45 Facts on Family Caregivers from Research in 2011

As part of Family Caregiver Alliance’s report, “Family Caregiving 2011: Year in Review- A compilation of Research, Programs, Legislation, & Media Coverage” this brief highlights 45 data points based on research released in 2011 focused on family caregivers in the United States and Internationally.  The citations for all 45 facts are listed at the bottom [...]

“You’re Looking At Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t”: Making a Film in an Alzheimer’s Unit

Our guest blogger is Scott Kirschenbaum, a filmmaker based in San Francisco, CA. His documentary “You’re Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don’t,” will premiere nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

In the fall of 2008, I wrote a screenplay I intended to film entirely in an Alzheimer’s Unit.  [...]

FCA Meets with State Senators and Assemblymembers to discuss California Caregiver Resource Centers

As you are probably aware, Governor Brown’s proposed budget for FY 2012-13 would completely eliminate funding for the 11 state-wide California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs).

Family Caregiver Alliance: Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center is one of the 11 CRCs.   During the past month, staff from FCA have met with our elected officials and their staff members [...]

New Resources to Raise Awareness of California Paid Family Leave

Editor’s note: This posting originally appeared on the California Work & Family Coalition blog.

By Vibhuti Mehra, Labor Project for Working Families

This year, we are celebrating the 10th year anniversary of the passage of a pioneering law for California’s working families. In 2002, a coalition of unions and community organizations including the Labor Project for Working [...]

Prison and Dementia: New Story and Video about A Hidden Population of Those with Dementia and Their Caregivers

By Kathy Kelly, MPA, Executive Director at Family Caregiver Alliance

As part of the Vanishing Mind series about Alzheimer’s in the New York Times, an article and video entitled, Life, With Dementia is a compelling account of a hidden population of prisoners with Alzheimer’s disease. The prison profiled in the video is in California where [...]

27 Things You May not Know about Women and Caregiving

A review of caregiving research from 2011 focused on [...]