2017 - The Year of the Caregiver in Missouri

Nancy Wray

DHSS Declares Nancy Wray as
Caregiver of the Year!

Nancy Wray, a teacher and caregiver for her husband with multiple sclerosis, recalls fondly the day they met. Her handsome future husband, Tom, was drinking soda and yacking it up with his fellow cattle farmers at the local gas station in tiny Theodosia, Missouri, in Ozark County. Tom relished the early-morning camaraderie before he began his solitary work day.

Since then, life has changed dramatically for Nancy and Tom, who was diagnosed with a progressive form of multiple sclerosis (MS) nine years ago.

Read more about the Caregiver of the Year.

Alzheimer’s and the Holidays

Do you know of a caregiver who is stressed around the holidays? Click here to read about ways to help them find joy in the season.