Chicago native Denise M. Brown founded at a time when Google, Twitter, Facebook and Wikipedia didn’t even exist.  Everyone told Denise she was wasting her time.  No one would be interested in a website like  She launched the site anyway and now, over twenty years later, is the go-to destination for millions of family caregivers desperate for practical advice and encouragement.  Jana talks with Denise about her early influences, how she manages her own parents and the two-day, National Institutes of Health event that shocked Denise into the realization that caregivers are invisible even the medical community.  Note: this episode originally aired November 2, 2017.  It has been lightly edited.

Blog post mentioned in the show (Denise M. Brown): “What They Need Isn’t What I Need”
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Denise contact info: 773-343-6341 |

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