FROM THE EDITOR'S PEN
/ Caregiving Johnny Appleseed
Next week we will be hosting our 9th annual
New Haven Fearless Caregiver Conference and on
November 9th, we will hold our second ever
Tampa Fearless Caregiver Conference.
With the entire digital world at our disposal—by the
the Best Practices: Incontinence Care Webinar is
now hosted on caregiver.com—and the not so fun
aspects of traveling these days (doing the TSA
Tango, ever shrinking leg room, and let’s not talk
about the food!), I am occasionally asked why we
still host the live events. The answer is: that’s
where the wisdom is.
In over 110 events, I have never seen one where
the wisdom was not flowing from the family and
professional caregivers in attendance. In
fact, this space in last week’s newsletter was
entirely about wisdom that was shared by an attendee
at an event a few days earlier.
The reason I am talking about this is that one of
my most favorite moments is when you, our readers,
are able to communicate with caregivers who live
across the nation, or even around the world, in
order for us all to help each other become better at
caring for our loved ones and for ourselves.
Responses to last week’s
I have been involved in the "care giving"
industry for over a decade. I think it is so
important for the primary caregiver to set
I suggest using a calendar, scheduling time
when the caregiver can be reached…continued
I just read your newsletter and would like
to have the list of advice for the
Maybe we are all Caregiving Johnny
Appleseeds—sharing the wisdom we have learned as we
care for our loved ones and picking up some seeds of
wisdom from our fellow caregivers to help in our own
caregiving. Talk about keeping the doctor