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Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief

Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief

This month we celebrate Veteran's Day in these United States. It is so very fitting that this holiday falls within National Family Caregivers Month. Read more

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Sung to The Addams Family theme music They creep around your house, Ask questions of your spouse, All your plans up they will louse, Your Visiting Family. Read more

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757,555,200 seconds ago (give or take a few seconds),  I picked up the phone in our first office (back room of my parent’s house)  dialed (or pushed buttons, who can remember?) a phone connected to a wall (those under 25, look it up), called a number Read more

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Gramp was an extraordinarily brave and hard-working man.  In 1925, he jumped ship in Baltimore Harbor off a Russian freighter to which he was consigned at the age of 17. Read more

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I received a call from a dear friend of mine, who recently retired from the health care industry.  You could say he was one of my first mentors, when starting out on my journey of caregiver support 25 years ago. He leads a men’s group in the small Read more

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As CEO of Caring for Your Loved Ones, Inc, Fearless Caregivers need to have a wide array of tools and techniques at your disposal.  You may be surprised to know what I believe to be the most important of these tools - Humor. Read more

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Allow me to share my favorite things with my favorite people: 1. Making babies smile 2. The breathtaking feeling of creating something original 3. Honest conversation 4. Ecstatically funny conversation Read more

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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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