The Caregivers Voice

Knowledge, support, and humor for caregivers for people with dementia.

Recent Articles from The Caregiver's Voice

Caregiver TIPS

Antidote website Dementia screenshot 8-14-2017
Clinical Trials at Your Fingertips Clinical trials offer patients and caregivers the opportunity to be involved in their family’s medical care. Their participation in dementia rese[...]

Inspiration for Caregivers

Molly Daley in car with son Joey behind the wheel
Caregivers like Joey Daley, father of three, take the initiative to follow the first tip of caregiving: Learn as much as you can about your loved one’s disease or illness to [...]

The Caregiver's Voice VIDEO Channel

Rebecca Doig Pregnant with Alzheimer's Video Credit - todaytonight
Healthcare Lessons from Both Sides of the World While we address healthcare coverage here in the US, there are a few lessons we can learn from two families – one along the eastern side of the U.S. and the other in the southern hemisphere in Sydney Australia. While healthcare laws appear to ben[...]

Caregiver Humor

Brenda Avadian helping Lisa Lopez celebrate her birthday
If we’re to survive, we caregivers must find something to laugh about. We’ll thrive and find joy each day, when we tap our well of caregiver humor. There’s much to laugh abou[...]

The Caregiver's Voice REVIEW

At Death's Door End of Life Stories from the Bedside by Sebastian Sepulveda, MD and Gini Graham Scott
At Death’s Door brings to life the end of life. Many of us remain unaware of the important issues families face near the end of life. What does a DNR/DNI entail? What are the leadi[...]

VOICES with Dementia

Screenshot of Skype video call w Lynn Pursel, her mom, Helen, and The Caregiver's Voice, Brenda Avadian
Lyn Purser was born 46 years ago with intellectual disabilities. Born four months premature, she was placed on antibiotics shortly after birth. Five months later, she and her older[...]

Avadian's Musings

Rodin The Thinker Photo by Crystal Borde
Nearly 20 years ago, I delivered a speech in honor of a former caregiver for her husband with Parkinson’s. I titled it, It’s NOT the Thought That Counts. The speech was inspired by[...]