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Visit our frequently asked questions page for detailed information on community services and options available to caregivers!

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Articles & News

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Myocarditis and COVID Vaccines

|  The benefits of the shots outweigh the risks of the rare side effect, experts say Most COVID-19 vaccine recipients are well-versed in the common side effects that follow shots one and two in the Pfizer and Moderna series — a sore arm, maybe...

Picking up the pieces after the one you are caring for dies

|  Written by Iris Waichler of the Caregivers Space When you are in the midst of being a caregiver, you build your time and your life around managing the caregiver tasks that need to be done. As a caregiver for my dad, I know my schedule...

Where to Get Your Flu Shot

|  Do you know where you’re getting your flu shot in the next few weeks? Experts say the best time for older adults to roll up their sleeves for the yearly flu vaccine is mid-September through the end of October. But knowing where to go might...

Hearing Loss – Diagnosis and Treatment

|  There are many tests to help diagnose hearing loss, including: Physical exam. Your doctor will look in your ear for possible causes of your hearing loss, such as earwax or inflammation from an infection. Your doctor will also look for any...

Early Warning Signs of Dementia

|  How to spot early indicators that your loved one may have Alzheimer’s or dementia From age 50 on, it’s not unusual to have occasional trouble finding the right word or remembering where you put things. But persistent difficulty with memory,...

BEWARE: Scammers are still at work

Date & Time: October 11, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 pm CST (online) Guest Speakers: Melinda Gardner, certified by the Texas Health Information Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), has been a Benefits Counselor with the Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas for...

How to find Clinical Trials for Alzheimers

|  The website Alzheimers.gov is a great resource for finding clinical trials related to Alzheimer's and related dementias. All types of volunteers are needed — people with dementia or memory problems, caregivers, at-risk individuals, and...

How to Recognize Anticipatory Grief

|  By mmLearn.org  - a provider of free, web-based, Caregiver Training We often think of grief in the context of the period of mourning after a death occurs. However, feelings of loss can begin well before the event actually happens. Here’s a...

What is Melanoma? Learn the ABCDE of Moles 

|    What is Melanoma? Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, develops in the cells (melanocytes) that produce melanin — the pigment that gives your skin its color. To help you identify characteristics of unusual moles that may...

2021 Medicare costs at a glance

The website Medicare.gov has published the basic costs for people with Medicare.  For specific cost information (like whether you've met your deductible, how much you'll pay for an item or service you got, or the status of a claim), log into your personal Medicare...

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Caregiver Stories

Inspirational stories and advice from other caregivers.

Picking up the pieces after the one you are caring for dies

|  Written by Iris Waichler of the Caregivers Space When you are in the midst of being a caregiver, you build your time and your life around managing the caregiver tasks that need to be done. As a caregiver for my dad, I know my schedule...

La vida después del cuidado (Life after care)

|  Cinco cuidadores comparten su camino hacia la alegría y el propósito después de cuidar de un ser querido. Se estima que 41.8 millones de adultos en Estados Unidos (el 17% de los cuales son hispanos) cuidan de sus seres queridos y pasan en...

Caring for a PWP (Person’s with Parkinson’s)

|  I became a caregiver when my husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 1999. We had no idea what to expect. We were both working full-time with a son in elementary school. The first few years were pretty easy with no...

Annie’s story – doctor’s wife becomes a fearless caregiver

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? My physician/husband diagnosed with a rare sarcoma in 2011. What is the hardest thing about being a caregiver and the most rewarding thing? Staying on top of what they might need at any moment / anticipate needs and...

Paula’s Story

Fearless Caregiver Profile: Paula Baughman How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? My Mom and Aunt needed help taking care of their dad. Has your relationship changed with the loved one that you are caring for? If so how? Yes, I never really had a close...

Son caring for elder father

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? After the passing of my Mother. What is the hardest thing about being a caregiver and the most rewarding thing? Having enough energy and the reward is you got it done. What advice would you give to other caregivers?...

Long Distance Caregiving (Part 2)

Read the first part of this caregiver's story here: My Long-Distance Caregiving Challenges We went to Alabama over Memorial Day weekend. We stayed in a hotel in order to: Not interfere with the personal assistance aide’s routine, and Have access to a king-size bed,...

My Long-Distance Caregiving Challenges

Editor’s note: This article was written by a 62-year-old woman still working full time and helping her mother who lives 650 miles away in another state. At the end of the article, find seven helpful tips, “What I learned that I hope can help other caregivers.” Read...

Burnout with Guilt

My mom moved in with my family of five and myself seven years ago. I have two siblings who do not help with Mom; they are MIA! She is bipolar, negative, disabled handicapped, diabetic, thyroid issues, bigger woman, and very much needy. However, to me she is my sweet...

Fearless Caregiver

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? I got a distressed call from a outstate DCF office (one of many state adult protective services) saying my mom was becoming ward of the state. I lived nearly 3000 miles away, my life went into boxes or trash can, I...

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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.

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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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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