I will speak on Monday in Bilbao at an event with 3 names but one goal: to understand how to use social media to innovate and improve health, with a special focus on evidence and the future. I’m looking forward to learning from my hosts and listening to two beautiful languages.
“…those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” – Rosalyn Carter, quoted in a lovely post by Kathleen Hoffman: “Be Kind Whenever Possible…” I’m continuing to hear from people about the new caregivers report, via tweets, blog comments, and email. Thank you for […]
As an anthropology major in college, I was required to take at least one course in archaeology. We studied burial mounds and earthworks (from afar, no digging) and it reminded me of Geology 101, when I learned how scientists spot patterns in the physical landscape. Geologists look for clues to the Earth’s past, and possible […]
I had lunch today with Mona Hanford, who shared her vision for helping people navigate to the end of life, based on her own experience as a caregiver for her husband. Our conversation led us to the observation that caregivers often feel like they have to keep fighting on behalf of their loved one. If […]
The Pew Research Center will release a new report about caregivers in June. As we prepare, I’m looking for stories to share with reporters so they can better understand the context for our data. If you have experience caring for a family member, a friend, or a neighbor, either now or in the past, please […]
Erin Moore, the mom-warrior who created that video, also wrote this essay: Are patients a distraction? I think not… Watch, read, cry, be inspired. I sure am.