How to Use Social Media to Bolster Emotional Well-Being

Family Caregiver Alliance

We previously summarized research by Age Lessons, United Healthcare, and the National Alliance for Caregiving. These reports, called “Home Tweet Home” and “e-Connected Family Caregivers” reported on the increased use of social media by Baby Boomers.

Today we want to highlight ways that social media can help to bolster emotional well-being. Family caregivers and [...]

Social Media and Nonprofits: Extra Work or A New Way to Do Work?

By Sean Coffey, Policy Specialist at Family Caregiver Alliance

Social media is quite the buzz in 2012, and many nonprofits may be wondering:

Is it worth the effort? Is it free? What are the benefits of creating a Facebook page?

As the administrator of Family Caregiver Alliance’s Facebook page, I’m going to share some of what we’ve learned [...]

Baby Boomer Caregiver Use of Technologies and Social Media Increasing

Yesterday, January 10th, two studies were released that examined the role of technology and family caregiving. The studies, “Home Tweet Home: The Age Lesson Boomer Social Media Study” (Age Lessons) and “e-Connected Family Caregivers: Bringing Caregiving into the 21st Century” (UnitedHealthcare, National Alliance for Caregiving) looked at how caregivers look at social media [...]