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

What You Should Know About Moving to a New Senior Care Facility — Feb 23, 2018
If you’re moving an aging parent into an assisted living community, research and best practices abound. There’s lots of smart advice about when it might be time for assiste...
3 Key Advances in Memory Care Facilities Today — Feb 12, 2018
A few years ago, I looked through a locked door marked with the word "secured," large and in red above a small glass partition. As I buzzed to gain access to the plain-look...
6 Ways to Care for the Caregiver in Your Life This Holiday Season — Dec 15, 2017
It’s that time of year when we’re all making our lists and checking them twice, trying to find out who’s naughty and nice. One thing is for sure: caregivers don’t have to ...
Stop Talking Down to Your Elderly Loved Ones — Dec 07, 2017
“Hello sweetie,” I recently overheard a 30-something nurse say to an elderly assisted living resident. “Time to take our little pill, dear.” I cringed. Another time at a ...
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 pl...
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 star...
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 after...
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 either i...
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 d...
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 weake...