Youth Caregivers: A Growing Population

Family Caregiver Alliance

Earlier this year, Mark’s world was turned upside down when his mother’s Multiple Sclerosis took a turn for the worst, leaving her in a wheelchair and unable to care for herself as tremors and weakness made it difficult to even prepare her own breakfast.  Since Mark’s mother and father have been divorced since [...]

Blended Families and Caregiving

Family Caregiver Alliance

Bonnie has known life in a blended family since her parents first divorced when she was just seven years old.  Today at age 45, Bonnie has four parents, her biological mom and dad, as well as her step-mom and dad all of whom she worries about as they age and begin to require [...]

Caregiver Wisdom: Answering Endlessly Repetitive Questions when Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's

(Letter to the husband caregiver of a wife with Alzheimer’s Disease) 

Family Caregiver Alliance occasionally posts blogs on “Caregiver Wisdom” . . . words sharing heart-felt thoughts and experiences from family caregivers. Thanks to those caregivers from the Link2Care program offered by FCA and California’s Caregiver Resource Centers for providing some of these. We invite [...]

Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care

Family Caregiver Alliance  -  Kathy Kelly, Executive Director

Home Alone:  Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care is the title of a new study released today that profiles the results of a population-based survey on the type of nursing/medical tasks performed in the home by family caregivers.   The study–one of the first of its kind–surveys families to [...]