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Are you part of an innovative organization that’s leading the way in addressing the needs of Alzheimer’s caregivers? If so, please consider applying for this year’s Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards (or forward to other innovators who should apply)! Applications must be submitted by 8pm PT on October 10, 2022.

Now in its 15th year, the awards spotlight innovative programs in three categories: Creative Expression, Diverse/Multicultural Communities, and Public Policy. One award of $20,000 will be given in each category. Read on to learn more!

Also below you'll find new resources, materials and expert guidance for your family caregiver patients and clients. 

We’re wishing you a wonderful fall ahead!

Thank you,

Family Caregiver Alliance

A Lifeline for MS Caregivers

Do you serve caregivers who may be overwhelmed by new responsibilities of caring for someone with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? We created Multiple Sclerosis Caregivers: You’re Not Alone, as a comprehensive, one-stop resource to help them. 


In this video, caregivers learn:

  • What to expect during early, middle, and late-stage MS
  • How to prepare for their role as a caregiver
  • Taking care of themselves
  • Essential legal and financial preparations

The video also comes with our comprehensive MS fact sheet and resource guide.

This video and related resources are part of our four-part “You’re Not Alone” video series, which was made possible by a generous grant from Adira Foundation with additional support from other valued donors. 

Upcoming Classes & Events

Introducing new classes and webinars for family caregivers and providers: 

  • Caregivers Count! 12th Annual Conference (virtual event — final session) — October 1. Caregivers Count Conference is an annual event designed for families and friends caring for their loved ones. The conference features professional speakers covering wide ranging topics to support caregivers. Full info and registration here.

  • There Must Be a Better Way Than This — October 12. This workshop offers tips for understanding and communicating with someone affected by dementiaFull info and registration here

  • Caregiving 101 — December 14. Offers a general overview of what it means to be a family caregiver and how caregiving impacts one's overall health and well-being. Participants will also learn about respite, caregiver stress and ways to find additional help. services. Full info and registration here

All classes are free. Bookmark our calendar to stay up to date on upcoming classes, webinars and events.

New Infographics on Care Assistance Options

Sometimes family caregivers must look to supplemental assistance to meet the care needs of their care recipient. That might mean hiring in-home-help or choosing a residential care facility—or anything in between. If your caregiver patients or clients are navigating these decisions, please share with them these new infographics—which are packed with expert info and further resources:

These are part of our series of 10 all-new infographics, each featuring bite-sized tips and helpful ideas on a variety of subjects related to family caregiving. 

Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Awards

The Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards recognize organizations that deliver state-of-the-art programs that address the needs of caregivers and those they care for with Alzheimer’s disease or a related condition. Now in its 15th year, the Awards are supported by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the Bader Philanthropies, Inc. and administered by FCA. They illustrate both the great value of community-based organizations’ innovative work in this area but also the lasting impact achieved by partners and funders working together to improve lives in new ways. 

Read all about the awards here, including:

  • Award category descriptions
  • Previous award recipients
  • Application FAQs

Review the online application form here. The submission deadline is 8pm PT on October 10th, 2022

Caregiver Conversations —

Event Highlights, Recordings & More

If you couldn’t attend the Caregiver Conversations event held on August 18th or are curious to earn about the activities and insights that day, we invite you to check out:

Caregiver Conversations is an annual event designed to raise awareness and support for family caregivers of adults living with serious illness. It brings together family caregivers, caregiving professionals, community providers and others for engaging programming, events and activities focused on understanding and addressing caregiver needs and experiences.

Get in Touch Today
Connect caregivers to personalized support & caregiving resources

>> Contact us:


(800) 445-8106 toll free

(415) 434-3388 (ext. 331)


Fax a referral to

(415) 434-3508

Download the fax referral form here

>> Or let caregivers contact us directly by phone or online:

It's easy, fast and only a click away. Caregivers can go online to answer a 15-minute questionnaire that gets them services and answers quickly. They can also set up time to talk with our staff at their convenience.

Stay in the Know...

We respect your inbox, so we send our Provider e-News Update out every 1-2 months. But between issues, we are still hosting and sharing plenty of activities, classes, webinars and new resources for caregivers.

Stay in the know by following us on any or all of our social media channels — and be sure to share them with others who can benefit!

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... and while you're here — sign up for our Connections e-newsletter (designed for family and friend caregivers), ¿Que Pasa? boletin (our e-newsletter for Spanish-speaking caregivers), and our Caregiving Policy Digest newsletter (caregiving policy at the local, national and international levels).

ABOUT Family Caregiver Alliance

FCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers and those who receive their care. Our work intersects three key areas: caregiver services, policy, and research. Learn more here. Although a nationally-recognized organization, San Francisco-established FCA has deep roots and community partnerships in the Bay Area.

FCA supports and assists caregivers of adults with chronic or disabling health conditions regardless of race, ancestry, national origin, creed, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, income, or age.  

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