Camille Peri, Caring.com features editor


Camille Peri, features editor, has covered health and family issues as a journalist for many years. She was a senior editor at Salon.com, where she was cofounder and editor of the department Mothers Who Think. She coedited two collections of essays, Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood , which was a national best seller and received an American Book Award, and Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write About Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race, and Themselves . Camille has also written and edited for WebMD, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Ladies' Home Journal, Parenting, San Francisco, and Mother Jones, and has been a book editor for Pearson Education. She has a B.A. in American Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

Camille lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons. With her children in their teen years and her parents in their 80s, she often feels that she's dealing with the same issues -- driving, safety, scheduling -- with both generations. Her mother survived a heart attack and cancer in 1999, and Camille and her brothers have spent periods providing their parents with round-the-clock care. She recently helped them move into an independent living retirement community, where they have opened -- and are thoroughly enjoying -- a new phase of their lives.


Recently Published on Caring.com

Talking With Julie Winokur: The Sandwich Generation — Aug 21, 2014
"Ed and I really thought we knew what we were doing," Julie Winokur says early on in The Sandwich Generation, an eloquent and sometimes brutally honest documentar...
Hedda Bolgar Interview — Jun 07, 2013
Editor's Note: Ms. Bolgar died on May 18, 2013, at the age of 103. We spoke with her in 2008. Like most Americans, psychoanalyst Hedda Bolgar was terrified as she watch...
Talking With Joanne Koenig Coste: How to Help People with Alzheimer's Preserve Their Dignity — Feb 07, 2013
In Learning to Speak Alzheimer's:A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease, Joanne Koenig Coste writes about greeting a woman she knew in an Alzheimer...
Talking With Mary Ellen Geist: Don't Stop the Music — Feb 07, 2013
Three Christmases ago, Woody Geist was more than a decade into Alzheimer's and could no longer remember the names of his three daughters, much less those of his fellow Grun...
Talking With Leeza Gibbons: Providing Support for Alzheimer's Caregivers — Apr 23, 2010
Most people know Leeza Gibbons from her ten years as host of the TV tabloid Entertainment Tonight, or her six years on the daytime talk show Leeza. But a growing number are...
Talking With David Kuhl: Honest Conversations With Dying Loved Ones — Mar 03, 2010
Many people want to connect with their loved ones on a deeper level -- emotionally and physically -- before they die, but how exactly do you do that? And how do you know if...
Talking With Concetta Tomaino: The Power of Music — Dec 28, 2009
A man in his late 60s has a stroke and loses his speech. After two years of intense speech therapy, he still can't talk. From a treatment standpoint, he's considered "...
What I Wish I'd Known About the Toll Caregiving Takes: Actor Hector Elizondo — Dec 04, 2009
Hector Elizondo isn't a psychiatrist. He just plays one on TV -- in the popular series Monk. So when Elizondo's real-life mother, Carmen, developed Alzheimer's disease in t...
What I Wish I'd Known About How Difficult Transitions Are: Caregiving Advocate Carol Levine — Dec 04, 2009
When the car Carol Levine's husband was driving skidded off an icy road and tumbled down an embankment in 1990, she was plunged in an instant into 17 years as a caregiver. ...
Talking With Carol Levine: What Policymakers Can Do for Caregivers — Dec 04, 2009
In the heat of this fall's presidential campaign and the economic disaster that dominated it, most people may not have noticed that more attention was paid to the views of ...