Editor's Pen

From the Editor's Pen

  • To Some Truly Grand Parents

    With a busy 2023 Fearless Caregiver Conference schedule in full swing, I am very much looking forward to visiting with the caregivers who will be in attendance. It is always an extra special joy to share the day with the grandparent caregivers Read more


  • Three Score & Seven Years Ago (plus 2)

    Funny, I don’t feel a day over two score and seven years.  (If all the score talk is confusing, please refer to Lincoln’s Gettysburg address). Read more

  • The Doctoring the Doctor Principle

    This week’s discussion of Fearless Caregiver Manifesto Principle Five dovetails perfectly with a conversation we had at a recent Fearless Caregiver Conference. Read more


  • ADC To the Second Power

    My grandfather went back to work at the tender age of 88, and it saved his life. No, it was not a fifth career for this energetic octogenarian, who had been a painting contractor, Seabee in WWII, home builder and artist. Gramp’s new job was actually Read more


  • Citizen Carter

    Please allow me to talk about my first.  The year was 1976 and I was a student at Florida State University.  I was blessed that by all accounts my first was with a decent, caring, lifelong citizen servant and someone who made a difference ... Read more


  • On Being Caregiver Friendly

    We are celebrating more than twenty years of honoring inventors, designers, tinkerers, writers, creators and companies who are working tirelessly on behalf of family caregivers with a call for entries. Read more

  • Valentine’s Day for Family Caregivers: Giving to those who give the most

    Nobody in your life is as full of as deserving of love as a family caregiver.  The problem is that we caregivers tend to take ourselves out of the ever important Circle of Care while always making sure our loved ones... Read more


  • Depression Be Gone

    Whether through full-time homecare, regular doctor visits, or long distance care, caregiving has become an all-encompassing part of all our lives. As our caregiving intensifies, so too do our stress levels, Read more


  • On the Road Again - The Orlando Edition

    Next month, I am going to the World of Disney to have fun with my favorite people in the world – my fellow family caregivers.  No, we aren’t going to EPCOT or the It’s A Small World ride. Something much more fun.  We will be hosting the first... Read more

  • The Future is Now?

    One by one, the children were drafted into the family caregiving team. The oldest child, a young man of eighteen, was tasked with taking care of his father's medical appointments, medications, and other needs. Read more

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