Online Caregiving Resource

Rick on July 5th, 2014

Capital Public Radio offers a series of stories on family caregivers titled, “Who Cares“. In addition to the stories, CPR provides data on caregivers. The story, “To Have and Have Not“, is especially poignant. Learn more at Who Cares

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Rick on December 16th, 2012

I’m sure this handy online tool has been available for a while, but today I discovered a wonderful medication interaction checker on Drugs.com. Drugs.com offers an Interactions Checker which displays the potential interactions between two or more medications. Or between medications and food. After you agree to the terms of service, you can enter a […]

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Rick on January 17th, 2009

As a caregiver, you know your family finances are probably different than those of some of your friends. You have medical expenses most of your friends do not have. Chances are good that your friends’ families are dual income families. Yours is probably not. Caregiving often brings its own unique set of financial burdens. Helpful […]

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Rick on November 26th, 2008

You may remember a teacher saying “you must use authoritative sources” when writing a research paper for class. What your teacher meant was to use sources written by people with academic or professional credentials. For example, if you were to write a paper on growing roses, your neighbor with a green thumb and beautiful New […]

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Rick on May 2nd, 2008

“Follow the money,” is a truism that many appreciate.  Often, simply knowing who paid for something gives one a good idea of who “owns” the message. So here’s the logical question for readers to ask when they read MSCaregiver.com, “Who pays for this blog, MSCaregiver.com?”  In fact, this is a question you must ask of […]

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An important resource for MS patients and caregivers is the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (or MSF). The mission of the MSF is to “ensure the best quality of life for those coping with MS by providing comprehensive support and educational programs.” The quickest way to begin taking advantage of the free resources offered by the MSF […]

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Rick on December 15th, 2007

ABLEDATA is an excellent online resource which provides information on products for people with disabilities. ABLEDATA is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), part of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) of the U.S. Department of Education. ABLEDATA offers several different types of resources including links to […]

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Rick on December 6th, 2007

It’s normal for us to wonder if our own experiences are similar to others who find themselves in a similar situation. We expect to look around us and see people acting in certain patterns of behavior. We want to believe we all respond in a similar fashion to life’s hurdles. Of course, this isn’t true. […]

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Rick on October 16th, 2007

I’m sure it’s because MSCaregiver.com is too new to make it into search engine results that it didn’t make the Brain Cheese list of 100 Blogs written about or by someone with Multiple Sclerosis. The list of 100 MS-related blogs a handy resource you’ll want to explore.

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Rick on October 6th, 2007

While searching for a solution to my wife’s driving difficulties I came across NMEDA.org. It’s the website of The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. From the website: “NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to broadening the opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or […]

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Rick on September 20th, 2007

The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) is an international organization which links the activities of national MS societies around the world. A growing series of 10 publications, MS in Focus, is a free resource for people with MS, their caregivers, medical professionals and MS support groups. The series addresses the broad spectrum of issues related […]

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Rick on September 8th, 2007

Caring Today Magazine, LLC publishes Caring Today. You can purchase a 1 year subscription to the hardcopy magazine for $12.95 on the CaringToday.com web site. I’ve not yet read the magazine, but I do like the information available on their website. The information is practical, personal and enlightening. The focus of the website is on […]

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