Bob Riter

Caregiving Friends May Need a Break

Posted February 20th, 2015

I received a call last week that went something like this: “My friend has cancer and she wants me to visit on a regular basis. When I do visit, all she does is complain about how awful her life is. I dread these visits and go only because I feel guilty if I don’t. I […]


Bob Riter

Be Kind

Posted January 26th, 2015

Many readers have found Bob’s suggestions helpful, but a few have said that they wanted something even simpler to guide them. His advice? Be kind.


Bob Riter

Cancer and the Holidays

Posted December 17th, 2014

The first few months of living with cancer are weird. This sensation is even more intense during the holiday season.


Bob Riter

Should People with Alzheimer’s be Treated for Cancer?

Posted November 21st, 2014

A woman recently told me that she had a friend with Alzheimer’s disease who was being treated for cancer. She asked me if that was the right thing to do.