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  • In Praise of Those Who Care

    One of the things I most enjoy when traveling the nation to talk with family and professional caregivers is meeting the amazing advocates working hard to make the life of their constituent groups better. Read more

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  • The Question of Questions

    During the Q&A sessions at the Fearless Caregiver Conferences, I always ask the attendees to hold the driving questions to the last half hour, since it generally swamps all other concerns. Read more

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  • Loving White Lies

    As we travel the nation talking with our fellow family caregivers, our hope is to help bring the best answers, support and advice to light. We talk about things, such as the importance of being able to communicate with our loved ones for whom we care Read more

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  • Henry and Grace

    As a couple, Henry and Grace taught me as much as anyone ever has about living life to the fullest, not in words, but by example.  They were my parents best friends for 40 years and the four of them spent much of their times together laughing. Read more

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  • Summer of Respite 2019

    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. Read more

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  • 24 Years and Counting…

    Twenty four 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

  • A Funny Thing Happened…

    I always start the Fearless Caregiver Conferences with one of the most important aspects of a family caregiver’s life- Humor.  Humor will get a caregiver through the most challenging situations. Read more

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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