American Heart Association

Caregiver Support

We're here for you. Because we've been there too.

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Online Support Network

If you’re dealing with heart disease or stroke, visit our online support network for information, education and encouragement.

You can also visit to offer support to someone facing cardiovascular disease.


You hold it all together, but caregivers like you also need support. Below are tools and resources to help you on your journey.

Staying Healthy

Physical activity improves both mental and physical health. It can lessen anxiety, depression and anger.

Get Moving
Tips for Staying Healthy & Active

Eating Right

Maintaining good nutrition habits is tough for anyone, but it's especially difficult for a caregiver.

What is a Serving?
Top 10 Cooking Tips
Heart-Healthy Recipes


These resources will help you care for someone who has heart disease, or who has experienced a heart attack, heart surgery or a stroke.

Complete Caregiver Resources
Communication Tips
Be Realistic. Think Positive.

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Heart Disease

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, so helping those at risk represents a top priority.

Know the facts about heart conditions and make a plan for good health.

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A full 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

Learn about risk factors for stroke(link opens in new window).

Understand the effects of stroke and what can be done to maximize recovery and independence.

Learn about life after a stroke(link opens in new window).

More Resources

Support Network

We take care of the people who take care of everyone else. Find support for the caregivers who support the survivors.

Caregiver Conversations:
Stroke(link opens in new window) | Heart(link opens in new window) | Chronic Conditions(link opens in new window)

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Featured Recipe

Avocado and Coconut Refresher Smoothie

Avocado and Coconut Refresher Smoothie

With three ingredients in three minutes, you'll be sipping a silky smooth snack or breakfast drink that's full of fruit and fiber.