Multiple Sclerosis impacts everyone, not just the individual diagnosed with MS. Check out these resources for information for family members and friends.
Are you looking for ways to explain MS to children? Look at these resources to share information with younger individuals:
This newsletter for children ages 5-12 can be delivered to a child’s home to teach them about living in a family with MS.
Someone You Know Has MS
This resource is great for children between the ages of 5-12. This is a story about Michael and his family explains MS and explores children’s fears and concerns. (PDF)
Caregivers and family members are invited to attend this informal meeting for the opportunity to discuss the affect of MS on their lives and to share their struggles and solutions with each other.
For Caregivers and Well-Spouses
Find resources from the National MS Society below, and from the National Family Caregivers Association.
National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
Educates, supports and empowers the over 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic illness
The Well Spouse Foundation
Advocates and addresses the needs of individuals caring for a disabled partner
MS & Caregivers
Information about resources available for families and caregivers, as well as long-term care opportunities for individuals with MS.
Caring for the Caregiver
A resource is for individuals who are providing direct care to someone with multiple sclerosis.
Knowledge Is Power
Knowledge Is Power (KIP) provides information about dealing with one of the greatest challenges presented by MS—the unpredictability and uncertainty of the future. KIP is a free, at-home educational series for people newly diagnosed with MS and their families.