Author: Sarabeth Persiani

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Gina Farrar, Creator and Host of the Feminine Roadmap Podcast to discuss the emotional and psychological impacts of caregiving. People who know me, or even those who have read my story, know that I’m brutally honest when it comes to caregiving. There’s no sugar coating an experience that brings out our best...

Have you heard? Run, Walk, Crawl- A Caregiver Caught Between Generations, is available on Audible! Narrated by Sarahbeth Persiani herself. The audio book is available as now and is just over 8 hours long. Find out for yourself why so many readers (listeners) are giving 5 star feedback on Run, Walk, Crawl, - click through to hear a preview today! ...

The following information is provided from NAC- National Alliance for Caregiving. COVID-19 is a wakeup call to better prepare for an aging population, and for the kinds of solutions that would benefit us all. They are not just solutions for older people; it’s actually about the public health of American families, and the public health of our country. Check out the resources...

If you look closely at the marvelously photogenic group of diverse working professionals in the stock photo, you can spot the family caregiver. Right? See, that one— smiling nicely in plain sight. Right? Perhaps a few clues will help. Typically, family caregivers are:   *By Gender 53% Women 47% Men   *By Age Group 37% Baby Boomers 34% Millennials 22%     GenX 7% Matures   *By Employment 39% Full-time 13%  Part-time ...

As the year draws to an end, pretty much everything that arrives in my inbox and mailbox, (i.e. mountains of catalogs and junk mail galore) all herald the lure and promise of free shipping. Love it? I suppose as a country of deal seeking shoppers, we do! And that has nothing at all to do with this blog. I actually pulled a random...

As Mother’s Day approaches, images of how best to treat and thank Mom spring to mind. Beautiful bouquets, buffet brunches, and perfume gift sets top the list. But what if all Mom really wants is to know that her children not only treasure her, but each other? Clearly, the title of this article is an uncomfortable sentiment. Whether you’re on the...

This month (on March 8th) we celebrate International Women’s Day, a global event dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements throughout history – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. The theme this year is Be Bold for Change. It means each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence through bold pragmatic actions....

It’s a fact: last year Millennials officially became the nation’s largest generation, surpassing Baby Boomers (source: U.S. Census Bureau). Thanks to those same census gurus, we also know there are roughly 40 million Americans who take care of a loved one, referred to as informal caregivers or, lovingly from my perspective, as family caregivers. Combine that with the fact that...

At a recent women’s networking luncheon, I sat (unknowingly) next to a family caregiver. We made the usual introductions and my initial impression was that she was quiet and, if I’m being honest…guarded. Or wait, was that sadness? She had a pleasant half-smile but it came across as perfunctory. She seemed content to unobtrusively eat her meal and allow others...

“Being a caregiver made me a better person and worse employee,” were the exact words that an attendee in my workshop shared with me. We were having a sidebar conversation during the break. I was delivering a Stress Management seminar on behalf of an EAP (Employee Assistance Program). For all of the times I’ve gone blank with my mind racing for...