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The Holidays and Dementia: What You Should Know

This presentation titled The Holidays and Dementia: What You Should Know and Tips for Making the Holidays More Enjoyable, was presented by Hollie Grover with the James L. West Center for Dementia Care.  Topics covered include:  Communication Tips Holiday Gift Ideas...

Modern Caregiving for Modern Millennials

The number of Millennial caregivers is growing, and the characteristics of these caregivers are unique. Sometimes, generational differences in perspective can make caregiving more challenging, which this program will discuss. Specific resources for this segment of...

Facts About Aging and Alcohol

Many people enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two on occasion with friends or family, but alcohol can be addictive. As we age, alcohol consumption can also make existing health problems worse and have dangerous interactions with some medications. Anyone at any age can...

Phone apps and websites for the Family Caregiver

Practically speaking, phone and computer apps don’t come close to solving every caregiver challenge. Where is the app that makes all of your siblings willing and able to provide care for your frail dad? Or how about the app that cleans up the bathroom after you assist...

What About Medicare and Aging in Place?

Will Medicare pay so my care recipient can age in place? Depending on the circumstances, Medicare may help cover services that involve skilled nursing, social work, or physical, occupational, or speech therapies. There are some general guidelines that apply, though,...

A Thanksgiving Prayer for Caregivers

We hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving Prayer for Caregivers. https://youtu.be/ziufPM_l8P4 Thank you for loving me enough to take care of me. Thank you for the times your meal is cold, because you make mine first. Thank you for the times you wake up at night to check...

How to Properly Dispose of Unused Medicines

Learn how to properly dispose of your unused medicines to protect yourself, pets, and others from consuming a medication that may have become ineffective or even toxic. https://youtu.be/2kAklblMi24 Disposing of medications properly will help protect the environment,...

Caregiving and the Sandwich Generation

The term sandwich generation refers to young to middle-aged adults who are simultaneously raising children and supporting their aging parents. More than one in 10 parents in the United States also care for an adult, spending about three hours each day on caregiving...

Caregiving during the holidays

Caregiving during the holidays is extra challenging for many reasons - it's common to approach the holidays with dread and caution. Holiday celebrations are intended to be happy and joyful, but if your world has been turned upside down by your role as a caregiver,...

What is Sundowning or late-day confusion?

I've heard sundowning may happen with dementia. What is sundowning, or late-day confusion, and how is it treated? The term "sundowning" refers to a state of confusion occurring in the late afternoon and lasting into the night. Sundowning can cause different behaviors,...

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Caregiver Stories

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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 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?...

Michelle’s Story

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? My mother chose me as her caregiver. My mother-in-law did not have anyone else willing to care for her full time. Has your relationship changed with the loved one that you are caring for? If so, how? My...

Shonda’s story: Why Caregiving is a Challenge and an Honor

Shonda Bell became an advocate for people with dementia after both of her parents were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years apart, requiring her to navigate complex medical issues and even financial fraud.  Shonda Bell — a special education teacher from Albany,...

Winter Stars – An elderly mother, an aging son and life’s final journey

https://vimeo.com/668619499 Dave Iverson was a broadcast journalist who’d recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s when he decided to do something he’d never quite imagined: He moved in to take care of his 95-year-old mom.  Winter Stars is the story of their...

Caregivers discuss asking for help

You are not alone! Family caregiving is a huge job and caregivers need both emotional support and physical help. The following caregivers discuss different support networks that work best for them. I could not have come as far as I am without my family’s support, all...

The Day my Mother Passed Away

A daughter remembers and writes her thoughts and feelings the day her mother passes away. Editor’s Note: Names of a doctor, nurses, the facility referenced, and family members used in this essay were changed to respect confidentiality. Carol has been attending a...

Actor caring for her mother

‘P-Valley’ Star Brandee Evans Says Being Her Mom’s Caregiver Is ‘Bittersweet’ Taking care of “Momma,” who has Alzheimer’s and M.S., changed the actor’s life.   by Samantha Vincenty Originally published 7/1/2022 for Self.com Brandee Evans doesn’t seem to half-ass...

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...

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Your story matters.

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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This website was created as a resource for caregivers as a source of unbiased information.

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To provide caregivers with helpful, current, and easy-to-navigate information, to assist them with caregiving. 

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Winner - 2021 Caregiver Friendly Award (Media)

Winner - 2021 Caregiver Friendly Award (Media)

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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