The American Red Cross Family Caregiving Program is an interactive program in nine modules that educates informal caregivers on issues such as safety, general care, nutrition etc. Local American Red Cross chapters offer Leader training for anyone interested incorporating all or any of the modules in their work with caregivers.
This free, focused email newsletter from FCA’s National Center on Caregiving offers a fresh look at the rapidly changing environment of caregiving. Twice a month—or as developments occur—you’ll receive news about innovative programs, key legislation, policy developments at the national and state levels and latest research.
"... Art has an integral role to play in [...] enriching the lives of people affected by dementia and their caregivers. We are honored to accept this visionary award in the category of Creative Expression and thank the Alliance and the Foundation..."
The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease
Caregiving Legacy Awards: 2008 Awardees
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards.
The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease
Caregiving Legacy Award: 2009 Award Recipients
Three exceptional programs from California, New York and Arizona are became 2009's recipients of the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. The programs were presented with the amount of $20,000 each and honored at the 2009 Gilbert reception held at the Aging in America national conference in Chicago, March 2010. The 2009 recipients are:
Family Caregiver Alliance is featured in the new PBS program, "Retirement Revolution: The New Reality" that premiered September 15, 2009 (check your local listings for an airdate in your community). Paula Zahn hosts this program which examines how millions of Americans have had to change their retirement plans in the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown. Retirement Revolution looks at the stories of everyday people who have found ways not only to survive but thrive in this new reality.
I am 67 years old, married with no children. My mother who now is 89 took care of my handicapped sister for nearly 10 years and is now 66. Both have lived with my husband and I for nearly four years. Some of the happiest years of our lives.