Joyce Scott

Joyce Scott is the winner of 2010 national Family Caregiver of the Year Award. She lives in Marysville, Wash., is retired and cares primarily for her husband David. She’s 66 and he’s 68. She suffers from Type-II Diabetes and recently overcame lung cancer. He also suffers from Diabetes. She also cares for her homeless brother Russell, 52. Because of the exceptional care that Joyce provides David and Russell, she was awarded the 2010 Family Caregiver of the Year by Homewatch CareGivers. Her story has been widely featured. She says that she keeps busy and stays positive by participating in her Happy Hatters Club, which she helped create with the women in her neighborhood. The women meet each week and wear funny hats at social events they organize, put on skits and just basically have fun. She credits the group and her family with keeping her spirits up during difficult times.