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How to Ask for Help

Do you feel as if you are drowning in caregiver responsibilities with no help in sight? Do you struggle to find the help you need? How often does someone lend you a helping hand? If you are like most caregivers, the answer is not often enough! On average, American...

August is MedicAlert Awareness Month

Medical alert systems connect people with help in the event of a fall or other emergency. Medical alert devices are available as at-home systems or on-the-go wearables, monitored or unmonitored, and traditional or specialized. Some systems include a wearable help...

11 Ways to Simplify Dressing and Grooming

As a family caregiver, assisting an elderly person who has mobility and/or memory issues can be quite challenging. Here are 11 ways to make this daily task easier for you and the person you care for.  Simplify clothing choices by putting out an outfit for the care...

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.  Get back on track with routine vaccinations. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual...

Adaptive Clothing for Seniors

As people age, the simple task of dressing and undressing can become unduly difficult. The inability to get dressed can even keep people from doing the activities they love. Adaptive clothing can remove barriers by making dressing easier, prolonging independence and...

Fact Sheet – Driving and Older Adults

Older adults should be able to continue driving as long as they can safely do so. For most adults, driving is a symbol of independence. Driving allows us to run necessary errands, and it connects us to family, friends, and social activities. Unfortunately, as people...

Caregivers – How to Work More Effectively with Social Workers

Healthcare social workers specialize in case management, educating patients and their loved ones about health issues and treatment options, counseling, and connecting or referring patients to community resources. These professionals collaborate with patients, their...

Alcohol Related Dementia, malnourishment, and Medication Interactions: How they Affect the Brain

In this presentation Hollie Glover, MA, LPC, NCC, Director of Education & Family Support Services at James L. West Center for Dementia Care in Fort Worth, describes common signs and symptoms of alcohol related dementia, medication interactions, malnourishment,...

Should I care for my parent at home? Questions to consider…

Mom needs extra help these days, and she’s also lonely without Dad. I worry about her rattling around her big house by herself, but she’s been adamant about not being “put in a home.” Should I have her move in with me? Family’s supposed to take care of each other,...

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

In the Dallas area, we have already had multiple days of 100+ temps with many more in our future. It’s HOT! Now seems like a good time to discuss summer heat and how to keep seniors safe. https://youtu.be/yy0McVr5LcM We all know that our bodies change as we age. Not...

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Caregiver Stories

Inspirational stories and advice from other caregivers.

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...

In-laws Caring in Their Home

"I am a co-care taker to my husband's older sister. She is widowed, has no children, and can not live alone. Like most Americans, assisted living is not an option because of the astronomical cost factor that we can not help to pay. Therefore, my husband and I took her...

Caregiver to Caregiver (Panel discussion)

For the March Teleconnection call, we have an interactive panel of family caregivers who will discuss the challenges and rewards of caregiving, what they have learned, and what they would advise other caregivers. During a Q & A, they will talk with listeners....

Caregiving happens! Dena’s Story

I can't recall when I became a caregiver, but I was willing to do so. After being marriage for about a year and a half my father asked me to move back in and I never left home again. It started with my father who work on the railroad ever since he was 16. After...

Caregiving for a Spouse

Difficult wouldn’t begin to explain this Parkinson’s journey with my wife. This disease is tough enough, but trying to be a caregiver to a nurse is tougher still. She was a career caregiver to thousands of oncology patients, but her disease has robbed her of so many...

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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

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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