“How is Hospice a good thing?” a prospective client had asked me. more

Jun 19, 2017 9:14 AM Articles

The formal diagnosis of ovarian cancer was confirmed after seven hours of surgery at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. more

Jun 15, 2017 2:00 AM Articles 1 Comments

“It’s a Puh.. Puh… Puh… word.”  I desperately explained to my husband. He turned his head away from me and walked into the other room. I stood there alone, bereft, defeated, feeling the tears burn through my embarrassment and frustration. more

Jun 7, 2017 5:13 PM Articles

Tips for Injecting Living into Dying Every day a daughter or son somewhere, or a sister or brother or parent, gets the news that a cherished loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal disease. more


Caregiving through a Doctor’s Eyes

Photographer: James Gathany

Caregiving is universal. It knows no boundaries of age, race, religion, profession or economic status. Caregiving will touch all of our lives at some point along the way. more


The day began ominously enough.  Low clouds, shrouded in mourning colors, hung heavily in the sky, threatening to weep during the class at the Botanical Gardens. more

Jun 2, 2017 8:22 AM Articles

Marilu Henner is a five-time Golden-Globe nominated actress who was a caregiver to her husband, diagnosed with bladder cancer. She sat down with Editor-in-Chief, Gary Barg for a wide ranging discussion about cancer and being a caregiver advocate. more

May 31, 2017 4:00 PM Articles

If someone you love will be undergoing major surgery, it might be helpful to have your own survival kit. more

May 31, 2017 10:59 AM Articles

Fran Drescher is a patient advocate for people with cancer. Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg spoke candidly with Fran about cancer and caregiver advocacy. more


Because caregiving is such a universal task, faced by nearly all of us at one time or another, I hope you find these strategies helpful. more


A common nutritional problem that can affect someone in poor health is wasting or loss of body mass called cachexia-anorexia. It often is seen in advanced stages of Alzheimer’s and cancer. more


Join us as we celebrate Fearless Caregivers, MICHELE POTTER, sharing her personal story as she cares for her loved ones. more

May 26, 2017 3:43 PM Fearless Caregiver Profiles

Join us as we celebrate Fearless Caregivers, ALICIA DAVIS sharing her personal story as she cares for her loved ones. more

May 26, 2017 12:38 PM Fearless Caregiver Profiles

If by some miracle I could talk to you I would have a million things to say more


As more and more chemotherapy is given in outpatient clinics and at home, it is extremely important that caregivers and patients understand the risks and hazards that household members may be exposed to. more

May 10, 2017 1:57 PM Articles