National Family Caregivers Association
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America proudly forms strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations that are dedicated to providing optimal care to those affected by Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses.
Together we are changing the face of care in America.
The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged or disabled loved one. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of different diagnoses, relationships and life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers.
NCFA is committed to improving the overall quality of life of caregiving families and minimizing the disparities between family caregivers and non-caregivers.
Among its numerous activities, NCFA actively promotes National Family Caregivers Month (NFC Month), which is observed every November. NFC Month is a nationally recognized month that seeks to draw attention to the many challenges facing family caregivers, advocate for stronger public policy to address family caregiving issues, and raise awareness about community programs that support family caregivers. The ongoing theme for NFC Month is SHARE THE CARING.
NFCA also initiated The National Family Caregiver Story Project, a project that gives family caregivers the opportunity to tell their own stories, to express their feelings, share their experiences, and list their needs and wishes. It is a web-based initiative that all family caregivers can participate in. Stories are categorized by disease states, including Alzheimer's disease.
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America endorses NFC Month and is a national partner in The National Family Caregiver Story Project.
Visit www.thefamilycaregiver.org. Call 800.896.3650.
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