Madeline Vann, Caring.com Health Writer


Madeline Vann, MPH, is a health and medical writer whose work has appeared in the HuffingtonPost, Everyday Health, and numerous local newspapers and news sites. Based in Williamsburg, Virginia, Madeline writes about a variety of conditions, fitness, and wellness but is particularly interested in the intersection between individual health and nature. She enjoys interviewing experts around the world about the work they love, as well as playing with her children and her Lab in the mountains and beaches of Virginia.


Recently Published on Caring.com

Caring for Someone with a Traumatic Brain Injury: 11 Smart Tips — Mar 19, 2018
Fatigue, confusion, forgetfulness, irritability, headache – these are among the many symptoms you may notice in an aging loved one with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Acco...
How to Handle Power of Attorney for a Parent with Dementia — Mar 01, 2018
If you have an aging parent with dementia, making sure they complete estate planning documents such as powers of attorney could be one of the most important steps you take ...
9 Surprising Benefits of Being a Caregiver — Feb 08, 2018
Caring for an aging or disabled loved one comes with an array of challenges, and can be incredibly taxing, physically, emotionally and financially. This is especially true ...
10 Life-Saving Winter Safety Tips for Seniors — Jan 12, 2018
People across the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. are digging out from under snow and ice after a recent record-breaking cold snap blanketed the region, and new storms and free...
Why Are Women at Higher Risk of Alzheimer's? — Jan 11, 2018
One of the biggest risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease you may not have heard of? Being a woman. More women than men live with Alzheimer’s, a type of dementia that causes...
8 Underappreciated Things About Assisted Living — Jan 02, 2018
The glow of spending time with your family over the holidays may have been dimmed by concerns about aging relatives. Perhaps your older loved one is living on their own but...
When is it Time to Hire Dementia Care Help? — Nov 29, 2017
Caring for a loved with dementia comes with enormous physical and emotional challenges. Yet, Caring.com's 2017 Family Caregiver Journey Survey showed that just one in four ...
What to Do When Your Elderly Parent Refuses Home Care — Oct 31, 2017
Most older adults want to live in their own home for as long as possible, research shows. In order to do that, most will have to decide whether or not to welcome home healt...
The End of Alzheimer's? — Oct 02, 2017
What if you could prevent or slow Alzheimer’s disease by tweaking your diet, sleep, exercise and stress management habits? The Bredesen Protocol is a 36-point comprehensive...
How to Set Boundaries as a Caregiver — Sep 20, 2017
You weren’t trained to be a caregiver, and chances are, you and the aging loved one you care for never sat down to talk about how to handle caregiving. If you’re one of the...