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From the Editor's Pen

  • What’s it worth?

    Is the text you are about to send worth your life?  That is the question you need to ask every time you reach for your phone while driving to text a note, funny message or fleeting thought to friends. Read more

  • A Reflection from 20 Years On

    In the midst of yet another hotly contested political season in a severely divided country, it is probably a good thing to stop for a moment and remember one of those few truly terrible days... Read more


  • When the Wind Blows

    Sixteen years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the United States, first in South Florida and then in the Gulf Coast. Like preparing for family caregiving, preparing for hurricane season does not always follow a specified route. Read more


  • Time to Sharpen Our Pencils

    In my younger days, early September always signified new beginnings as that was when the summer break was over and we would return to school and enter a new grade. Read more


  • Doctor, Can You Hear Me?

    Last year, I wrote about the doctor’s office visit I had with Mom and her doctor where he must have referred to her age multiple times during the session. Read more


  • Fall for Respite

    Now that September is two weeks away (believe it or not!), it’s time to start making your list of those people you know you can count on to pitch in and support your respite program this fall. Let them in on your plan and see what they will ... Read more


  • All That Can Be Asked

    My dad used to tell a joke that I would share at the in-person Fearless Caregiver Conferences. It goes like this: How can you tell who the volunteers are in the army? Read more

  • Delta Dawn

    We entered the eighteenth month since the first public awareness of the Covid-19 pandemic with the fervent hope that we were entering the beginning of the end of the pandemic and all it has wrought. Read more

  • A Kibble a Day

    You have made sure your senior loved one has all the love in your heart and best possible medical support available as you care for them.  They are safe at your home or theirs and you are keeping them as calm and safe. Read more

  • The Trip Ahead

    Now that the summer is in full swing, it is time to consider how to give a break to the most important person in your loved one’s life – you. Since 2001 we have spent each summer sharing tips and techniques to help caregivers take the respite they... Read more


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