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  • 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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  • Summer of Respite 2021

    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

  • Anniversaries Abound

    Twenty-six years ago, next week (or, if you'd rather, 227,928 hours, 13,675,580 minutes or 820,540,800 seconds ago) 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 Read more

  • And the winners are...

    What do smart fall detectors, virtual futures, terrific books and mobility innovations all have in common? These are descriptions of some of our 2021 Caregiver Friendly Award winners. They also represent thousands of hours of loving labor... Read more

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  • The Caregiving Time Traveler

    Wouldn’t it be nice to time travel into the past to erase some of the moments that haunt you to this very day?  Such as the searing memory of your mom’s pained look that time you couldn’t stop yourself from yelling at her for asking the same question Read more

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  • That Vexing Driving Issue

    I know that mobility has many meanings to family caregivers, wheelchairs and walkers first come to mind. But, the mobility issue that may be the most challenging of all, is what to do when your loved one should no longer be driving. Read more

  • And Do It Anyway

    Our motto at the Fearless Caregiver conferences virtual and in-person events is I’m a Fearless Caregiver – Don’t Mess with Me. Read more

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  • After Covid-19 Caregiving

    A major relief for caregivers with loved ones in long-term care facilities is that we can now start visiting loved ones after a year of isolation.  Don't stop.  Make definite plans for ongoing visits, even if virtually, from all members of the family Read more

  • Pinkies Up for Caregivers

    Last week was the celebration of National Etiquette Week. Darn, I really wish I had known about it so I could have been more aware of how much kinder people were to one another. Read more

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