Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is proud to partner with Smart Patients, an online community for patients and caregivers. FCA's work intersects three key areas: caregiver services, policy, and research. But across all agency programs, the services and products developed and delivered are based on real needs of real caregivers — those families we hear from and work with every day. The online support of the Smart Patients Caregiver Community complements the work of FCA, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for caregivers and those they care for through information, services, and advocacy.

Family Caregiver Alliance has partnered with Smart Patients to create this new Caregiver Community so that caregivers and other loved ones can join the community for free to share, interact, and learn from each other in a safe, supportive environment. And family caregivers of adults with chronic physical or cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s, and other illnesses can share their own expertise with this new community. By partnering with Smart Patients, we are helping empower caregivers to improve care for themselves and others.

Join the Smart Patients Caregiver Community, ask a question, and support others who can learn from you.

  • Learn from other patients.

    Patients often become extraordinarily knowledgeable about their disease. You can, too.
    Corrie and Stacey, smart patients
  • Research the latest treatments.

    Understand how advances in personalized medicine can mean better treatment and fewer side effects.
    Franck and Carol, smart patients
  • Share your story.

    Stories about living with illness deliver hope and inspiration. Share your own story.
    David and Greg, smart patients
  • Find clinical trials.

    If there’s a clinical trial for you, we’ll help you find it.
    Orsa and Tiffany, smart patients