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If you are helping someone with physical care, emotional support, doctor visits, shopping, legal issues, financial matters, or finding resources, YOU are a caregiver!


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Nurturing Intimacy in the Face of Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers

As humans, our need for intimacy is a constant throughout our lives, and this desire for closeness and connection remains undiminished as we age. This truth holds especially...

Navigating Caregiving and the Holiday Season

Balancing your own expectations and those of your family members can be exhausting and stressful, especially during the holiday season. In this article, we'll explore...

Long-Distance Caregiving – Preparing for a Visit with Your Older Relative

The considerations to keep in mind may vary depending on your family member's living situation. In this article, we will explore two scenarios: when the family member is...

Unique Challenges Faced by Working Women Who Are Family Caregivers

In the United States, it's estimated that approximately one in three working women is also a family caregiver. These women face unique challenges in managing the dual role...

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...

Holidays & Grieving

Staying connected while honoring your grief.  "How can I celebrate without my loved one?" Celebrations of any kind are intended to be happy and joyful. When you have lost a...

A Thanksgiving Prayer for Caregivers

We hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving Prayer for Caregivers. Thank you for loving me enough to take care of me. Thank you for the times your meal...

Chef Danielle Sepsy’s Caregiver Story

Hailed as the “Scone Queen,” Danielle Sepsy, owner of The Hungry Gnome, a wholesale and online bakery, and a cooking competitor on the series “The Big Brunch” shares...

Written Testimony of Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Before the Senate Special Committee on Aging

"Family Caregiving Issues and the National Family Caregiver Support Program" Chairman Kohl and members of the committee, I am pleased to be here this afternoon and to have...

Prevent Falls with Simple Home Exercises

Learn how to prevent falls with these simple and easy home exercises. As people age, they typically lose balance, strength, and flexibility. This increases the risk of...

Caregiver Stories

Inspirational stories and advice from other caregivers.

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 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...

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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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