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Dec. 18: Caregiving Virtual Holiday Party

Join us Wednesday, December 18, at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT) for a virtual holiday party. We’ll gather through Zoom for about an hour for fellowship and fun.

36-Hour Chat Begins Christmas Eve, Noon ET

If you need a extra support and comfort over Christmas, please feel free to stop by our 36-hour chat which will open at Noon ET on Christmas Eve.

Tell Us: How Do You Keep a Life During a Life of Caregiving?

Just about a month ago, we gathered for our Fourth Annual National Caregiving Conference. More than 200 family caregivers and former family caregivers from 29…

Join Our Caregiving Support Benefit

Managing the care of a family member and the responsibilities of a career call for meaningful solutions and support. According to research from, individuals…

Caregiving Support Program, Better Serving the Community

About six months ago, I started thinking that some day someone will bring a private sector solution to our communities to solve what’s not solved…

Managing Thanksgiving

Dec. 18: Caregiving Virtual Holiday Party

Join us Wednesday, December 18, at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT) for a virtual holiday party. We’ll gather through Zoom for about an hour for fellowship and fun.

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A Caregiving Card: Thanksgiving

A few years ago I read an in The New York Times about empathy cards created by Emily McDowell that really focus on the reality…

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A Cheat Sheet: You Burn the Thanksgiving Turkey

It’s been a bad week for you and your caree and, of course, it’s also the week of Thanksgiving and your turn to host. You’ve…

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We Do Know What We Do Every Day

By Denise |

Over the years, I’ve regularly written that the assumption “family caregivers don’t self-identify” drives me nuts. (You can read my previous posts in our Commentary…

8 Reasons Why A Personal Caregiving Experience Is the Best Prerequisite

By Denise |

It’s not often that a prerequisite for a career or a promotion is a personal caregiving experience. I think, though, that it should. Here’s why:…

Support a Small Business: The Family Caregiver

By Denise | Nov 29, 2019 |

Every Saturday after Thanksgiving we support the small businesses in our communities. “Small businesses help ensure local economies stay strong and vibrant,” says American Express…

One Last Gift

By Professor Cob | Nov 29, 2019 |

It’s been four months. Exactly four months. The memory of that night will, I think, never fade. Bonnie and I walking into the house to see…

Dementia Journal, Nov. 27, 2019

By Oldlamplighter | Nov 27, 2019 |

How can I even describe what things are like now?  I struggle to find the words that even begin to approximate the surreal world of…

Our Loneliness Is An Emotional Issue Not a Locational Experience

By Denise | Nov 25, 2019 |

I just read a comment on social media about the loneliness we face as we care for family members. The commentor shared that we are…

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The need is great for services and programs to help those who care for a family member or friend (family caregivers). You already know. That great need led you to us. You want to make a difference. You want to be the difference. Our training programs help you be the difference.

We look forward to you joining us!

Join Me for Feel Better Fest, One-Hour Workshops

I recently connected with a colleague who kindly listened as I shared distress about situations in my life. Her kindness, however, soon became swallowed up…

First Photo Project

On the first day of every month, we take a photo of our caregiving day and share it in our First Photo Project Group. On…

Community Reflection

On the first Sunday of every month, let’s join together virtually for 30 minutes for quiet reflection with a community that cares. Denise M. Brown,…

The Largest International Virtual Caregiving Support Group

When you worry and help and care for a family member, you become a member of the largest group of health care providers. Consider: 5,564:…

Making a Break Project

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed by your caregiving responsibilities… If the thought of the weekend stresses you out, because you know you’ll be off work…

Monthy Virtual Chats: Owning a Business and a Caregiving Experience

At our most recent National Caregiving Conference, our panel discussion, Owning a Small Business and a Caregiving Experience, was a hit. We recognized the need…

We believe caregiving stress is an overlooked epidemic in our communities. Please take a few moments to tell us about your stress from caring for those in your family with a chronic illness, injury or disease in our simple stress survey.

We also want to know about your caregiving pain points.

Tell Us: How Do You Keep a Life During a Life of Caregiving?

By Denise | Dec 3, 2019 |

Just about a month ago, we gathered for our Fourth Annual National Caregiving Conference. More than 200 family caregivers and former family caregivers from 29…

Tell Us: How Do You Keep Going?

By Denise | Dec 1, 2019 |

I suppose the obvious answer to how we keep going is: “What other choice do I have?” I totally get that. I’m wondering, though, how…

In Six Words, What’s Your Gratitude?

We take time at Thanksgiving to reflect on our gratitudes. Let’s take time to do that today. For this six-word story, share a gratitude in…

What’s a Six-Word Story about the Turkey in Your Family?

With the holidays coming up, I appreciate we probably need to keep graciousness and forgiveness close at hand. For now, though, let’s just talk turkey.…

Tell Us: When Do You Feel You’ve Fallen Behind?

We fell back, setting our clocks back one hour today. During caregiving, we can feel like we fall back in our lives. We can feel…

In Six Words, How Do You Describe Caregiving?

In the past, we’ve defined “caregiving” through our six-word stories. Fort this one, I’d love for you to describe it. Write a story about how…

A Caregiving Comfort: Normal

People will see your crisis and ask, “What do you need?” They may wonder about your response, which may be, “I don’t know.”

A Caregiving Comfort: Snooze

We deserve ten minutes to take a break. The challenge is to not give our time away because our fear tempts us to believe we’re not strong enough to get up.

A Caregiving Comfort: Power

You can feel powerless to your caree’s pain and suffering. No matter what you do and how much you try, it can feel like you both live with a pain that hurts the body, the soul and the heart.

A Caregiving Comfort: Always

It seems like every day will be like this day. You’ll always be behind, tortured by worries, frazzled by the responsibilities. You’ll never get a break.

Webinar: Healing from Bad Days

During a caregiving experience, we can feel like the good days are behind us, leaving us only bad days. In this webinar, Denise M. Brown,…

Webinar: Healing from Hope Fatigue

We can lose hope to the doctor, the disease, our family and friends, our days. How do we keep it when we have so many…

Webinar: Healing from Crisis Fatigue

During a caregiving experience, you can face a seemingly endless amount of crises. No wonder you’re tired of them! Denise M. Brown, founder of,…

Webinar: Healing from Guilt Fatigue

In this webinar, Denise helps you let go of the guilt and embrace what’s possible.

Webinar: Healing from Support Fatigue

You may support so many that it’s no wonder you’re tired to carrying that weight. In this webinar, we look at accommodating versus supporting and…

Webinar: Healing from Grace Fatigue

In this 45-minute webinar, Denise M. Brown, founder of, will help you heal from the pressure to be gracious, including to those who go…

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