For Caregivers

DM/PM & YOU is dedicated to myositis education and helping people with dermatomyositis or polymyositis with both day-to-day and long-term living. It’s important to also recognize that caregivers play a large part in reaching that goal.

When someone you love needs help, it’s only natural to want to care for him or her. Caring for someone with a chronic illness like dermatomyositis or polymyositis can be rewarding—but it can also be a challenge. There are steps you can take to make things easier for yourself. Of course, that can also make things better for the person you care for.

Ways to help your loved one.

Get practical information that can help with day-to-day needs.

Ways to help yourself.

Discover how to find help sharing responsibilities.

Connecting with others.

Learn from the experiences of people who have been in your place.