Sunday, December 02, 2007

Family Caregiver Alliance - 30 years of caring for family caregivers

It has been thirty years since Anne Bashkiroff and Suzanne Harris shared their stories with a group of volunteers that had gathered in a church basement. There for a meeting of the San Francisco Mental Health Association, the two women shared their stories as caregivers for their husbands with serious cognitive disorders. This was well before “Alzheimer’s” was recognized by the general public, before the words “family caregiver” had become a part of the medical vocabulary.

That moment, thirty years ago, marked the beginning of the Family Caregiver Alliance. To find out the complete history of the Family Caregiver Alliance visit the Family Caregiver Alliance article: Looking Back, Looking Forward: FCA Celebrates 30 Years of Caregiving at the Family Caregiver Alliance website.

The Family Caregiver Alliance has information that can help you to find a national family caregiver support program that can help you.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! I wish I had known about your organization when I was caring for my mom. Caregivers can feel so isolated. The internet gives us information and connection.
As an author and speaker on caregiving topics, I refer many people to your site--and I'm so glad you're here!
~Carol D O'Dell
Author of Mothering Mother:
A Daughter's Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir

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