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Melatonin Sleep Hormone – what it does and what cancels it.

What is Melatonin Sleep Hormone? Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone our brains produce to prepare us for sleep. When melatonin hits the bloodstream (typically a few...

Dave’s Long-distance Caregiver Story Dave's Long-distance Caregiver Story Five years ago, Dave’s mother moved from their old house in Philadelphia to an apartment that was closer to...

What is Caregiver Compassionate Touch?

Compassionate Touch® is a proven approach for caring for people with dementia. It combines skilled touch and specialized communication, shown to prevent stress reactions for...

Healthy Brain Aging: Normal VS. Not Normal Aging

Healthy Brain Aging: Normal VS. Not Normal Aging - Understanding Your Risk & Aging Optimally with Holly Glover, MA, LPC, NCC. If we enter old age with better developed,...

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as a Caregiver

As a caregiver, you may find celebrating St. Patrick's Day a fun and simple way to bring joy into your life and the life of your loved one. For most of us, this holiday...

Daylight Saving Time and Dementia

For people living with or providing care to someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time change to Daylight Saving Time can also be the beginning of a change in...

Slam the Scam Day

March 9th is Slam The Scam Day. Learn how to spot Social Security Scams and how to protect yourself.  Be on the lookout for fake calls, texts, emails, messages on social...

Hands-On Skills for Caregivers

When you’re a caregiver, finding time to take care of your own physical needs is difficult enough, but taking care of the physical needs of someone else is even more...

Family Health History: The Basics

What is family health history? Family health history is a record of the diseases and health conditions in your family. You and your family members share genes and may also...

Caregivers and Addiction

Caregivers and Addiction: How Caring for Others Can Create Addictive Behaviors and How to Stop Them As a family caregiver the focus is often on everyone around you, which...

Caregiver Stories

Inspirational stories and advice from other caregivers.

CRs Caregiver Story

I was a caregiver to visit a younger man who had been in an automobile accident which left him with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). This resulted in some infrequent epileptic type seizures. On our initial visit, which is really a 'getting to know you' visit, one of his...

Actor Michael Chiklis’ Caregiver Story

Actor, Michael Chicklis, discusses his caregiver story and his mom’s struggle with the disease and his family’s advocacy for the fight against Alzheimer's.  Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Chiklis was raised to put family first. Even after decades of living a...

Short Film “Ruth” Focuses on Realities of Caregiving

“Ruth” is a 9-minute short film starring the late Lynn Cohen as the mother, living with Alzheimer’s, with Barbara Tirrell playing her daughter and caregiver. Actor David Hyde Pierce, a longtime Alzheimer's Association Champion and caregiver, said of the film:...

Patricia’s Caregiver Story

My name is Patricia, and this is my caregiver story. I care for my mother, Lucille, a breast cancer survivor. She suffers from crippling arthritis, rendering her unable to walk. She is still sharp in mind and a joy to be around. Also, a never-ending mom who worries...

Gary Barg – A fearless Caregiver

Gary Barg is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Caregiver Media Group based in Fort Lauderdale. Since 1995, it has published Today’s Caregiver magazine,, and hosts the Fearless Caregiver Conferences across the country. Barg explains what pushed him to start...

Actress and caregiver knows the devastation of Alzheimer’s

Yvette Nicole Brown: Her Challenging Off-Screen Role As a young girl in East Cleveland, Ohio, actress Yvette Nicole Brown dreamed of a career in show business. Her father, Omar, stoked her ambitions, taking her to movies regularly and sharing his stacks of R&B and...

Marlee Matlin’s Caregiver Story

Marlee Matlin knows she owes a lot to her mother: Libby Matlin was one of her biggest cheerleaders as she embarked on an acting career, beginning at age 7 with the role of Dorothy in a local theater production of "The Wizard of Oz." Before losing her mother to...

Caregiver Story: Donna Maye & Mom

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? Once mom was unable to live alone, my niece and her family moved in to care for her. Eventually she needed to leave her home, thus she came to live with me the year I retired. We are now in year six of our...

Te Amo, Papi: Comedian & #ENDALZ Champion Chris Garcia Shares His Alzheimer’s Story

“If it wasn't for humor, we wouldn't have gotten through any of this,” comedian Chris Garcia says of his family’s Alzheimer’s experience. His father, Andres, a Cuban refugee, died from complications due to Alzheimer’s in 2017. “Luckily my mom is the funniest person in...

Heather’s Caregiver Story

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? I was 10 when my mom got sick and when I was 19, I stepped into the primary caregiver role to give my dad more time on the farm. What is the hardest thing about being a caregiver and the most rewarding thing?...

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About Family Caregivers Online

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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. 

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