Editor's Pen

From the Editor's Pen

  • The Caregiver Curmudgeon: Comes the Walrus

    I find myself celebrating Older Americans Month this year from a different perspective as ever before.  As one.  In March, I became a Medicare baby replete with a red, white and blue card which started me thinking about the process of aging. Read more

  • 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

  • The Most Important Word

    It was so very nice to hear the President of the United States say the word caregiver in a joint session of Congress last night.   That was nothing I’ve heard from that podium before but looking forward to hearing it much more often. Read more


  • The Caregiver Curmudgeon Chronicles: Medication Management Episode

    According to the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, there are two definitions for the word curmudgeon. The first one being: An ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions. Read more

  • Caregiver Jujitsu

    Caregiver Jujitsu - / kair-giv-er ju•jit•su / –a method developed to help caregivers take advantage of important resources by turning their negative responses into positive action. Read more


  • The Deadline Fast Approaches…

    We are celebrating 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 to the 2021 Today's Caregiver Friendly Awards. Read more

  • Virtual Love

    As we find ourselves on the way toward the blessed end of the Covid-19 pandemic and all the trials and tribulations it has thrown in the path of family caregivers, it is still extremely important to do all we can to help caregivers battle... Read more

  • Gimmicks and Gambits

    One of the greatest challenges we face as family caregivers comes not from the healthcare system, lack of financial resources or even the illness our loved ones are dealing with, but from our loved ones themselves. Read more


  • Really, It can wait

    Each March for the past eleven years, I have taken a moment to reflect upon a senseless tragedy which took place in September 2009 on a dark roadway in northern Minnesota. I can recount the date and place so very easily ... Read more


  • Notes from a Medicare Baby

    Next week, I hit one of life’s stereotypical milestones when my personal odometer clicks to 65 years on Monday (beware the Ides of March, indeed).  Of course, those younger than I am are saying,  “Wow, and you aren’t napping yet?" Read more


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