks she can cook and
The experts agree that

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