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Multiple Sclerosis and Lifestyle Sacrifices

In research titled, “Caregivers: Expectations and Lifestyle Sacrifices“, the results indicate baby boomers expect to make significant financial sacrifices in order to care for loved…

Who Cares

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…

Childhood’s End

My youngest daughter recently graduated from high school and celebrated her 18th birthday. While I know this means she will soon enter college, spread her…

Drugs.com Interaction Checker

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…

New Approach Could Treat MS and Other Autoimmune Diseases

I haven’t posted in quite a while. I just read this and it appears to be something new: https://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/18/15246299-new-approach-could-treat-ms-other-autoimmune-diseases This looks like early stage research,…

The Value of Willful Denial

In the world of psychology, denial is considered a normal human response to information that may be overwhelming. Denial allows a person receiving bad news…

Do An Online MS Caregiver Survey

Looking for a way to help advance knowledge about Multiple Sclerosis Caregiving? I know a way. I have just completed an online survey which is…

What’s the Name of My Memory Medicine?

It happens when my wife completes a patient information form in a new doctor’s office or a dentist’s office. When she sees the question, “Please…

Managing Christmas Melancholy

Driving past a neighbor’s last week I saw him and his wife setting up Christmas decorations in their yard. The lights around the edge of…

Thanks for Helping Each Other!

Readers of the Multiple Sclerosis Caregiving blog make comments that can usually be separated into just a few subjects related to caregiving: 1) shock at…

Pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis

Have you ever listened to a doctor’s advice and thought, “Quack!”? It happens. Perhaps his medical skills were impeccable, but his advice failed to consider…

Too Many Blessings and Not Enough Time!

When my daughters were smaller I loved to play with them in our yard. Some of my favorite memories are of them running barefoot through…