Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief

Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief

Ray Harris is the President of Harris Communications founded in 1982. Harris Communications offers a wide selection of assistive products for Deaf & Hard of Hearing for all levels of hearing loss. more

Aug 15, 2017 5:03 PM Articles

It was by watching my Mom’s years of dedication to our dad and grandparents when they took ill in the 1990s that I saw what challenges caregivers face on a daily basis. more

Aug 9, 2017 4:36 PM Editor's Pen 1 Comments

That phrase always signaled a decisive end of my grandfather’s visit to my parent’s house when I was younger. With those words, my grandfather would rise sharply from the couch, sneak dollar bills into my hands and the hands of my siblings more

Aug 2, 2017 6:00 PM Editor's Pen 1 Comments

My dad had his own special place on the couch in our living room as I was growing up. Nothing too “Archie Bunker’s chair” about this situation. Just anytime the family was sitting on the couch, that was where he sat. more

Aug 1, 2017 3:25 PM Editor's Pen 2 Comments

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


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. more

Jul 16, 2017 12:49 PM Editor's Pen

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

Whether through full-time homecare, regular doctor visits, or long distance care, caregiving has become an all-encompassing part of all our lives. As our caregiving intensifies, so too do our stress levels, more

Jul 10, 2017 5:28 PM Editor's Pen 3 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

Mr. Manilow sat down with Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg to talk about the art of being in rhythm, personally and professionally. more


Henry Winkler is an actor, director, author and producer. He is best known for playing the iconic role of “Fonzie” on the 1970s sitcom Happy Days. more


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

After a brief time with my feet firmly planted on good ole’ Mother Earth, I am finding myself flying the friendly (!?) skies more often these days. That is the bad news, the good news is what awaits me when I land. more

Jun 21, 2017 1:30 AM Editor's Pen

A growing concern for family caregivers is the possibility of a loved one’s accidental overdose. This is an issue I hear about with alarming frequency as we travel the country on our Fearless Caregiver Conference tour. more

Jun 14, 2017 12:28 PM Editor's Pen

Twenty-two years ago, the doors of our very first online home were flung open into the wild new frontier of the World Wide Web. This was all uncharted territory, as was one of the very first 100,000 websites ever launched. more

Jun 7, 2017 2:19 PM Editor's Pen

Jaime Estremera-Fitzgerald is the CEO of Your Aging Resource Center Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Florida more