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The Troubadour and the Maiden is a fairytale inspired story from family caregiver, Don Cook, that explores the ambiguous journey of caregiving.

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Duet Meaning & Hope on CBS Saturday Morning

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The Meaning & Hope Institute is honored to have been invited to help elevate the voices of family caregivers through a story featured on CBS Saturday Morning.
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Meet Dr. Pauline Boss

| 18 Minute Read
The work of the Meaning & Hope Institute is based on the pioneering work of Pauline Boss, Ph.D., and her groundbreaking book for family caregivers, Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping With Stress and Grief

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Meet Dr. Robert Waldinger

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Robert Waldinger, M.D., Harvard professor and psychiatrist, leads the renowned Harvard Study of Adult Development, tracking lives for over 80 years to understand the long-term impact of childhood experiences on health and wellbeing. Author of "The Good Life," he shares insights on healthy human development and directs the Lifespan Research Foundation, bridging research with public understanding.

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Meet Dr. Aaron Blight

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Aaron Blight, Ed.D., is an international speaker and consultant on caregiving, aging, and healthcare. He is the Founder of Caregiving Kinetics and has been recognized as a “Top 100 Healthcare Leader” by the International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare. Dr. Blight works with providers that serve aging and disabled populations to deliver workforce consulting, training for front-line caregivers, focus group research, and leadership advisory services.


Developing Resilience as a Family Caregiver

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Based on the work of Dr. Aaron Blight and used with permission. Resilience is a remarkable trait that enables caregivers to adapt and persevere through challenging circumstances. These unsung heroes continue to provide care and support to their loved ones, even when the path ahead seems daunting. But what lies behind the development of caregiver […]


The Pattern of Caregiver Development

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Based on the work of Dr. Aaron Blight and used with permission. Navigating the role of a caregiver is akin to embarking on an intricate journey through uncharted terrain. Caregivers aren’t born with an innate knack for caregiving; instead, they grow into their roles, often in response to the evolving health conditions of their loved […]

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Next Chapter in My Life

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The Next Chapter in My Life workshop series, developed by Lifespan Research Foundation, tailors the insightful Road Maps to Life Transitions workshops specifically for those navigating the later stages of adulthood. This period is marked by significant life milestones such as transitioning to retirement, facing the empty nest syndrome, dealing with the loss of loved […]

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Meet Dr. Patricio Reyes

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Dr. Patricio Reyes is a board certified and highly regarded neurologist and neuropathologist with more than 30 years of clinical expertise, research, and drug development in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. He currently serves as the Chief of Neurology and Director for Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s Disease & Cognitive Disorders Clinics at the Phoenix VA Medical Center.