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Caring for someone with a chronic illness like MS can be deeply satisfying. Spouses and partners, family, and friends can be drawn more closely together by their shared concerns and collaborative efforts. But caregiving can also be physically and emotionally exhausting, particularly for the primary caregiver. While this is most often a partner or spouse, the primary caregiver may also be an adult child, parent, or friend. Whoever you are, remember that paying attention to your own health and well-being is essential to being able to care for someone else.

Resources for Cargivers:

  • National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
    Organization that educates, supports, empowers, and speaks up for the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved ones. 
  • Caregivers of New Jersey is dedicated to providing a central point of contact on caregiving issues, resulting in more effective information dissemination, increased support and awareness and advocacy.
  • Caregiver.com

  • Well Spouse Association

  • CaringBridge is a free one-stop shop that connects and updates communities of supporters on a person's ongoing health status, treatment, surgeries, progress in therapies and recovery. A personalized CaringBridge website helps keep loved ones informed during difficult times. In return, family and friends give support through guestbook messages.

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