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5 Tips to Improve Your Relationship with the Older Loved One You Care For

When you’re a caregiver for an older loved one, whether you’re their child, spouse, relative or friend, your relationship often takes on a new dynamic as your responsibilities change. In some cases, your relationship may become stronger, but in others, the stresses of...

Alzheimer’s: Dealing with Difficult Behavior

As if it weren’t enough to deal with forgetfulness and confusion while caring for your loved-one with Alzheimer’s, but aggressiveness, wandering and paranoia can really put you over the edge. Managing your loved-one’s difficult behavior is your true testament of love...

Heat Stress in the Elderly

Elderly people (people aged 65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons: Elderly people do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature. They are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that...

Pure. Resource. Gold…..Your local Area Agency on Aging

Listen to an interview recorded by The Caregivers Dilemma on June 24, 2022 by Emilia Bourlan, OTR, ECHM. Guest speaker Doni Green, Director of Aging Services, has led the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging for over 25 years. In this podcast, learn more about the...

Survivors Benefits for Same-Sex Partners

Were you in a same-sex relationship with a partner who passed away? If so, you may qualify for Social Security survivors' benefits based on your partner’s earnings record. You may qualify for survivors' benefits if you meet any of the following: You would have been...

What are Life Plan Communities?

Life Plan Communities are a type of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC). Life Plan Communities offer several kinds of residences for independent living and multiple levels of health care services, commonly all in one location. In independent living, a...

Should My Elderly Parent Move in with Me?

Deciding if you should move an aging parent into your home is a big decision. There are important issues that should be addressed before making the commitment.  An estimated 25-35% of family caregivers live in the same home with the person they are caring for. Every...

How to Change Sheets of an Occupied Bed

One task many caregivers struggle with is how to change the sheets when the person you are caring for can't be moved from the bed. Changing sheets regularly is important for the health and hygiene of your care recipient. It’s a critical step toward preventing...

Caregiver Basics: Dental Care

As we age, oral health problems like plaque buildup, dry mouth, cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancers can trigger pain, swelling, sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. Neglected teeth also detract from an older adult’s personal appearance. The...

How Do I Get My Loved One to Stop Driving?

Caregivers are put in a difficult situation when they feel their loved one is no longer safe to operate a vehicle, yet the older adults insist they are fine. This loss of independence can be devastating to many. How do you insist that your aging loved one stop driving...

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Lewy Body Dementia – Dawn’s Painful Story

An up close and personal story of caring from a caregiver's perspective -  Dawn Hamilton was motivated to share her experiences of caring for her husband who suffered from Lewy Body Dementia in hopes of helping others who are experiencing this difficult disease. She...

Understanding Dad’s Plan

Understanding Dad's Plan: More Observing Than conversation My Dad and I were very much alike. We both liked simplicity, cars and travel, comfortable and well-maintained homes, kept personal matters organized and didn’t want family and friends to worry about our health...

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...

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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

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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