November is National Family Caregiver Month

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Every November we celebrate the 65 million Americans who are the nation’s largest volunteer health care workforce – the caregivers.  In Greek mythology, Atlas was the Titan who help up the sky. Caregivers are the titans literally propping up our American health care system.

When it comes to interviewing celebrities who have been caregivers, writing poignant articles about how to balance self-care while caregiving or find the best resources and more, read all the articles on our Caregiving Club site and the wealth of information from Sherri Snelling’s book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories To Help You Prepare to Care.

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November is National Alzheimer’s Month


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Today, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and another 17 million are caring for them. This disease robs people of who they are and leaves families and caregivers devastated over losing the essence of who their loved one was. Called “the long good-bye,” Alzheimer’s disease is our next societal epidemic. If you live to age 85, you have a 1 in 2 chance of developing some type of dementia and one in three adults now dies with Alzheimer’s disease.

A long-time advocate for awareness of this disease, read our CEO Sherri Snelling’s celebrity interviews and other articles on Alzheimer’s disease:

Glen Campbell’s Farewell Tour

Music of the Night – 2013 Alzheimer’s Association “A Night at Sardi’s” Event

Stars Take Center Stage to Fight Alzheimer’s disease – 2012 Alzheimer’s Association “A Night at Sardi’s” Event

Alzheimer’s Epidemic Hits Women Hardest

Caregiving Conversation Between Your Heart and Your Head

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

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Diabetes is a growing concern for the health of Americans. Today, 30 million people live with diabetes and among those, 1 in 3 seniors over age 65 has diabetes. Yet 8 million Americans remain undiagnosed. Diabetes has many risks for other health problems including the 4.2 million people over age 40 who have diabetic retinopathy impairing eyesight and possibly causing blindness if not treated. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and for those over age 40 more than 70,000 non-traumatic amputations of toes, fingers, and other limbs occurs related to complications of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the version of this disease that we can try to control with reduced weight, better exercise and nutrition earlier in life.

Watch Sherri Snelling’s celebrity interviews, including George Clooney, Quincy Jones, Holly Robinson Peete, Gene Simmons and Harry Hamlin from the red carpet of the Carousel of Hope Ball – one of the leading organizations supporting children with diabetes:

Carousel of Hope Ball – Celebrity Interviews from the Red Carpet


November is National Hospice Awareness Month

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The great movie, The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as two older men facing their own mortality and deciding to live instead of wait to die, jump-started dialogues among families and friends on end-of-life wishes. It is a hard conversation to have, but perhaps one of the most important.

This November as we celebrate and raise awareness for National Hospice Awareness Month, read our CEO Sherri Snelling’s articles on how caregivers can have this end-of-life wishes conversation with loved ones and what resources are available to you:

Casey Kasem’s Legacy for Caregivers (PBS Next Avenue)

I Have a Dream – Helping Loved Ones Achieve End-of-Life Wishes

What We Can Learn From Brittany Maynard’s Death (PBS Next Avenue)

Why You Need to Make Your End-of-Life Wishes Known (PBS Next Avenue)


2015 – Helping Caregivers See the Light

2015 Caregiving ClubAll year long we are dedicated to posting resources and articles that help caregivers better prepare for their role of a lifetime: the unexpected caring of a loved one. Caregiving can take us to dark places but our hope is that armed with information we can help bring light into your life.

Caregiving at the Movies – Still Alice

Still Alice movie posterA must-see on your movie list should be Still Alice – Julianne Moore’s poignant Oscar-nominated role reminds all of us that Alzheimer’s disease can strike even in your 50s.  Read the blogs about this movie that will propel the movement to END ALZ.

Celebrity Spotlight

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In November we celebrate the caregivers for National Family Caregiver Month. Everyone will be involved in caregiving – either as the person giving care or the person receiving care. Caregiving defies all socioeconomic boundaries which is why our CEO Sherri Snelling interviews celebrities who have cared for loved ones – to show as caregivers we are not alone and we all go on this journey in one way or another. We are all part of “A Cast of Caregivers.” Read some of Sherri’s celebrity interviews below:


Alan and David Osmond on MS

Alana Stewart and Farrah Fawcett

Brooke Shields – endless love in caring for her mom

Casey Kasem’s Legacy for Caregivers

Catherine Zeta Jones – a caregiver’s self-care mental health plan

Diane Keaton – Sandwich Generation caregiver

Glen Campbell’s Farewell Tour

Glenn Close wants to change your mind about mental illness

Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker – caregiving team for her mom with dementia

Joan Lunden – coast to coast caregiving

Joan Lunden on challenges of guilt and caregiving

Jodie Foster – Golden Girl Shines a Spotlight on Her Sandwich Generation Role


Marg Helgenberger – Juggled College, Career and Caregiving

Meredith Vieira – caring for a husband with MS

What Suze Orman learned caring for her mother

Sylvia Mackey – Hall of Fame Caregiver Who Changed the NFL

Caregiving Club Honored for Me Time Monday

Caregiver Reviews calls Caregiving Club and its Me Time Monday videos “the MTV of Caregiving.” Read the press release here for National Sandwich Generation Month. Read the Caregiver Reviews of Caregiving Club here.

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Men As Caregivers

More than a “few good men” – fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, uncles now represent 45% of the 65 million caregivers.  Read Sherri’s PBS Next Avenue article about how men cope with caregiving and her blog about the famous men of caregiving.



LifeCare Webinars for Caregiving Employees

LifeCare teams with Caregiving Club CEO Sherri Snelling to offer monthly educational Webinars to LifeCare’s 61,000 employer clients representing 51 million employees nationwide.  Click here to read more.

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USA Today Spotlight on Caregiving

Our CEO Sherri Snelling excerpted celebrity interviews with Holly Robinson Peete and Joan Lunden from her book, A Cast of Caregivers, as the cover story and feature articles for the March 2013 caregiving supplement for USA Today weekend magazine.  The supplement also included the Caregiving Club’s Me Time Monday program.  Read the full supplement here: Caregiving Supplement Mar 2013

Author Events

Sherri Snelling will be doing book signings, press interviews and other events to support her book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care.  Click here for more information about upcoming events.

Book Buzz

Check here for the latest interviews, book reviews and press information for Sherri’s new book, A Cast of Caregivers.