November 23, 2017

8 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

The holidays are supposed to be a time of thankfulness, reflection, observance, and celebration. But too often, the idealistic visions of a perfect holiday are marred by tensions and stress. Financial pressure, over-commitment and unrealistic expectations […]
September 25, 2017

Women and Depression

Why are women more likely than men to experience depression symptoms? Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression — in fact, nearly 30 percent of women in the United States report […]
September 18, 2017

Compassion Fatigue and Caregiver Burnout

Compassion fatigue is a natural consequence of providing care for a family member, friend or of being a professional caregiver. There are several phases of caregiving that will help you define your job as a caregiver. […]
September 1, 2017

Dealing With An Abusive Caregiver

The prospect of being subjected to abuse as we grow older is a chilling thought, but what is even more terrifying is that it can come from the people we least expect it. After all, it […]
August 28, 2017

Symptoms of Caregiver Burnout

Thirty one percent of the adult population age 20 to 75 provide informal care to a family member or friend who is ill or disabled. Burnout can result from the physical and emotional challenges associated with being a […]
March 11, 2015

Caregiver Venting: Resentment, Guilt, Stress, Burnout, Depression Promises.

Six-time Author, Radio Show Host,and Caregiving expert, Denise M. Brown launched in 1996; the website features the blogs of family caregivers, weekly words of comforts, free webinars, free weekly self-care plans and an active community. Denise’s books include: "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." Denise's insights about the family caregiver experience have been featured in Time magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Money magazine and Chicago Tribune as well as on and She served as a community peer reviewer for Pew Research Center's report, "Family Caregivers are Wired for Health," released in June 2013. Denise also recently presented about the family caregiver experience at “Our Aging Market,” an event sponsored by The Harvard Business School Association of Boston.
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