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Dr. Scott Newsome’s Story: The Road From Caregiver to MS Provider and Researcher – Part 1



Dr. Scott Newsome’s Story: The Road From Caregiver to MS Provider and Researcher – Part 1 – Episode 92 – Transcript

Join us for this two-part conversation with Dr. Scott Newsome on his journey from being a MS caregiver to becoming a MS provider and researcher. In today’s episode, we’ll hear from Dr. Newsome about his experiences as an MS caregiver and support partner to his mother, who had multiple sclerosis during Dr. Newsome’s childhood and formative years. Dr. Newsome will share what it was like to have a parent with MS and the ultimate impact that the caregiver role had for him and his future.

Caregivers also experience MS, clearly differently than the person who carries the diagnosis but experiencing the diagnosis and their own issues, nonetheless. Caregivers can experience significant stress, lack of knowledge, fatigue, role change, role confusion, and even guilt. While they want to be the best support they can be, they do not have a roadmap or guide that tells them what to do. The role of the caregiver is often underrecognized and under-supported. MS is a “we” disease not a “me” disease. Learn more about support partner resources and upcoming programming.


When Your Child Has MS



When Your Child Has MS – Episode 29 – Transcript

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?


Supporting a Spouse; Supporting Yourself



Supporting a Spouse; Supporting Yourself – Episode 28 – Transcript

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.


Praising Partnerships



Praising Partnerships – Episode 12 – Transcript

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?

Join physical therapist Mandy Rohrig and couple Dave and Laura as they discuss how Dave’s MS diagnosis has changed the dynamics of their relationship over time. They recently celebrated their 31st anniversary, but Dave’s diagnosis came after being married for several years. Listen as they dissect what and how things have changed between them, and how having a thorough understanding of your partner can make all the difference.


Relationships & Planning for a Future with MS



Relationships & Planning for a Future with MS – Episode 6 – Transcript

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.  It takes a special person to care for and support someone with MS, but who is taking care of your needs?

Join psychologist Meghan Beier and couple Mark and Lynne Forette as they discuss how their relationship was impacted by Mark’s MS diagnosis and how it affected their future planning. They’ll also share some real life stories about how they adjusted for a future with MS and where they turned to for support.