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Articles & News

Informative posts for family caregivers!

Protecting Older Adults: Beware of AI-Generated Voice Scams

In today's digital age, technology has brought about incredible advancements that have made our lives easier and more convenient in many ways. However, along with these...

Does Your Loved One Have the Skills to Age in Place?

As caregivers, one of our primary concerns is ensuring the comfort and well-being of our loved ones as they navigate the aging process. For many seniors, the desire to...

Communicating with Health Care Providers in the Office

Effective communication with healthcare providers is essential for the health of care receivers. The family caregiver needs to ensure that the time in often short office...

Navigating Dental Care for Individuals Dementia: Tips for Caregivers

Good dental care is important for people living with Alzheimer's or another dementia. It helps them avoid potential problems with mouth infections, digestion or eating, and...

The Sweet Perks of Chocolate for Older Adults

Ah, chocolate – the irresistible treat that tantalizes our taste buds and lifts our spirits. But did you know that beyond its delicious flavor, chocolate also offers a host...

10 Creative Valentine’s Day Ideas for Older Adults: Activities and Gifts

Valentine’s Day is not exclusive to couples – it’s a celebration for everyone! This special day presents a perfect opportunity to express love and affection to family and...

Understanding Medicare Coverage: Avoid Surprise Bills Before They Arrive

Navigating the complexities of Medicare can often feel like traversing a labyrinth, leaving many older adults, and their family caregivers, blindsided by hefty medical or...

The Hidden Toll: How Caregiving Can Lead to PTSD in Family Caregivers

Caregiving, while often seen as an act of love and compassion, can take a profound toll on the caregiver's mental and emotional well-being. In many cases, the stress and...

8 Strategies for Managing False Dementia Accusations

Older adults with dementia might express distressing accusations like: “You stole my wallet and all my money!” “You’re keeping me prisoner in my house!” “You’re trying to...

Understanding Hospitalists: A Guide for Family Caregivers

Learn about hospitalists and how to work with them as a caregiver in our essential guide for better patient care. Picture this: Your mother is in the hospital. People come...

Caregiver Stories

Inspirational stories and advice from other caregivers.

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...

Caregiver Profile: Cynara Lowary

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? Taking care of my grandmother. Has your relationship changed with the loved one that you are caring for? If so, how? It just made my love for them even stronger, as well as wanting me to take care of others. What is...

3 Tales of Caring for an Aging Loved One at Home

The moment in time when our parents lose their independence is the beginning of an intimate and very personal journey for every family. I recently wrote about some of the important considerations when looking at long-term care facilities for a parent. Another option,...

Indra’s Caregiver Story

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one?  In 2017, my husband was diagnosed with Amyloidosis. Soon after receiving two stem cell transplants, he had three strokes. Over the next few years, multiple issues came up where I had to resign from my job.  Has...

Lester’s Caregiver Story

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? When I married my beautiful wife.  Has your relationship changed with the loved one that you are caring for? If so how? My father-in-law. Since the passing of my mother-in-law in 2017. I’ve watched my father-in-law...

Don Cheadle’s Caregiver Story

Award-winning actor Don Cheadle recently spoke to the Alzheimer's Association about his family’s Alzheimer’s journey with his mom, Bettye Cheadle. Don, tell us about your connection to Alzheimer’s? Several of my extended family members had the disease, but the person...

Carol’s Caregiver Story

When it became painfully evident that Dad, at 90 years of age, needed daily, full-time care, as the only daughter of five living in the same city, I moved him in with me. I had help from my son and an agency caregiver for some activities. Ultimately, I was responsible...

Wayne Brady’s Caregiver Story

Comedian, Wayne Brady, shares his caregiver story and the power of laughter.  Wayne Brady can find humor in almost any situation. This trait has won the hearts of audiences around the world throughout Brady's two-decade career as a comedian, actor, musician and TV...

Q&A With Actor and Activist Luke Evans Alzheimer’s Caregiver journey

Actor and activist Luke Evans recently spoke to Alz.org about his family’s Alzheimer’s Caregiver journey with his Nanna, the matriarch of their family. Luke, tell us about your grandmother. My grandmother, or Nanna as I often call her, was a very special person to me....

Julie’s Caregiver Story

I was lucky enough to be my Moms caregiver for the last 16 months of her life. I moved in with her while my generous husband kept care of our home without me. She had Myasthenia Gravis and was losing her ability to care for herself in her home. As much as she resisted...

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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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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

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Winner of the 2021 Caregiver Friendly Award

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