Tag Archives: CanDoMS

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 | 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.

MS Path 2 Care | Home, Work, and Relationships | Episode 18

Your path when living with MS is filled with important interactions.  Whether it’s with spouses, family members, employers, co-workers, friends, or dating partners, your MS may disrupt these connections and impact your abilities and perceptions to thrive in your home, work, and relationships.   In this multidisciplinary discussion, we will discuss managing potential barriers in these areas of wellness, including tools, adaptations, accommodations, and members of the healthcare team who can assist.

MS Path 2 Care | Diet, Exercise, and Healthy Behaviors | Episode 17

Wellness is an“actively pursued goal to be in good health.”  Learn how your food, exercise, and lifestyle choices can improve your MS and your overall quality of life.  Understand how rehabilitation and physical activity can contribute to managing MS symptoms and overall health; how healthy eating and exercise participation is the first step to reducing those barriers; and how small steps you can take today can lead to big rewards in the future.  Time will be allotted for questions to our panel of MS care experts.

Young Adult Series | Growing Up with MS – Part 3 | Episode 15

As a young adult living with MS, you may be facing a unique set of personal and professional challenges. Some of the questions you might find yourself asking are: How will MS impact my career? What effects will MS have on my mood and cognition? Will my relationships with friends and family change throughout the course of my life living with MS? MS may change how you envisioned your life, but it doesn’t define who you are.

This third episode in our young adult podcast series will offer insights from MS expert and Psychologist, Roz Kalb, and our featured young adult, Channing. In this episode, Dr. Kalb and Channing explore the meaning of “resilience.” Listen to Channing’s powerful description of the ways in which her journey as a young adult navigating the challenges of living with MS has changed her definition of “resilience.”