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  • Objective Love

    I received a call from a dear friend of mine, who recently retired from the health care industry. You could say he was one of my first mentors, when starting out on my journey of caregiver support 25 years ago. He leads a men’s group in the small Read more

  • Howling with Care

    As CEO of Caring for Your Loved Ones, Inc, Fearless Caregivers need to have a wide array of tools and techniques at your disposal. You may be surprised to know what I believe to be the most important of these tools - Humor. Read more

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  • 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. If nothing else, the statistics bear out the potential for danger to our loved ones. 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

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  • A Dog Day

    I owe my veterinarian an apology (or rather, Junior's vet). This is the same family-run veterinarian clinic that I have been taking him to since he was a pup. How this relates to family caregiving is coming up. Read more

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  • Mom and Pop Quiz

    What is the most important attribute you need to possess to help you as you care for your loved one? (And don’t say “being a loving person” – that is a given.) Read more

  • Detective Caregiver

    Now that summer is almost upon us, it is time to put on our deerstalker hat and reflectively puff on an empty Calabash pipe ala Sherlock Holmes and in his shadow become a loving (but slightly nosey) caregiver detective. Read more

  • He’s BAACK: The Caregiver Curmudgeon

    When we created Today’s Caregiver magazine , there were very few voices in the wilderness talking about the issue of family caregiving. There are now (thankfully) a significant amount of people talking and writing about caregivers and caregiving, Read more

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  • 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

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  • An Exquisite Mother’s Day Gift

    I recently spoke with my friend Harry about his 90-year-old mother, who lives two counties away. He described her as a fiercely independent woman who lived alone and was still driving. But recently, she had become noticeably frail and was not allowin Read more

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