Tag Archives: Emotions and MS

Relapse and MS Series | Balancing Relationships and Open Communication During a Relapse | Episode 10



This podcast is the final episode in our 3 Part Relapse and MS Series, where you’ll learn how to manage potential relapse related challenges at home, work and in your relationships.

In this podcast, you’ll hear from a couple living with MS, Laura and Michael, as they share their experiences on how MS relapses have impacted their relationship as a couple, as well as their relationships with family and friends. This discussion will be led by psychologist Roz Kalb.


Relapse and MS Series | Maintaining Employment and Emotional Well-Being During a Relapse | Episode 9



This podcast is the second episode in our 3 Part Relapse and MS Series, where you’ll learn how to manage potential relapse related challenges at home, work and in your relationships.

In this podcast, you’ll hear from employment expert Phil Rumrill and psychologist Roz Kalb, as they share strategies on how to handle a variety of work situations impacted by a relapse. The team will use real world scenarios to provide recommendations to help you navigate the impact a relapse can have on your work life and emotional well-being.


Relapse and MS Series | From Hospital to Home: Preparing Yourself and Your Home | Episode 8



This podcast is the first episode in our 3 Part Relapse and MS Series, where you’ll learn how to manage potential relapse related challenges at home, work and in your relationships.

In this podcast, you’ll hear from physical therapist Mandy Rohrig and occupational therapist Juliann Hansen, two important members of the rehabilitation team. The speakers will share tips on how you can prepare yourself and your home after a relapse. Through a real world scenario, you’ll learn more about the transition from the hospital back to your home after an MS relapse.


Embracing Carers Series | Managing Mood & Cognitive Changes in Your Loved One | Episode 4



This is the first episode in our three 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.  Do you ever feel that your own health and wellness needs are neglected or overlooked?  It takes a special person to care for and support someone with MS, but who is taking care of your needs?

One need that is often overlooked is coping and adapting to mood and cognitive changes that are common in MS.  Up to 65% of people with MS experience changes in their thinking skills and approximately 50% experience mood changes, including anxiety and depression. For support partners, these changing life circumstances can impact their own mood and cognitive well-being.

Join psychologist Meghan Beier and support partner Karen Peterson to discuss strategies to recognize mood and cognitive changes in your partner and yourselves, where to turn for help, and tools to adapt in everyday life.