Editor's Pen

From the Editor's Pen

  • Anger Management

    At a recent Fearless Caregiver Conference, so many issues of importance to caregivers were raised that it could take up five columns, but I thought I would touch on one that is surprisingly not mentioned enough by event attendees – anger Read more

  • 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

  • Break The Glass

    I've had many conversations recently about what it takes to become a "successful caregiver." This is an important conversation for us to be having in this country at this moment. Read more


  • Mike and Mindy - A Valentine's Tale

    They heard about the Fearless Caregiver Conference in the news that very morning. Let’s call them Mike and Mindy (not their real names). I was in Tampa to host our annual Fearless Caregiver Conference and had an interview with one of the local.. Read more


  • Dèjá vu

    I stood in the hospital emergency room with my mother, the ER doctor and the social worker. My mother and I brought my 91-year-old grandfather in just a few hours earlier. The next few words spoken by the social worker immediately jerked me back... Read more


  • Scene From a Doctor's Office

    In a recent visit to a physician’s office, I heard the following conversation transpire between an elderly couple. The husband was a new patient and seemingly hard of hearing, Read more


  • Caregiving MBA

    Last week, many caregivers responded to my column entitled (CPR), detailing my deeply held belief that each caregiver needs to be respected as the CEO of our Loved One’s Care, Inc. Read more


  • CPR

    I have a confession to make. I am actually quite addicted to books by business gurus, you know the type, “Swim with sharks without ripping your pajamas, Learn to Better Yourself : in every way in 200 pages, or The Greatest Business Advice: Read more

  • A Puzzlement, Indeed

    Play is serious work.  We work hard to make sure our kids have the right play toys to help them learn skills that match their age and abilities. These include hand-eye coordination games such as the one that buzzes when you take out the funny bone... Read more

  • Here's to a Healthy 2024

    In my younger days, early January always  reminded me of early September, mostly because both months signified new beginnings. January, of course, signified the hopes associated with the  turn of the calendar.. Read more

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