Critter Corner: Extra Financial Assistance for Caregivers at This Time

Dear Oakley, I am a caregiver for my aunt who has dementia, and who is also a veteran. I used to work part-time in addition to caregiving, but lost my job during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you know of any extra financial … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned from a Doctor Who Became a Caregiver

Dr. Gerard Mullin, a gastroenterologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, served as the primary caregiver at different times for both of his parents. His father had a complication after surgery for a minor procedure and Dr. … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New VA Training Effort Launched for Providers and Caregivers of Veterans

Dear Ernie and Jannette, I am a caregiver for my husband, an army veteran named Steve. He gets regular treatment for a mild traumatic brain injury and for persistent migraines. He has countless appointments through our local … [Read more...]

Is the FAMILY Act the Answer to the Caregiving Crisis?

Joan Lunden, former host of Good Morning America and spokesperson for A Place for Mom is more than just an actress, journalist, and TV personality. She is an activist for reform for caregivers, who recently spoke in front of … [Read more...]

How Taxes Work if You Have a Paid In-Home Caregiver

Stacey, an only child, was an in-home caregiver for her ailing mother for several years. She lived with her mom and cared for her while she completed college and graduate school, and even after she got married. However, after … [Read more...]

Parenting Your Parents: When They Won’t Accept Help

Allison's 80-year-old mother, Roberta, is a homemaker who raised four successful children. When her children were younger, her husband worked late and traveled a lot for his job, so she did everything from cooking dinner, helping … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Caregivers and Planning for Retirement

Dear Bebe, I stopped working full time when I was 45 to begin caregiving for my mother and it's been fifteen years now. I have worked part time jobs here and there, but I have nothing that’s going to provide me any type of … [Read more...]

National Volunteer Program Will Help Seniors Age-in-Place

Evelyn lives on her own in her one-story family home in Vienna, VA. Her family visits when they can, but with work and the grandchildren’s sports schedules, it’s not nearly enough. Evelyn often feels lonely and could use some … [Read more...]

AARP Report Examines Today’s Family Caregivers

Sharon is a caregiver for her mother, Deedee, who is 81 years old and lives with dementia. Similar to many caregivers, Sharon balances the increasing caregiving needs of her mother with her other commitments, including her job. By … [Read more...]

The Healing Power of Communication

Jay Monahan was married to award-winning journalist, Katie Couric, for nearly 10 years and they had two daughters together. He died in 1998 at age 42 of colon cancer and, sadly, Katie’s sister, a Virginia state senator, also died … [Read more...]