Editor's Pen

From the Editor's Pen

  • Elevators, Planes and Arkansans

    After a brief time with my feet firmly planted on good ole’ Mother Earth, I am finding myself flying the friendly (!?) skies more often these days. That is the bad news, the good news is what awaits me when I land. more

  • Preventing Senior Accidental Overdoses

    A growing concern for family caregivers is the possibility of a loved one’s accidental overdose. This is an issue I hear about with alarming frequency as we travel the country on our Fearless Caregiver Conference tour. more

  • Our New Home

    Twenty-two years ago, the doors of our very first online home were flung open into the wild new frontier of the World Wide Web. This was all uncharted territory, as was one of the very first 100,000 websites ever launched. more

  • You Just Gotta Laugh...

    Researchers at the UMUC have proven that laughter is linked to healthy function of blood vessels. Laughter appears to cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, to dilate or expand in order to increase blood flow. more

  • Pinkies Up for Caregivers

    Last week was the celebration of National Etiquette Week. Darn, I really wish I had known about it so I could have been more aware of how much kinder people were to one another. more

  • Funny Stuff

    I am inclined to talk about something that many who are not family caregivers do not understand—caregiver humor. more

  • A Puzzlement, Indeed

    Play is serious work.  We work hard to make sure our kids have the right play toys to help them learn skills that match their age and abilities. These include hand-eye coordination games more

  • Hard to Swallow

    Dysphagia is an important challenge for so many of our readers. We invite you to review the information on the site and share what you have learned with each other. more

  • Now, that’s a lot of candles!

    This week holds a few personal milestones for me. Yesterday was my 61st birthday and today you are reading our 1,000th caregiver newsletter (or do I have those numbers backwards?!). more

  • More Flies with Honey...

    There are three words you need to have at the ready whenever you’re dealing with the system (healthcare, financial, government) and they are, “Who’s Your Supervisor.” more