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Six-time Author, Radio Show Host,and Caregiving expert, Denise M. Brown launched CareGiving.com 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 NPR.org and SmartMoney.com. 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.