Are you a family caregiver?

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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What is Gout?

What is Gout? Gout is a common type of inflammatory arthritis that can come and go. It usually affects the big toe or ankle, but can impact other joint such as the knee, wrist, or shoulder. People with osteoarthritis in their fingers may experience their gout in their...

Suicide in Older Adults

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and is an important problem among older adults who are especially vulnerable to suicide for a number of reasons. If someone you know is thinking about suicide, there are simple yet powerful steps you can take,...

Oral Health Tips for Caregivers

As a family caregiver it's important to remember a healthy mouth can help the person you care for enjoy food, chew better, eat well, and avoid pain and tooth loss. Some older adults need to be reminded to brush and floss teeth. Others may need help actually getting it...

Sexuality and Dementia

Being sexual in a relationship is part of how we show connectedness and closeness. It can be very comforting and a time to be reassured. It is usually a place where couples are comfortable, even if nothing else is going right. It is something we've done for a long...

Why it’s difficult to call yourself a Caregiver

Big events in life are often marked by ceremonies and rituals. A wedding makes you a spouse. A naming ceremony celebrates the birth of a child. A graduation acknowledges your educational achievements. A funeral marks the loss of someone you love. But when you become a...

World Alzheimer’s Day – September 21st

“The most beautiful and soothing thing that we can do to patients suffering from Alzheimer's is to love them and not judge them. Happy World Alzheimer’s Day.” September 21st is World Alzheimer's Day and September is world Alzheimer's month. Communities and the...

How to work with Home Health Aides

Home health aides and personal care assistants can make a big difference in your life and in the life of your family member. Hiring an aide does not mean you aren’t a good family caregiver. Home care, including home health aides, personal care assistants, a...

2022 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer's Association, reveals the burden of Alzheimer's and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation's health care system. The accompanying special report, More Than...

Caregiver and Aging Services – AAA Dallas

The Area Agency on Aging in Dallas through the Community Council offers the following evidence-based and community wellness programs for seniors and caregivers. For more information visit: https://www.ccadvance.org/ or call 214-954-4247 Diabetes Self-Management |...

Caregiver and Aging Services – AAA North Central Texas

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 Care, Caregiver Information Services, and Caregiver Counseling?  The following are eligibility...

Caregiver Stories

Inspirational stories and advice from other caregivers.

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...

Understanding Dad’s Plan

Understanding Dad's Plan: More Observing Than conversation My Dad and I were very much alike. We both liked simplicity, cars and travel, comfortable and well-maintained homes, kept personal matters organized and didn’t want family and friends to worry about our health...

The Bookends: Peggy’s Story

"I had two opposite experiences with my parents; bookend stories regarding their end of life planning. My Dad was never one to discuss much, ever. Very old school but a real softie. He sold the family business and was going to fill many retirement hours playing golf....

Soledad O’Brien Discusses Caregiving for Her Parents

Renowned journalist, Soledad O'Brien, pinpoints mistakes to avoid, and shares financial planning advice. She was one of six siblings helping their aging parents when they could no longer manage on their own. (Her father passed away on Feb. 6, 2019, and her mother...

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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

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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