The Magic of Mondays: The Healthiest Day of the Week

Mondays: a day to dread, or a chance for a fresh start? The Monday Campaigns, a non-profit public health initiative, is on a mission to leverage Monday as a day to promote self-care to help people become healthier and happier. Why Monday? Because it’s the beginning. Monday initiates not only the busy week ahead, but…

Family Caregiving for Cystic Fibrosis

Healthcare systems are products of design. Therefore, improving healthcare systems and their outcomes requires smart, thoughtful decisions about how to improve their design. To do this, we must start with the people whom the systems serve. Atlas of Caregiving’s founder and CEO, Rajiv Mehta, plays an active role in improving healthcare system design through deep…

How Japan and Asia are Searching for Solutions for their Rapidly Aging Population

With Japan’s aging population and a changing society, caregiving is a complex issue. But new technological innovations may provide solutions that were once unimaginable. Dr. Michael Birt, PhD in Japanese Studies and Atlas of Caregiving advisory council member, has worked as a consultant for many large, multinational healthcare companies, a thriving sector in Japan. In 1990,…

CareMap Workshops Across the Country: Atlas of Caregiving in Phoenix, Arizona

On a typical day in Silver Spring, Md., Edith Dotson, a wheelchair-bound, Alzheimer’s-stricken mother, can be found receiving care from a local relative. For over six years, Edith has received this care, and when her relative finally let the rest of the family know how stressful it is to care for Edith, a tearful breakdown ensued….

Family caregiver Patty works at her job while caregiving from home
Family Caregivers: Working at Home, Working at Work

Thursday: doctor’s appointment, work, work, work, fight about money (medical bills), collapse, try to recover. That is how Patty and Nate spent the day they participated in the Atlas of Caregiving Pilot Study. College sweethearts who have been together for more than a dozen years, Patty and Nate are both in their 30s, and contending…