The Caregivers Voice



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


Recent Articles from The Caregiver's Voice

Screenshot of Linda Sivertsen's TED talk about Time Debt
Linda Sivertsen presents the concept of Time Debt – something we caregivers experience, but likely didn’t have a name for, until now. When we were younger, time went by[...]


Caregiver TIPS

Cover image of Gerontological Society of American's KAER Toolkit
It used to be that speaking was a fear greater than death. Today, the fear of getting Alzheimer’s is frequently cited among the aging population. While VOICES with Dementia a[...]

Inspiration for Caregivers

Step-by-step Caregiver Sees the Light and Finds Meaning | AVADIAN photo
Various and diverse paths lead to caregiving. We have our own reasons for stepping up to the role of caregiver and each of our experiences is unique. Yet, our struggles and joys ar[...]

The Caregiver's Voice VIDEO Channel

Screenshot of Linda Sivertsen's TED talk about Time Debt
Linda Sivertsen presents the concept of Time Debt – something we caregivers experience, but likely didn’t have a name for, until now. When we were younger, time went by slowly; especially, when we’re in school. As we grew older, we likely had the same lament as our parents: The sea[...]


Caregiver Humor

Reflection in Mirror - TCV
Mirror Mirror On the Wall – Who Is That Mimicking Me? One Sunday, while relaxing and catching up with the week’s mail, my husband, David, and I watched as my father got[...]

The Caregiver's Voice REVIEW

Merrill Lynch Age Wave Caregiving Study Report
For National Family Caregivers Month, we review Merrill Lynch’s just-released 42-page Caregiving Study Report, entitled, The Journey of Caregiving: Honor, Responsibility and Financ[...]

VOICES with Dementia

Phyllis Fehr - headshot
Fifty-eight-year-old Phyllis Fehr of Hamilton, Ontario was enjoying an eighty-degree sunny day at her home about an hour’s drive west of Niagara Falls, while I shivered in the low [...]

Avadian's Musings

Martin and Arpy Avadian - web
Immigrant Parents’ Money Management Lessons My parents immigrated to America for a better life. My father arrived with his mother through Ellis Island in 1920. My mother arri[...]

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