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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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Gut Microbiome Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease, Scientists Say

Scientists have discovered a connection between the development of Alzheimer's disease and the bacteria in the body's digestive system. Using artificial intelligence,...

Essential Conversations

Essential Conversations: Helping Older Adults Share Their Wishes for Care Through the End of Life Learn about tools and resources from the Conversation Project, such as the...

Caregiver and Aging Services – North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging

Did you know the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging has a broad range of support services for family caregivers, including Caregiver Support Coordination, Respite...

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...

Home Delivered Meals Program – Dallas

Are you an older adult, homebound, and unable to prepare your own meals? The Dallas Area Agency on Aging Home-Delivered meals program can provide nutritional meals to older...

Thoughtful Gifts to Bring Someone in the Hospital

As a family caregiver, visiting a loved one in the hospital can be emotionally taxing. You want to show your care and support, but it might be challenging to decide what to...

Managing Resentment: Challenges of Spousal Caregiving

As a family caregiver, you wear many hats – from nurse and companion to advocate and housekeeper – all while juggling your own emotional needs. So, it’s understandable that...

Remembering to Take Care of Our Caregivers

Imagine you show up to work day in and day out, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and yet you never receive a dime of compensation. While this seems unreasonable, it’s the...

Is it a cold, the flu, or just seasonal allergies?

As family caregivers, it's important to recognize that seasonal allergies are often mistaken for common colds or the flu. When your loved ones start sneezing, sniffling, and...

Why Do Dementia Patients Take Their Clothes Off?

Understanding why dementia patients take their clothes off, also known as disrobing, can be perplexing and challenging for caregivers. Learn more about this behavior,...

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Caregiver Stories

Inspirational stories and advice from other caregivers.

Living with Alzheimer’s – Richard and Kate’s story

January 21, 2011 is the anniversary of Kate’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s. That was a life-changing event. At the time we recognized that, but now we know and understand it far better. We don’t celebrate the day itself. We celebrate the fact that she is still with me...

The Lesson of the Glass of Water and Self-Care

After 16 weeks of my husband's falls, surgeries, hospital and rehabilitation stays, followed by the adjustment to returning home, my energy and patience reserves were drained. The other morning, as I was doing the minimum to get dressed and prepare for the day, I...

Decisions for Life

The decisions we have to make in life so often seem difficult to me. When my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’ s disease I had the job of my life. I never dreamed I would be so fortunate in the job market as this. Management at the company I was working for were...

Shifting Family Roles with Edla Prevette

Edla Prevette is a mental health counselor who cared for both of her parents. Edla’s professional and personal care experiences are being poured into a program she has developed for adult children of aging parents. In this episode, Edla shares ways in which you can...

Patricia’s Caregiver Story

My name is Patricia, and this is my caregiver 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...

Caregiver Profile: Cynara Lowary

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? Taking care of my grandmother. Has your relationship changed with the loved one that you are caring for? If so, how? It just made my love for them even stronger, as well as wanting me to take care of others. What is...

3 Tales of Caring for an Aging Loved One at Home

The moment in time when our parents lose their independence is the beginning of an intimate and very personal journey for every family. I recently wrote about some of the important considerations when looking at long-term care facilities for a parent. Another option,...

Indra’s Caregiver Story

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one?  In 2017, my husband was diagnosed with Amyloidosis. Soon after receiving two stem cell transplants, he had three strokes. Over the next few years, multiple issues came up where I had to resign from my job.  Has...

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...

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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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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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