1. The Hidden Male Caregiver with Dr Jean Accius Christopher MacLellan "The Bow Tie Guy" on the Whole Care Network 33:26

Recently AARP published a report that indicated 40% of caregivers are male. While I was happy to be part of this statistic, males are not often associated with the role as a family Caregiver. On this episode of Healing Ties, my guest, Dr. Jean Accius from AARP Public Policy Institute, chat about some of the similarity and differences men and women face in their role as a family Caregiver. Listen in and learn how Dr. Jean Accius and the entire staff at AARP are creating Healing Ties all around us!

You Might Know Me As The Bow Tie Guy - "Wearing a bow tie is like wearing two smiles."

When people ask me, "why did you create the Whole Care Network"... I always come back to our caregiving experience and how fortunate I was to find resources that helped me and my partner Richard Schiffer manage our caregiving journey. Every caregiver has a story; through our stories, we find validation, resources, and respite to help manage our caregiving day.

We were fortunate to have our story chronicled in a 2015 Pulitzer Prize-nominated 3-part story, “In Sickness and In Health: A Couple’s Final Journey,” which told our journey of caregiving. The story told of the challenges LGBT partners have in dealing with the medical and legal system, but it also told of the love and joy my partner Richard's last years had on our relationship.