Editor's Pen

From the Editor's Pen

  • Empowering Family Caregivers: Always the Right Answer

    In 1992, three years before the first issue of Today's Caregiver magazine rolled off the presses, I accompanied my mother to a physician’s office where they were conducting a clinical trial of high cholesterol. Read more

  • A Time to Be Fearless

    When my dad became ill in 1990, I would come home to Miami to visit almost every month, but it was not until returning to Florida full-time to help care for my grandparents that I knew what a “black hole” my mom had been living in... Read more


  • Partnering for Care

    I have heard a lot recently about a phrase that I really like: Care Partnership. We have always used this phrase mostly in relationship with the family caregiver becoming an equal member of their loved one’s care team. Read more

  • Calling Doctor Caregiver

    This week, I would like to offer a special thanks to our partners who allowed us to host the first annual Tallahassee Fearless Caregiver Conference. Read more


  • Become a Caregiver Friendly Award Winner

    A call out to all those designers, tinkerers, writers, creators and companies who are working tirelessly on behalf of family caregivers Read more


  • In Celebration of Stroke Caregivers

    One of the most interesting things I have learned from speaking with family caregivers around the country over these past 24 years is that, although so many aspects of caregiving are similar no matter what the disease or illness our loved ones faces Read more


  • Finding Your Tribe

    They say ole’ dogs don’t learn new tricks. Which may be certainly be true, but I did learn a new and extremely effective phrase when helping caregivers understand the benefit of joining a support group. Read more

  • The Deadline Fast Approaches…

    We are celebrating seventeen years of honoring inventors, designers, tinkerers, writers, creators and companies who are working tirelessly on behalf of family caregivers with a call for entries to the 2019 Today's Caregiver Friendly Awards. Read more

  • Sharing Etiquette Wisdom (Redux)

    Two weeks ago, I wrote the article, The Caregiver Curmudgeon: Physicians Etiquette Edition about the challenges we face ensuring the healthcare system treats our loved ones with the respect they deserve. Read more


  • Of Bunnies, Backyards and Beach Bummin’

    This week we begin to celebrate Passover and Easter, don our new holiday garb, and do everything for the young ones from hiding the matzah to holding Easter egg rolls, believe it or not, summer is also just around the corner. Read more

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