Editor's Pen

From the Editor's Pen

  • 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

  • Care Partners

    As you can well imagine, one of the most popular members of any Fearless Caregiver Conference Expert Question and Answer panel is the attorney. We have been blessed over the years to have local attorneys join us on the panels ... Read more

  • And the Winners Are...

    What do smart fall detectors, virtual futures, terrific books and mobility innovations all have in common? These are descriptions of some of our 2023 Today's Caregiver Friendly Award winners. They also represent thousands of hours of loving labor... 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

  • An Interview with Henry Winkler

    Henry Winkler, Actor, Comedian, Author, Producer, Director, and my guest today to speak about something that affects so many family caregivers, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), specifically Geographic Atrophy (GA)... Read more

  • Malinformation

    At a recent caregiving conference where I was serving as keynote speaker, a member of an expert question and answer panel which was about to commence approached me with a worried look on her face. She was the local representative from ... Read more


  • The Caregiver Curmudgeon: Physicians Etiquette Edition

    There is nothing like being immersed in today’s healthcare system to bring out the ‘mudgeon in me. Like the comic character, The Hulk, just when I work hardest to keep my curmudgeon-ship at bay, something triggers and big-time. Read more


  • Caregiving Hangouts

    In my 20s, I remember spending (possibly) too much time hanging out with friends at my local watering holes.  In my 30s, we moved our hangouts into a variety of different and interesting restaurants. Read more


  • Of Bunnies, Backyards and Beach Bummin’

    This week we begin to celebrate Passover and Easter, don our new holiday garb, and do everything for the young ones from hiding the matzah to holding Easter egg rolls, believe it or not, summer is also just around the corner. Read more

  • The Caregiver Curmudgeon’s Handy Hints for any Age

    Its that time of year again to hear from my crankier alter-ego.  I know he's been missed. Here we go again... Read more


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