Dave Singleton, Health Journalist


Dave Singleton is an award-winning writer, editor and author, who writes for numerous publications and websites on a variety of topics, including health, caregiving, pop culture, food, travel, social trends, relationships, and LGBT life. In addition to his regular work for Caring.com, he’s a contributing editor for the literary journal Scoundrel Time and a multimedia communications consultant.

He is the author of three books, including "CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush".



Dave has appeared on television and radio programs such as NBC News, NPR, the BBC, and AARP Prime Time Focus. His work has been featured in numerous print and online media, including The Washington Post, National Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Washingtonian, PBS’s Next Avenue, Salon, AARP Media, Huffington Post, the UK Sun, the Sydney Morning Herald, Yahoo, MSN, Match.com’s Happen magazine, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Tango, Metro Weekly, Instinct, Attitude, and OUT.



He speaks at colleges and conferences, teaches nonfiction and memoir writing classes, and leads events.



Dave holds a master's in business administration from New York University's Stern School of Business, with extensive additional coursework with the NYU Graduate School of Journalism. He has a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Virginia.



For more information and examples of his work, visit Dave's website at www.davesingleton.com and follow him on Twitter: @DCDaveSingleton.



He currently resides in Washington, D.C.



Why I Care

"Caregiving is near and dear to my heart because of my personal experience with friends and family members who've suffered with illnesses including heart disease, strokes, cancer, dementia and Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and HIV. For good reason, caregiving is often seen as more of a female focus. The statistics show that women are predominantly the caregivers in our society. But many men are caretakers, too. I'm especially pleased to write for Caring.com to share more from a male point of view as well as to initiate conversations around real-life experiences and coping strategies when faced with older, infirm parents and ill loved ones."


Recently Published on Caring.com

You Shouldn't Be a Caregiver — Sep 28, 2017
You love your aging parent, but that doesn't mean you should be their primary caregiver. If you had vertigo, no one would expect you to fly a Boeing 747. If you add two ...
Tips on Visiting Someone with Dementia — Sep 04, 2017
“Mom, remember I mentioned that a few minutes ago?” I asked. “We just spoke about when I was coming to see you.” It was a rookie mistake. Years ago, when my sharp mom...
Option B for Caregivers — Jul 18, 2017
“This book has been so helpful,” my friend Laura said when she visited for a few days recently. She's been struggling with grief over the death of her beloved husband ...
Does it Get Better for LGBT Seniors? — Jun 21, 2017
Closets are for clothes. Human beings don’t belong in them. In 2014, I wrote about looking for – and finding in several instances – signs of hope for LGBT seniors eit...
10 Dementia Blogs You Should Be Reading — Mar 28, 2017
“What do you know now about dementia that you didn’t know five years ago?” asked a friend who’s shared my struggles with caring for cognitively challenged parents. Where...
Presidential Health and the Age Factor — Feb 17, 2017
It sounds like the plot of an implausible television show. The U.S. president’s cabinet decides he isn’t healthy enough to execute the duties of office. Perhaps he is wea...
10 Reasons to Be Hopeful About the Future of Alzheimer’s Disease — Dec 28, 2016
Alzheimer’s disease and good news? Somehow these two terms don’t fit. After all, more than five million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth...
Chris MacLellan: From Caregiver to Caregiving Advocate — Aug 17, 2016
Chris MacLellan with his late partner, Richard Schiffer Out of pain comes resolve. Those five words describe every caregiver who’s endured challenges – emotional, phys...
Caring for Our Wounded Warriors — May 25, 2016
“I thought I was going to spend the next few years dreaming about retirement, not taking care of my injured son.” So said a woman in her early fifties to me at a party ...
New Science Links Lack of Sleep to Alzheimer's Disease — Aug 25, 2015
Looking for a reason to get more shut-eye, and to encourage your parents and other loved ones to do the same? Science backs you up. Recent studies link Alzheimer's disease...