Laura Dixon, Caring.com Editorial Manager


As Caring's Editorial Manager, Laura writes and edits articles about important issues for family caregivers and seniors. Her background is in local journalism and content marketing, and she has written for and edited multiple local news publications across California, most recently covering government, crime, health and safety at Bay City News Service. She has also written extensive travel, healthcare, culture and business stories for USAToday.com, Livestrong.com, and LinkedIn’s Sales Solutions blog.

Follow her on Twitter @lauraatcaring.


Recently Published on Caring.com

In ‘Breathe,’ pioneering couple live happily ever after, despite disability — Oct 30, 2017
Struck by polio during a trip to Kenya with his wife Diana in 1958, the prognosis for 28-year-old Robin Cavendish wasn’t good. He became paralyzed from the neck down, ...
Family Caregiving in 2017: A Full-Time Unpaid Job for Many — Oct 26, 2017
More than four in 10 family caregivers spend $5,000 or more annually on caregiving, according to a new Caring.com survey of 2,767 family caregivers. Close to half rely...
Caregivers Take On Steep Costs, Long Hours and Heartache — Oct 26, 2017
When she noticed that her mother had stopped showering or changing her clothes, Shannon Ainsworth knew that her suspicions were right. Ainsworth, 43, had believed for ...
7 Helpful Products for Seniors with Early to Mid-Stage Dementia — Oct 07, 2017
Dementia is a blanket term for a broad range of symptoms - including memory loss - that limit a person's ability to do everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts f...
When Depression and Dementia Collide — Apr 20, 2017
As if the changes brought about by dementia weren’t devastating enough, many of the more than 5 million people living with the disease in the U.S. also face depression. I...
7 Easy Ways Seniors Can Eat Healthier — Mar 07, 2017
As you get older, a slowing metabolism, changing digestive system and even changes in appetite or emotional health all add up to a new set of nutritional needs. But en...
Talking End-of-Life Care and ‘Extreme Measures’ with Dr. Jessica Zitter — Feb 23, 2017
Dr. Zitter at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA (Photo by Pat Mazzera) In the decades she’s spent working in intensive care units across the U.S., Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter...
These Senior Living Residents Remind Us that Love Knows No Age Limit — Feb 14, 2017
It might be clichéd but it bears repeating – there’s no age limit to love. For the luckiest among us, love can last well into old age, beyond retirement and maybe even...
8 of the Best Books About Caregiving of 2017 — Dec 30, 2016
Family caregivers often find themselves plunged into a demanding and stressful role for which they are utterly unprepared. Shared wisdom from experts – especially those w...
5 Achievable New Year's Resolutions for Family Caregivers — Dec 30, 2016
With the New Year upon us, now is the logical time to set goals for the 365 days ahead. It’s that fleeting time of year when gyms are packed to the brim and burgers are s...