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Embracing Carers: Caring and Curating – A Support Partner’s Journey



Embracing Carers: Caring and Curating – A Support Partner’s Journey – Episode 41 – Transcript

No one has it all figured out—and that’s OK! In today’s podcast, hear one support partner’s journey as she has navigated life in “the sandwich generation,” caring for her husband with MS, daughter, and parents. It’s not without its challenges, but curating her family’s life with MS has allowed Cindy to focus on what’s always been there: loyalty, love, and friendship.


Embracing Carers: Talking Self-Care With Jon Strum



Embracing Carers: Talking Self-Care With Jon Strum – Episode 40 – Transcript

        

Being a care partner has been a central role in Jon Strum’s life. His experiences led him to become an MS advocate and start the RealTalk MS podcast. Today, we’ll hear from Jon about the drastic effects of MS, not just in his wife’s life, but his own. Reflecting on the importance of self-care, he shares his advice and encouragement for other support partners.


Embracing Carers: Supporting a Spouse; Supporting Yourself



Embracing Carers: 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.


Embracing Carers: Growing Together



Embracing Carers: Growing Together – Episode 11 – Transcript

This podcast is the first episode in our two part Embracing Carers Series!

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 Caroline and Tim as they discuss the challenges of navigating Caroline’s MS. Prior to meeting two years ago, Tim knew very little about MS. Listen to hear how their deep love for one another and honest, effective communication strategies have propelled them to grow closer than ever in the face of Caroline’s diagnosis.