FCA Blog

Navigating Travel with a Loved One Who Has Alzheimer's Disease

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 disease last year, she worries that the change in routine and 6-hour road trip may be too much for Dad to handle.

Balancing Career and Caregiving

Alternatives to quitting work for Family Caregivers


Caregiver Wisdom: "Don’t Take it Personally..."

Family Caregiver Alliance

As a caregiver, you may learn that things change in the relationship between you and the loved one for whom you care. For example, you may learn that the father you’re caring for is more willing to engage in activities when they involve other people, and less willing to do so when they involve you—when it was never this way before his illness. One caregiver’s personal response to this particular situation. . . .

10 Tips for Hiring In-Home Help Through an Agency

Recently, Sandy’s 82-year-old mother has agreed to having a helper come into the home a few times per week to help with meal preparation, grocery shopping, and some light housekeeping. As age and arthritis affect her ability to comfortably complete these daily tasks, Sandy and her mom realize that hiring an in-home caregiver will allow Sandy to maintain her current work schedule while ensuring that there is someone available to assist her mother during weekdays.

Caregiver Wisdom: Emotional Care + Physical Care

Family Caregiver Alliance

The first Year after I started caring for my wife (two strokes at age 39 and 43 yrs) at home I thought that she was the same person I knew before the issues occurred.  I would become angry with her for "doing this to me", when, in fact, she wasn't doing anything  consciously.

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