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Honoring Black Caregivers – Black History Month

What is caregiving like for Black Americans? Black caregivers are oftentimes in higher-intensity care situations providing 31.2 hours of care weekly and report lower...

Caregivers Pay a High Price

Caregiving in the US depletes incomes, job opportunities, and future retirement payments as family members struggle financially in order to “do what’s right.” Nearly 50...

Creating a Daily Care Plan for those with Dementia

Learn How to Create a Daily Care Plan Daily routines can be helpful for both you the caregiver and the person living with dementia. A planned day allows you to spend less...

Tips for Managing Delirium in Older Adults

What is Delirium? Delirium is a term that means “sudden confusion.”  It refers to an abrupt, rapid change in mental function that goes well beyond the typical forgetfulness...

Polypharmacy and the Prescribing Cascade

Many older adults cope with more than one medical condition at the same time. Managing multiple conditions often results in taking many different medications which are meant...

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Fact Sheets

Do you know someone who has questions about Alzheimer's and other dementias? Printable Fact Sheets are a great way to share information with people who do not use the...

Foot Self-Care for Older Adults

Foot self-care is an important aspect of general health especially for older adults. Foot problems, especially pain, can have a detrimental effect on quality of life. Many...

5 Biggest Issues That Sabotage Family Caregivers

Being a family caregiver for an aging parent or other loved one in your home usually begins with the best of intentions. Over time, however, a good thing can disintegrate...

What is a Patient Portal and how can it help me?

A patient portal is a secure website which gives patients and their families access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Using a secure...

Siblings and Caregiving: Challenges and Opportunities

Pre-recorded: Learn about the complex role siblings can play in family caregiving. How can you identify the needs of the person you are caring for and communicate those to...

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Caregiver Stories

Inspirational stories and advice from other caregivers.

Patricia’s 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 about her babies. The most difficult part is missing...

Gary Barg – A fearless Caregiver

Gary Barg is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Caregiver Media Group based in Fort Lauderdale. Since 1995, it has published Today’s Caregiver magazine, Caregiver.com, and hosts the Fearless Caregiver Conferences across the country. Barg explains what pushed him to start...

Actress and caregiver knows the devastation of Alzheimer’s

Yvette Nicole Brown: Her Challenging Off-Screen Role As a young girl in East Cleveland, Ohio, actress Yvette Nicole Brown dreamed of a career in show business. Her father, Omar, stoked her ambitions, taking her to movies regularly and sharing his stacks of R&B and...

Marlee Matlin’s Caregiver Story

Marlee Matlin knows she owes a lot to her mother: Libby Matlin was one of her biggest cheerleaders as she embarked on an acting career, beginning at age 7 with the role of Dorothy in a local theater production of "The Wizard of Oz." Before losing her mother to...

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 Caregiver 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 Caregiver 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...

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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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