Editor's Pen

From the Editor's Pen

  • Fire Drills and What If’s

    Like all dedicated first responders, I believe that we caregivers need to keep our skills honed by conducting what I like to call Fire Drills and What If’s? Read more

  • 25 Years and Counting…

    Twenty-five years ago this week on a rainy Fourth of July weekend, I drove a rental truck to a local magazine printer's warehouse to pick up copies of the first issue of Today's Caregiver magazine. Read more


  • Chairperson Mom

    Sometimes our most important work as family caregivers includes being able to juggle what your loved one truly needs with what they truly believe they want. Read more

  • Father's Day

    According to the Caregiver Action Network “The male/female ratio involved in caregiving has changed dramatically. Caregiving used to be considered a women’s issue based on data that showed 75 percent of "family" care was provided by women. Read 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. Read more


  • The New-New Normal

    How many times have we caregivers heard the phrase “The New Normal?”   A perfect metaphor for the life we start leading once our loved one takes ill.  Suddenly, the trips to Bermuda or the casino or the bingo parlor, Read more

  • On the road again (the Covid-19 version)

    Now that most parts of the country have reduced the sheltering in place restrictions, I’d like to bring up an issue that may not have been on everybody’s front burner for a while — Driving. Read more


  • The Poker Wizard

    Regular readers of this column know that we are quite proud of our mom, for many things she has done. For it was by her dedication to our dad and grandparents that allowed me to see what challenges caregivers face daily. Read more

  • Caregiver Mom

    Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday (although it could be argued that every day is Mother’s Day.) At every conference where our mom has joined us, we always introduce her as the mother of Today’s Caregiver Read more

  • Your Home, Your Castle, Your Wallet

    Now that we are all entering our third month of sheltering-in-place, I’m sure some of our pets (talking about you, cats) would love it if we left them alone and some think this is the best thing since the invention of doggie treats (you know who you Read more


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