Embracing Carers Series | Supporting a Spouse; Supporting Yourself | Episode 28



Are you someone who provides support to a loved one living with MS?  As a support partner, you often focus solely on the needs of your loved one with MS, but it’s important to recognize the unique needs support partners have, too. How can you ensure that both you and your loved one living with MS have their needs addressed? What strategies lead to a successful partnership while navigating the challenges of MS?

In this podcast, you’ll hear from two support partners, Matt and Warren, as they share their experiences. They’ll discuss how roles evolve over time and the importance of supporting yourself while supporting your loved one with MS. This discussion will be led by psychologist Roz Kalb.


Can Do MS Interviews Art Alexakis | Episode 27



Art Alexakis (frontman for the rock band Everclear) joins the Can Do MS podcast to discuss his new music video “The Hot Water Test.” The music video features MS warriors of varying ages, genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds, coming together to sing the emotional lyrics that recount the day Art was personally diagnosed with the disease.

Check out the music video here!


Coronavirus, MS, and You | How One Couple Is Dealing With COVID-19 | Episode 26



Listen as psychologist Roz Kalb, PhD, talks all things quarantine with Anne and Karen, a couple of 31 years.  Anne has been living with MS for 23 years and is a retired high school social studies teacher, while Karen is a high school Athletic Director without much to direct at the moment, thanks to COVID-19.  Dr. Kalb, Anne, and Karen discuss how Anne and Karen have had to adjust their communication, daily activities, and lifestyle while living in close quarters, and the importance of taking care of yourself so that you can take care of each other.


Coronavirus, MS, and You | Sleep Tips | Episode 24



In this unpredictable time, information about the coronavirus is leaving the MS community with more questions than answers. Listen to nurse practitioner Megan Weigel as she discussed approaches to sleep during times of uncertainty.


Coronavirus, MS, and You | Tips for Telemedicine | Episode 23



In this unpredictable time, information about the coronavirus is leaving the MS community with more questions than answers. Listen to nurse practitioner Megan Weigel as she provides some information and suggestions about how you can approach telemedicine.


Ask the Can Do Team | Self Care and the Coronavirus | Episode 22



Does my MS increase my risks with coronavirus?  How can I stay active if I need to stay indoors?  What precautions should I take when preparing food?  What should I do if I’m spending more time at home with my family and they are driving me crazy?   

Get your answers to these questions and more by watching our virtual panel session, featuring a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Psychologist, Physical Therapist and Dietitian.


Community Conversations | The Roles of a Mental Health Professional and a Spiritual Coach | Episode 21



Welcome to the Community Conversations series: a place where members of the MS community can connect over their shared and unique experiences. This episode features MS expert and psychologist, Roz Kalb PhD, and spiritual director, Rhonda Canby.  Join them as they discuss how their respective fields overlap when addressing difficult subjects such as anxiety, depression, and grief, and the tools and resources available for those dealing with these tough topics. Listen as Dr. Kalb and Rhonda explore the role of spirituality in diagnosis, loss, and life.


Community Conversations | The Roles of a Neurologist and a Nurse Practitioner | Episode 20



Welcome to the Community Conversations series: a place where members of the MS community can connect over their shared and unique experiences. In this episode, we are joined by neurologist, Ben Thrower, MD and nurse practitioner, Tracy Walker, FNP-C, WOCN as they discuss their respective roles within the healthcare team and how their fields work together for MS management.


Community Conversations | The Role of a Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist | Episode 19



Welcome to the Community Conversations series: a place where members of the MS community can connect over their shared and unique experiences. In this episode, we are joined by physical therapist, Mandy Rohring, PT, DPT, MSCS and occupational therapist, Stephanie Nolan, OTR/L as they discuss the similarities and differences between PT and OT, and when you may want to consult each discipline. Mandy and Stephanie describe their roles, what they love about working with people with MS, and what the overlap between PT and OT means for people living with MS and their families.