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Someone you love — perhaps your spouse or partner, a child, a parent or another family member — has just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). She or he is the focus of a lot of attention at the moment — from you, the medical team, and perhaps other family members and friends. But this new diagnosis impacts you as well.
You may — like most people confronted with a recent diagnosis of MS in the family — have a lot of questions: What is MS? How will it impact the person I love and our family? What does this mean for our future? What can I do? In this section you will learn about the resources available to you as you too begin this journey of living with MS.
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Carepartnerships in MS thrive through good communication, trust and mutual respect, as well an adaptations and adjustments to help keep the partnership balanced and mutually satisfying. Learn more and find resources.
Family and Relationships
Questions for My Loved Ones Healthcare Team (.pdf)
Someone You Know Has MS: A Book for Families (.pdf)
When a Parent Has MS: A Teenager's Guide (.pdf)
Timmy’s Journey to Understanding MS (DVD)
Talking About MS: A Guide For Families (.pdf)
Digesting Science Info for Children About MS
Keep Your Balance (.pdf)
My Mommy has MS (.pdf)
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Taking the First Steps
Treatments for MS
Employment and Financial Security
Treating Yourself Well
Maintaining Healthy Relationships
Working with Your Doctor
Building and Maintaining Intimate Relationships
Parenting with MS
For Family, Friends and Loved Ones
Glossary of Terms
Our MS Navigators help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for. Call 1-800-344-4867 or contact us online.
If you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed, access our MS information and resources.
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