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What Parents Providing Care for Adult Children with Developmental Disabilities Should Know

The types of disabilities may range from intellectual, cerebral palsy, autism, and neurological impairments. These may delay or affect the normal physical, cognitive,...

Dallas Area Agency On Aging Services

The Dallas Area Agency on Aging program coordinates a comprehensive, integrated service access system. Care managers work to assure easy access to services provided to and...

8 Tips for Your Next Medical Appointment

Preparing for medical appointments can be daunting! These 8 tips will offer you guidance on what to do before, during, and after your doctor visits to get the most out of...

Frail, But Living at Home: Program Helps Elderly Stay Strong

It’s never too late to start exercising -- and the right activities might help you stay independent in your home. While building healthy habits at an earlier age can have...

Prepare to Forgive Yourself Because You Won’t Get it Right

John Suzuki is not a professional caregiver. Rather, he’s a regular guy who found himself as a caregiver when his mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. John is the author of a...

Linda’s Caregiver Story

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? I fell in love with him 48 years ago and when he developed dementia; I loved him even more. Has your relationship...

Self-Care for Real Life with Carin Zeman, CPRP, CPT

Learn how to cultivate mindfulness and self-care through guided practices, which can be used as meditation, relaxation, or stress-reducing and coping skills. You will learn...

3 Tips for Recognizing Signs of Incontinence in Seniors

Admitting to bathroom accidents can be tough for seniors. They may try to cover it up by hiding signs of incontinence, which prevents them from getting the help they need to...

3 Reasons to Stop Feeling Guilty About A Move to Assisted Living

Moving your older adult into assisted living might be one of the hardest decisions you’ll have to make in your life. So many caregivers are feeling guilty about “putting mom...

Saundra & Estelle’s caregiver story

I called my grandmother Estelle, Nanny. I was her caregiver for a number of years, while also caring for my grandchildren. We lived in a three-family house where the...

Caregiver Stories

Inspirational stories and advice from other caregivers.

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

Actor and activist Luke Evans recently spoke to 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...

How Caregiving Changes You (…and the One Thing You Can Do About It)

G.J spent their early 30s as a 24/7, solo dementia caregiver for his adoptive grandfather in North Texas. When their grandfather could no longer live at home, G.J. oversaw his memory care stay while attending graduate school. Over the decade or so since I had to start...

What I wish I had known

My father had dementia and I was his caregiver. Here’s what I wish I had known. In 2007, I was suddenly plunged into the role of caregiver for my then 75-year-old father, who had vascular dementia. His short-term memory was severely impaired, as were his judgment and...

‘I felt so caught in between’: LGBTQ+ caretakers face special challenges

Daniel Diaz lives alone now, by himself in his Signal Hill apartment, a space steeped in  memories. He and his husband, Robert Morris, had been providing care for Diaz’s mother, Gloria, since 2012 in their apartment. Morris died in 2018; Mrs. Diaz died in 2020. Vases...

When I Sing, My Grandmother’s Eyes Light Up

“When I Sing, My Grandmother’s Eyes Light Up”: Grammy Winner Kalani Pe’a Shares His Alzheimer’s Story Kalani is a Grammy Award-winning singer and composer who comes from a long line of musicians, his k?puna: ancestors and elders. His grandmother has been living with...

Turning to hospice for Mom

Watching my mom accept her mortality – and turn to hospice after fighting pancreatic cancer for so long – has been an opportunity to appreciate the present moment. I try to focus on being thankful for the time we have together. While I watch from the sidelines of her...

Diedrich Bader: In the Moment, Gratefully

Actor, Diedrich Bader, shares his caregiver story of the career lessons that helped him as care for his father.  In 1996, actor Diedrich Bader reached a potentially life-altering crossroads in his career and, at the same time, also nearly missed out on a valuable...

Rian’s Caregiver Story

I cared for my grandmother until she departed this world. She was diagnosed with cancer about six months before her passing. Each and every day after work, I would go to her and take care of her. Make sure she ate, slept, was clean and took her medicine. I am not in...

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...

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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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