Media Appearances

KYMN Radio 95.1 FM / 1080 AM, May 22, 2017:15 With the Author is a weekly 15 minute segment with Teri Knight. Teri Knight talked with Kari a couple of years ago about her book, “The Unexpected Caregiver.” Today, she shares her updated version, ‘How to Keep Mom & Dad active, safe, independent…and yourself SANE!’

Next Avenue (, Sept 6, 2016: “Help! I’m Turning into My Mother”
What do you want your future to look like? I explain my three-step guide to embracing your aging self. After all, we are all doing it!

Ecumen, “a company dedicated to creating home for older adults, wherever they choose to live,” interviewed Kari Berit about her goals in writing The Unexpected Caregiver, difficult issues she sees pop up in families, why play is so important in caregiving, what professionals can take from her insights, and more. Read the concise and informative interview.

Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Navigating the Gray Area of Sex.” If you think having “the talk” with your kids is tough, consider this: With increasing rates of HIV and other STDs in older adults, you might want to discuss safe sex with your parents, too. by Gail Rosenblum., “Seniors: 6 Traits Every Caregiver Should Have.” Characteristics to look for when hiring a caregiver.

New York Times“Kicking and Screaming, Baby Boomers Begin to Talk About Aging.” An American Society on Aging workshop that caught the attention of a Times reporter.

Minneapolis StarTribune, “Keep Those Fingers Crossed: Long-term Care Insurance.” It’s important for families to discuss aging and caregiving issues, since 70 percent of those over 65 will require help with daily activities at some point.

Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Learning How to Care as Parents Age.” Provides down-to-earth ideas for relating to your parent as an adult child.

Dane County Lifestyles, “Naked Grandpa or When You Must Ask for Help from Professionals.” The importance of asking for help: Towards the end of life, it may be easier on everyone to seek help outside the family. What your loved one needs most is for you to sit next to them and be present.

Girlfriend’s Magazine regular column contributor

Nov/Dec 2019: Family Heroics: Caring For Yourself in the Family Zoo
Sept/Oct 2019: My BFF
Jul/Aug 2019: Hershey’s is Just Fine
May/Jun 2019: Putting Fun into Your Caregiving Routine
Mar/April 2019: Re-vamping Your Life through De-Cluttering
Jan/Feb 2019:Unexpected and Slightly Awkward Life Changes
Jul/Aug 2018: Food is Love
May/Jun 2018: My Big Adventure
Mar/April 2018: Styles that Need Regular Attention
Jan/Feb 2018: Finding Balance as a Caregiver
Jul/Aug 2017: Recipe for my care
Sept/Oct 2017: Help! I’m Turning into my Mother
Nov 2016: Sanity During the Holidays
Sept 2016: How Do You Fare Alone?
June 2016: A Simple Story to Help Understand Memory Loss
Spring Issue 2016: Don’t Blame Everything on Aging
Sept 2014: How to Take the Keys
Aug 2014: Making the choice to get into shape
Man Issue, 2014: The New Paradigm of Caregiving
Holiday 2013: Building gentleness and strength
Spring 2013: Are You the ‘Chosen’ Child?
Holiday 2012: A Trip of a Lifetime–Your Parents and Their Travel Dreams
Spring 2012: When Will Aging Be In Style?
Holiday 2011 Re-gifting for the Holidays

TV & Radio Appearences

WCCO’s “Your Money” guest, Sunday, May 19, 2013

Show Case Minnesota,The Unexpected Caregiver book interview, Feb 19, 2013

Fox 9 News-KMSP-Mpls/St Paul, Jul 27, 2011

Valley Today Live, Fargo, ND, Jun 24, 2011

1120 KPNW-AM, Wake Up Right, guest radio appearance, Eugene, OR (MP3 audio file)

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio with host Lori LaBey (MP3 audio file edited)


Other Media

Journal of Human Subjectivity, “Using Q Methodology to Study Wellbeing Associated with Informal Caregiving,” Vol. 11 No. 1, pages 157-173, Summer 2013

Viking Magazine September 2013: “Never Stop Learning”

The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, “Determining the Various Perspectives of Caregivers of Aging Adults With Q Methodology,” Vol. 21(1), pages 46-56, published Dec 14, 2012, “Coffee With Kari Berit.” Interview with well-known caregiving blogger.

Colebrook Chronicle“Health and Wellness Focus of Women’s Conference.” Coverage of Kari Berit’s most popular keynote, Help! I’m Turning Into My Mother!, and how it can set the tone for an event.

Red Wing Republican Eagle“Baby Boomers, Aging Parents Get New Guide.” A great history of Kari Berit and what led up to the writing of The Unexpected Caregiver®.

Northfield Senior Center News“Expert on Aging to Visit Northfield,” Exemplifies an event where Kari Berit helped sponsors raise community awareness about how individuals can be age assertive.

“Caring Right at Home” newsletter, “Mom Said What?” An example of how content from Kari Berit can enhance your newsletter.