Caregiver Isolation and Loneliness . . .

. . . the Impact on Caregiver Health & Strategies for Staying Well

Family Caregiver Alliance

Just eighteen months ago, Kelly felt like she was a different person. At the time, her career and her husband were her top priority.  Kelly was able to spend long days at her job and relaxing weekends away in [...]

Caregiving for a Spouse – social, emotional and physical issues

Family Caregiver Alliance

Abby and Earl have been married for nearly 40 years, raising children together and enduring the struggles and triumphs of a long life together. Now, at 65 years of age, Earl has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. While Abby has always made sure Earl had home-cooked meals, clean clothes and plenty of love, [...]

Diary of a Passionate Advocate

Family Caregiver Alliance

Amy Berman, an advocate extraordinaire for patients, families and improving healthcare for older adults, recently posted a blog on the John A. Hartford Foundation website entitled, The Essential (Before I Kick the) Bucket List.  But this bucket list differs from what most think of when listing things you might want to see or [...]

Navigating Travel With a Loved One who has Alzheimer's Disease

Family Caregiver Alliance

With the holidays just a few months away, Patty is beginning to contemplate her family’s  plans. Her sister in Oklahoma City has extended an invitation to join in her annual celebration, however, Patty is hesitant to accept the invite. As the primary caregiver for their father, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s [...]