Carol O'Dell, Caring.com contributing editor


Carol D. O'Dell is the author of Mothering Mother: A Daughter's Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir, about her experience caring for her mother through Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and coronary diseases. Visit her blog that explores the joys and challenges of caregiving at Caregiving, Mothering Mother and More. Carol is a featured speaker at caregiver workshops and conferences of caregivers and healthcare and geriatric professionals.


Recently Published on Caring.com

Best Caregiving Apps — Dec 30, 2014
If you have a smartphone, you probably know what apps are -- but did you know they can actually help to make caregiving more manageable? A smartphone is like having a min...
Best In-Home Caregiver Traits — Dec 27, 2014
Perhaps you've been caring for an aging parent for years, or you recently visited and realized that your loved one needs some extra help with personal hygiene, preparing me...
Best Apps for Caregiver Resolutions — Dec 19, 2014
New Year's resolutions. Most of us make them. Most of us don't keep them (for very long). Many caregivers don't want to bother with making resolutions. Why? Because it feel...
Best Caregiver Gifts 2014 — Dec 15, 2014
Are you looking for a great gift for an amazing caregiver? Do you want to thank them for the joy they bring to everyone around them? Here at Caring.com we know just how spe...
Final Chapters: Writings About the End of Life — Sep 30, 2014
Final Chapters is a collection of essays, poetry, and stories written for or by those who are facing grief and loss. Whether the words come from those in the dying process ...
Aging Research Today — Sep 16, 2014
Caregivers and their loved ones who face a myriad of age-related diseases and challenges are not forgotten. Universities around the country are on the cutting edge. Armed w...
The December Project: Confronting Life's Greatest Mystery — Jul 24, 2014
The subject of death and dying can silence the bravest among us. Few are willing to sit together week after week and really get to the bones of the subject, but that's just...
New Cities Initiative at the University of Kansas — Jul 16, 2014
New Cities is all about intergenerational living. What's that? It's when our homes and communities are integrated -- from babies to centenarians, including a mosaic of cult...
UMass Boston Gerontology Programs Interview — Jul 14, 2014
Public policy issues and public service are at the heart of the University of Massachusetts, Boston's Gerontology Institute. The Pension Action Center there helps families ...
Surviving Alzheimer's: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers — Jun 10, 2014
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia can feel like a curse for the person who has the disease, and for their family and friends. It's as if everything you ...