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Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief

Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief

Ten years ago this week, I lost someone very important to me. It happened in a flash on a dark highway in rural Minnesota. Read more

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In the midst of yet another hotly contested political season in a severely divided country, it is probably a good thing to stop for a moment and remember one of those few truly terrible days... Read more

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Last week, I was with an amazing group of Fearless Caregivers at the Fayetteville Fearless Caregiver Conference in North Carolina. They were all concerned that I was flying home to South Florida into the jaws of Hurricane Dorian, Read more

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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. Read more

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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

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One of the things I most enjoy when traveling the nation to talk with family and professional caregivers is meeting the amazing advocates working hard to make the life of their constituent groups better. Read more

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During the Q&A sessions at the Fearless Caregiver Conferences, I always ask the attendees to hold the driving questions to the last half hour, since it generally swamps all other concerns. Read more

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As we travel the nation talking with our fellow family caregivers, our hope is to help bring the best answers, support and advice to light. We talk about things, such as the importance of being able to communicate with our loved ones for whom we care Read more

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As a couple, Henry and Grace taught me as much as anyone ever has about living life to the fullest, not in words, but by example.  They were my parents best friends for 40 years and the four of them spent much of their times together laughing. Read more

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Now that the summer is in full swing, it is time to consider how to give a break to the most important person in your loved one’s life – you. Read more

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Twenty four 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. Read more

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I always start the Fearless Caregiver Conferences with one of the most important aspects of a family caregiver’s life- Humor.  Humor will get a caregiver through the most challenging situations. Read more

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In 1992, three years before the first issue of Today's Caregiver magazine rolled off the presses, I accompanied my mother to a physician’s office where they were conducting a clinical trial of high cholesterol. Read more

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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

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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

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This week, I would like to offer a special thanks to our partners who allowed us to host the first annual Tallahassee Fearless Caregiver Conference. Read more

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One of the most interesting things I have learned from speaking with family caregivers around the country over these past 24 years is that, although so many aspects of caregiving are similar no matter what the disease or illness our loved ones faces Read more

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They say ole’ dogs don’t learn new tricks. Which may be certainly be true, but I did learn a new and extremely effective phrase when helping caregivers understand the benefit of joining a support group. Read more

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I have always believed that all family caregivers are volunteers (by definition) and all volunteers are caregivers (by definition and deeds). Read more

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We are celebrating seventeen 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 2019 Today's Caregiver Friendly Awards. Read more

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