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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Who Cares for the Person Who Lives Alone?

An article by Sheila Warnock, American Women in Science Magazine (AWIS)
Spring Issue, Vol. 45


If you live alone, you have probably had thoughts flash through your mind like “If I fell in the shower and hit my head, how long would it take for someone to miss me?” or “What if I were seriously injured or ill… who would take care of me?”

Click to read or download Sheila’s article.
Click to view the eCare Diary video interview on this topic.

My Mother Has 4 Noses

My Mother has 4 Noses “My Mother Has 4 Noses” is a one-woman musical play depicting the real-life story of a woman caring for her mother who has Alzheimer’s disease, during the final years of her life. Written and performed by Jonatha Brooke, an award-winning singer and songwriter, the play was created at the suggestion of her mother. Both mother and daughter were able to find humor through the challenges they faced together.

Search for Documentary Participants:

A search is underway for people to participate in a major documentary film from the award-winning producer of “The Crash Reel” and a healthcare company.

We are seeking people with a brain injury or certain neurologic conditions such as stroke or Alzheimer’s who also suffer from uncontrollable, sudden outbursts of crying and/or laughing that don’t match what they are feeling on the inside.

If you or someone you know is dealing with this condition, we would love to hear from you.

Please email us today: or call 818-934-4312.

Attention NYC Caregivers:

Guillermina Altomonte, a graduate student in Sociology at New School University is doing qualitative research on caregiving, and would like to interview men and women in New York City who are currently taking care of an elderly family member.

The interviews are confidential and they are aimed at exploring time, boundaries and identities that persons experience while being caregivers.

If you would like to share your thoughts and experiences, or you know someone who would, please contact her directly at or 540-760-7673.


Thank you!