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In a recent telephone call with a friend halfway around the world, the true nature of caregiving became yet a little bit clearer to me. more

Oct 18, 2017 10:22 AM Editor's Pen

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. more

Oct 10, 2017 2:58 PM Editor's Pen

This week marked the 26th anniversary of my dad’s passing. Although, I would always rather celebrate a loved one’s birthday than the day they passed away, this anniversary allows me an opportunity to talk of something that I have never discussed more

Oct 4, 2017 3:27 PM Editor's Pen 2 Comments

After eight years of taking care of both parents by herself, Mary had a stroke. The stroke affected her mobility and leg strength, but most importantly to Mary, it meant her caregiving days were over. more

Sep 26, 2017 12:16 PM Editor's Pen

A few short weeks ago, we in Southeastern Florida held our collective breath as Hurricane Harvey raced towards the gulf coast smashing into Southeast Texas, flooding Houston and its surroundings. more

Sep 19, 2017 2:40 PM Editor's Pen 1 Comments

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

Sep 12, 2017 2:00 AM Editor's Pen 6 Comments

Our condolences to those who lost loved ones in the hurricane and flooding in Southeast Texas and beyond.  The days after any storm are when so many lives are lost, so I ask our friends in the affected areas to remain vigilant and safe. more

Sep 4, 2017 12:12 PM Editor's Pen

This week we commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Hurricane Andrew and the twelfth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Both storms brought unimaginable destruction upon so many of our friends and family members. more

Aug 29, 2017 12:06 PM Editor's Pen 2 Comments

After eight years of taking care of both parents by herself, Mary had a stroke. The stroke affected her mobility and leg strength, but most importantly to Mary, it meant her caregiving days were over. more

Aug 25, 2017 12:44 PM Editor's Pen

In our ongoing exploration of the Fearless Caregiver Manifesto, let me first explain why this is so very important. If we are truly to consider ourselves an integral part of our loved one's care team, then we must have our own laws to live by. more

Aug 22, 2017 4:00 PM Editor's Pen 2 Comments

Join us as we celebrate Fearless Caregivers, HARRIET HODGSON, sharing her personal story as she cares for her loved ones. more

Aug 7, 2017 11:03 AM Fearless Caregiver Profiles

This past weekend a small group of friends and I visited a friend of ours who was in intensive care after he experienced complications from gall bladder surgery. more

Jul 26, 2017 11:30 AM Editor's Pen 2 Comments

It is our job to oversee something akin to a three-dimensional chessboard of schedules: medication timetables, doctors’ appointments, healthcare workers’ schedules, and the agenda of our well family members, such as our children. more

Jul 19, 2017 6:00 PM Editor's Pen 1 Comments

1. Keep a diary. Start today. Describe your fears as well as your hopes, the reality of what each day is like, more

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I’d like to address the healthcare professionals who are reading this column…(family caregivers, close your eyes). Please, remember that you have a real partner in care more

Jul 12, 2017 1:44 PM Editor's Pen 2 Comments

Sometimes our most important work as family caregivers includes being able to juggle what your loved one truly needs with what they truly believe they want. more

Jul 5, 2017 11:56 AM Editor's Pen

Twenty two 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. more

Jul 3, 2017 10:00 AM Editor's Pen

I was in Tulsa, Oklahoma last week for the first annual Tulsa Fearless Caregiver Conference. I always say and fervently believe that the greatest unsung celebrities are our family caregivers and there were a whole darn room filled with them. more

Jun 28, 2017 5:14 PM Editor's Pen

It’s called the “Reverse Gift List” game. It’s easy and fun for the entire family. Here’s how it’s played. The only things you will need are a pencil, paper and a little faith. more

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I Am a Fearless Caregiver - Don't Mess with Me more

Jun 22, 2017 3:25 PM Community