When you know how to take charge as a couple, MS doesn’t have to rule your relationship.
MS doesn’t make relationships easier, but it can make them matter even more. The Society’s amazing Relationship Matters program for couples living with MS has been making a powerful difference. As one participant put it, “After 22 years I thought we were pretty good (but) I learned a lot of new ideas.”
Classes are offered in person, online and via teleconferences, so couples may choose the format that best suits their lifestyle and comfort zones. All offer interactive curricula on challenges related to MS.
Registration is ongoing. Just call 1-800-344-4867 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for this program is provided by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: 90FE0090
Call 1-800-344-4867 for your free copy of Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know.
In this 156-page-book, experts Dr. Jack G. Burks, Dr. Nancy J. Holland and Dr. Diana M. Schneider address symptom management, treatment options, rehabilitation, technology and adaptations, quality-of-life issues, care-partner resources and much more.
The book, jointly sponsored by the Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, comes with a companion DVD, featuring five people who are living with primary-progressive MS. Their comments also appear throughout the book, grounding the advice in real-life situations.
The book and DVD were developed following recommendations from a Society task force on the needs of people affected by this type of MS. Publication and free copies to people with primary-progressive MS have been made possible by a generous educational grant from Genentech.
For more facts and strategies, visit our online webcast series at nationalmssociety.org/ppmsweb.