Carol D. O'Dell, Family Conflicts Expert


Carol D. O'Dell is the author of Mothering Mother: A Daughter's Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir, about her experience caring for her mother through Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and coronary diseases. A creative writing teacher and inspirational speaker, O'Dell is often featured at spiritual retreats and conferences of caregivers and health care and geriatric professionals.


Recently Published on Caring.com

Medical Aid in Dying — Mar 22, 2016
Death is a fact of life for all of us, and an even more imminent consideration for our elderly loved ones. As a spouse, an adult daughter or son, or other loved one, we kno...
Caregiver Dilemma: What to Do if the Police Are Called — Feb 18, 2016
You see flashing lights. The doorbell rings. It’s the police. Families have misunderstandings. Conflicts escalate and sometimes the situation takes an ugly turn that lead...
The Unexpected Downsides of Aging in Place — Jan 04, 2016
You made the choice to care for your elder loved one and to help them realize their goal of aging in place. Typically, that term simply means living out your older years at...
It's My Money! How to Make Sure Your Assets Are Protected — Dec 05, 2015
Your loved one has passed. You drive to their care community, enter their room and find their bed covered with a pile of money – over $1 billion. In shreds. That’s what one...
What You Can Expect From a Great Assisted Living Community — Apr 26, 2014
Best Assisted Living of 2016 It’s time. Whether it’s due to a recent fall, a trip to the emergency room or it’s been a slow decline, you’re ready to search for a senior li...
One Wife's Story: "Why I Got a Tattoo" — Feb 13, 2013
I walked into the multicolored building airbrushed with flowers and dolphins. A large man, with a bald head and holes in his earlobes the size of quarters, met me at the fr...
Simo Radulovich, 102: You Need a Sense of Humor — Feb 04, 2013
What does Simo look forward to? Daily exercise. "I do miss my own home," he admits, "but I've gotten used to my new surroundings at Harbor Chase in Palm Harbor, Florida. I...