Primary Caregivers

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)


We know that some memory loss is associated with getting older. We forget someone’s name, where we put the keys, the date. But if memory loss is becoming troublesome, and you notice that it’s happening more and more, you may have what’s known as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

This fact sheet provides information about MCI, practical tips for coping with its effects, and suggestions for how family members or friends can help.


Caregiver Health

A Population at Risk

An estimated 44 million Americans age 18 and older provide unpaid assistance and support to older people and adults with disabilities who live in the community.1 The value of this unpaid labor force is estimated to be at least $306 billion annually,2 nearly double the combined costs of home health care ($43 billion) and nursing home care ($115 billion).3

New Fact Sheet Translations Released by Family Caregiver Alliance and Penn Asian Senior Services

SAN FRANCISCO - June 12, 2012 - In order to assist as broad and diverse a population as possible, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is pleased to announce the addition of newly translated fact sheets to its comprehensive library of educational materials for families and caregivers.

The fact sheets are translated into Korean and Vietnamese, in addition to updated versions in Chinese. Topics include Alzheimer's disease; understanding and caring for someone with dementia; and legal planning. Additional titles will be posted in the weeks to come.

Caregiving Legacy Award Winners Announced

Three extraordinary programs awarded $20,000 each in fifth year of national competition

SAN FRANCISCO - January 29, 2013 - Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the Fifth Annual Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards.

The Awards program was established through a grant to FCA's National Center on Caregiving. A distinguished panel of reviewers determined the award-winners from a diverse group of applicants from across the country.

San Francisco is a GOOD place to be a caregiver!

Four innovative SF agencies offer support, referrals and advice for families and friends caring for those with debilitating health conditions

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2013 – Families and caregivers in San Francisco have access to some of the most innovative programs in the country for help in caring for loved ones with chronic or disabling health conditions such as Alzheimer's, stroke and AIDS.

FCA Releases New Consumer-Friendly Publications on Critical Caregiving Issues

Informative Fact Sheets help families as they care for frail elders and individuals with chronic or debilitating illnesses

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2013 – Family Caregiver Alliance's National Center on Caregiving has released new and updated Fact Sheets to help families make the complicated personal, legal and financial decisions that accompany caring for an adult with a debilitating health condition such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke or brain trauma.

Professional Caregiver to Spousal Caregiver

Posted: 11/4/2013 - My name is Nancy and I am a grad student studying gerontology in addition to caring for a husband who has Frontal-Temporal Lobe Dementia. I am writing my thesis entitled "When the Professional Caregiver Becomes a Spousal Caregiver." I am looking for ten people willing to take part in a study of professional caregivers who have now found themselves in the role of a spousal caregiver. If you are interested in participating in my study please email me at [email protected].

Could it Be Their Brain? A Frontotemporal Dementia Checklist

A Frontotemporal Dementia Checklist for Family and Friends

Gilbert Awards 2012: Recipients

The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease
Caregiving Legacy Award: 2012 Award Recipients


Three exceptional programs from Wisconsin, Minnesota and California were 2012's recipients of the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. The programs' organizers were presented with an award of $20,000 each at the 2013 Aging in America conference, an annual event of the American Society on Aging, held this year in Chicago, Illinois.


Aflicción y pérdida (Grief and Loss)



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