National Family Caregivers Month

Dedicated MDA family caregivers share best practices for supporting loved ones and themselves

posted on October 30, 2014 - 9:19am
“If I was down, who was going to take care of him?” 

MDA’s online caregiving management tool myMuscleTeam will be the subject of a Nov. 7 webinar; MDA offers many other online caregiver resources

posted on October 31, 2012 - 5:00am
Society hasn't always appreciated the vital role fulfilled by family caregivers. It’s only been in the past 20 years that family caregivers — now more than 65 million strong — have been officially acknowledged. Every November, National Family Caregivers Month is observed in America as a time to thank, support, educate and empower these hardworking, creative and loving individuals.

Quest shares lessons from parents who have successfully helped their children with muscle diseases grow into self-reliant adults

posted on October 1, 2011 - 3:32pm
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 4
When Vance Taylor was a boy, he didn’t know any adult he could look to and say, “There’s somebody like me.” His mother, Morena Noyes, recalls the first time she took Vance and his sister Kathy — both of whom have limb-girdle muscular dystrophy — to MDA summer camp. “We were still in the parking lot, in our Astro van,” Noyes says. “Vance looked, and then he turned to his sister and said, ‘Kathy,...
posted on October 1, 2011 - 9:10am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 4
Featured in this article: MDA website to honor caregivers * Get your flu shot * DECA and MDA celebrate their 30th anniversary
posted on October 1, 2010 - 3:25pm
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 4
“There are four kinds of people: those who are caregivers, those who have been caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”  ~ Rosalynn Carter While the month of November is recognized as National Family Caregivers Month, a salute to caregivers is warranted all 12 months of each year.