Sarah Henry, Caring.com senior editor


Sarah Henry has covered health stories for most of her more than two decades as a writer, from her ten-year stint at the award-winning Center for Investigative Reporting to her staff writer position with Hippocrates magazine to her most recent Web work for online sites, including WebMD, Babycenter.com, and Consumer Health Interactive. Sarah has collaborated on several books, including the popular Dr. Koop's Self-Care Advisor, and her health articles have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Modern Maturity, Health, Parenting, Glamour, the Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times Magazine. She holds a B.A. in communications from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, where she majored in journalism.

Sarah understands the tyranny of distance faced by many adult children caring for their aging parents. Her mother and father are both in their 70s and dealing with health challenges. Although Sarah returns to her hometown regularly, she's grateful that her five siblings -- who include a doctor and a nurse -- live near her parents. Sarah herself lives in Berkeley, California, with her nine-year-old son, whom she hopes will look after her in her old age.


Recently Published on Caring.com

10 People You Need on Your Diabetes Care Team — Dec 27, 2014
If your parent has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, formerly known as adult-onset diabetes (and the most common form of the disease in seniors), it's essential to get...
Diabetes Health Checks — Dec 03, 2014
Routine checkups How often should your parent with type 2 diabetes see her diabetes doctor? The ADA recommends quarterly appointments for people who take insulin or who h...
Best Diabetes Websites — May 16, 2013
Information about type 2 diabetes abounds on the Internet. But which sources are reliable, and who has the best tips, tools, and advice? This list includes 10 excellent sit...
What Are the Best Steps to Take for Diabetes Prevention? — Feb 20, 2013
Maintaining a healthy weight is a major step in diabetes prevention. If the person you're caring for is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, you can help him stave off t...
Type 2 Diabetes and Stress — Nov 13, 2012
What is stress, and how does it affect blood glucose levels in someone with type 2 diabetes? What is stress? Stress is a physiological...
Trimming Toenails of Someone With Diabetes — Mar 17, 2010
It's vitally important for someone with type 2 diabetes to take good care of her toenails to prevent a small problem, like an ingrown or raggedly nail, from becoming big tr...
Managing Type 2 Diabetes: How to Help Someone in Your Care Make Lifestyle Changes — Mar 04, 2010
Healthy habits for someone with type 2 diabetesTo keep type 2 diabetes under control, a person needs to maintain a healthy weight, eat a variety of nutritious foods, get so...
Managing Type 2 Diabetes: How to Identify and Overcome Age-Related Obstacles — Jan 28, 2010
Specific problems older adults face with type 2 diabetes There's no denying that an older adult with type 2 diabetes faces significant hurdles in keeping the disease und...
Type 2 Diabetes: Causes and Risk Factors — Jan 27, 2010
The exact underlying cause of diabetes remains a mystery, though the question is the subject of extensive scientific study. What researchers do know is that both genetics (...
Signs of Hearing Loss — Jan 27, 2010
How hearing loss developsIf the person you're caring for doesn't always answer your questions, he may not be ignoring you. Gradual hearing loss as one ages -- presbycusis (...