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Mental Health Concerns of Aging Adults

The process of aging can be both rewarding and challenging. This time period in life can be spent enjoying retirement, vacations, hobbies, or more time with family. While many look forward to their golden years, older adults may also be faced with significant health...

What is an ADRC?

It can be confusing to find help for older adults and people with disabilities. Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are part of the No Wrong Door system, which is designed to streamline public access to long-term services and supports (LTSS). ADRCs serve as...

What causes behavior changes in older adults?

Many older people face special physical and mental health challenges which can cause behavior changes. Did you know approximately 15% of people over the age of 60 suffer from a mental disorder? And another 5% suffer from neurological disorders? The most common...

Free Health Classes for Older Adults

The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging is a proud sponsor of A Matter of Balance, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, and Chronic Pain Self-Management Programs. Classes are offered free of charge to persons who are at least 60 years of...

Anxiety and Depression Together

Over the past few years, clinicians and researchers alike have been moving towards a new conclusion: depression and anxiety are not two disorders that coexist; they are two faces of one disorder. Are you anxious or are you depressed? In the world of mental health...

Dealing with Lower Back Pain

Back aches and injuries are common among older adults, but some simple stretches can help. Whether it’s chronic, acute or episodic, low back pain is a common problem among adults, causing more disability around the world than any other condition. At least one-fourth...

Who are caregivers and what do they do?

You might be surprised to learn more than 1 in 5 Americans identify as caregivers/informal caregivers/family caregivers, having provided care to an adult or child with special needs at some time in the past 12 months. This totals an estimated 53 million adults in the...

Priorities of Informal Caregivers of Older Texans

Informal or non-professional caregivers, such as family members, provide vital support to the people they care for and are integral components of Texas’ long- term services and supports (LTSS) system. These caregivers fill gaps in the professional field by providing...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Sometimes life's challenges can affect our mental health. Knowing who to speak to, can make all the difference in the world! Did you know the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging (NCTAAA) offers FREE services that help people turn struggles into real solutions? By...

Observing “National Months” for Family Caregivers and Older Adults

It seems every week we learn of some National “day,” “week,” or “month.” Although for many of these observations, some of us have wondered if they were created to sell greeting cards or for other commercial purposes. Often, it is a health, professional, or advocacy...

Caregiver Stories

Inspirational stories and advice from other caregivers.

The Bookends: Peggy’s Story

"I had two opposite experiences with my parents; bookend stories regarding their end of life planning. My Dad was never one to discuss much, ever. Very old school but a real softie. He sold the family business and was going to fill many retirement hours playing golf....

Soledad O’Brien Discusses Caregiving for Her Parents

Renowned journalist, Soledad O'Brien, pinpoints mistakes to avoid, and shares financial planning advice. She was one of six siblings helping their aging parents when they could no longer manage on their own. (Her father passed away on Feb. 6, 2019, and her mother...

In-laws Caring in Their Home

"I am a co-care taker to my husband's older sister. She is widowed, has no children, and can not live alone. Like most Americans, assisted living is not an option because of the astronomical cost factor that we can not help to pay. Therefore, my husband and I took her...

Caregiver to Caregiver (Panel discussion)

For the March Teleconnection call, we have an interactive panel of family caregivers who will discuss the challenges and rewards of caregiving, what they have learned, and what they would advise other caregivers. During a Q & A, they will talk with listeners....

Caregiving happens! Dena’s Story

I can't recall when I became a caregiver, but I was willing to do so. After being marriage for about a year and a half my father asked me to move back in and I never left home again. It started with my father who work on the railroad ever since he was 16. After...

Caregiving for a Spouse

Difficult wouldn’t begin to explain this Parkinson’s journey with my wife. This disease is tough enough, but trying to be a caregiver to a nurse is tougher still. She was a career caregiver to thousands of oncology patients, but her disease has robbed her of so many...

Finding Love and Fighting Alzheimer’s: A Daughter’s Story

I am Lisette Carbajal and I am raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease for my beloved father, Jose Carbajal, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease eight years ago. My father once told me:   “Find someone who has a heart like your mother. She’s so loving, caring...

Shelly’s Story

In early 2001, we began to notice changes in my mom. She was becoming forgetful. For ten years, we watched as she declined and Alzheimer's took over her brain. My father was her constant companion and caregiver. As she neared the end of her life, my father fell and...

Bill’s Story

My mother had Alzheimer’s disease for 17 years before her body finally gave up the fight. I didn't realize that I was being trained to be in a position to take care of my wife. My wife Linda's career was as a broker and underwriter for commercial insurance for 40...

How Jalen copes with Loss During The Holidays

No matter who you are or what you’ve been through, at some point in your life, you will experience loss. It could be a friend, family member, or someone who has made an impact on your life. It will cause disruption in your thinking, feelings, and behaviors because...

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Your story matters.

Ever listened to someone talk about their life and thought ‘Oh, someone else has been through that, too? I thought it was just me!’ Every story shared is a chance to aid another caregiver and help them feel less alone. Your story will be confidential or use your initials. Help other caregivers and yourself by sharing your experience.

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This website was created as a resource for caregivers as a source of unbiased information.

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To provide caregivers with helpful, current, and easy-to-navigate information, to assist them with caregiving. 

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Winner of a 2021 Caregiver Friendly Award for (Media)

Winner of a 2021 Caregiver Friendly Award for (Media)

About Family Caregivers Online

Our Purpose

This website was created as a resource for caregivers as a source of unbiased information.

Our Mission

To provide caregivers with helpful, current, and easy-to-navigate information, to assist them with caregiving. 

Additional Services

Additional services include emailed newsletters, Caregiver TeleconnectionFacebook and Twitter social media, and other information.

Winner of the 2021 Caregiver Friendly Award

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