1. What Are ADL's and IADL's Christopher MacLellan "The Bow Tie Guy" on the Whole Care Network 24:06

Suddenly you’re a Caregiver and you are instantly expected to know unfamiliar medical terminology that might be foreign to you. On this episode of “It Takes A Team To Care” Monica Stynchula describes some common medical terms that will be helpful to you in your role as a family Caregiver. Visit REUNIONCare.com and sign-up for your own Circle of Care account because it does take a team to care!

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.