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 Our Teenage Years

November is National Family Caregivers Month, National Alzheimer’s Month, National Lung Cancer Awareness month and National Diabetes Awareness Month. November is also the beginning of the fourteenth year of caregiver.com. When this web community was created in 1995, it was among only 18 thousand websites online. Now there are over 100 million. Back then, it was not clear what role the world-wide-web would play in all of our lives, but we knew that somehow, it would become a valuable tool for family caregivers. That concept was confirmed in our first online chat (a remarkable event in 1995,) that brought together an Alzheimer’s caregiver from Indiana, a stroke caregiver from Los Angeles and most memorably, a teenager just diagnosed with diabetes who wanted to share his concerns with people who would understand what he was going through.

Since those early days a lot has changed. We have had four major renovations to our online home, added an expanded local section, created the largest directory of caregiver support groups, launched an active newsletter and featured digital interviews with caregiving experts and celebrities. We are also proud to announce that caregiver.com hosts the digital version of our national print magazine, Today’s Caregiver, which is another first in the industry. Yet, with all of the changes and improvements to caregiver.com over the years, the one thing that has remained a constant is that nothing is more important to this web community than you. We remain committed to doing everything we can to create community, hands-on advice and support for family and professional caregivers. And that will never change.

 

Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief

gary@caregiver.com