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Archive for August 2013

Care for the Carepartner Teleconference Series: Home modifications and assistive technology

Posted by pae on 22nd August 2013

The final teleconference in the series took place on August 20. Just as there are a wide range of abilities and disabilities among people with MS, there are a wide range of caregiving activities. This call discussed the array of mobility aids, tools, technology, adaptive strategies, and environmental modifications available to help carepartners conserve energy, simplify work, and ensure safety for everyone. Click here to download the handout (pdf).

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Care for the Carepartner Teleconference Series: Caring for the Caregiver

Posted by pae on 22nd August 2013

The second teleconference in the series took place on August 13. Providing emotional support and physical care to someone with MS is often deeply satisfying, but it is sometimes distressing, and now and then simply overwhelming. The strain of balancing employment, child-rearing, increased responsibilities in the home and the on-going care of a loved one can lead to feelings of martyrdom, anger, and guilt. This teleconference focused on what it means to be a caregiver; emotional, physical, mental and spiritual needs; and overall how to take care of oneself while providing care to someone else.

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2013 Care for the Carepartner Teleconference Series: The Hidden Effects of MS - Relationship Survivability

Posted by pae on 22nd August 2013

The first teleconference in the series took place on August 6. MS can test even the best of partnerships. Husband, wife, parent, child, caregiver, support partner, whatever you’re called, it’s inevitable that your relationship with your loved one will be affected by MS. This call focused on what you and your carepartner can do to help improve communication, rebuild trust, strengthen your partnership and ultimately cope with the challenges of MS together. Click here to download the handout.

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