Tag Archives: Health and MS

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.


MS Path 2 Care | Mood, Cognition, and Spirituality | Episode 16



Emotional, cognitive, and spiritual well-being are the cornerstones of a full, functional life.  Focusing on problem solving strategies to overcome barriers, we will discuss how to manage common mood and cognitive changes while incorporating spiritually and mindfulness tools.  Learn how taking control of these “invisible” aspects can help you stay motivated and resilient, improve relationships, and enhance all of the areas of your health and wellness.


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.


Can Do MS Interviews | Jack Osbourne | Episode 7



Recently, Can Do MS had the chance to chat with reality star and television personality, Jack Osbourne. Jack is 33 years-old, father of three, and has been living with MS for 5 years. After his diagnosis, Jack partnered with Teva Neuroscience to create the web series You Don’t Know Jack About MS.


Embracing Carers Series | Relationships & Planning for a Future with MS | Episode 6



This is the third 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.  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.


Embracing Carers Series | Prioritizing Your Emotional and Physical Well-Being | Episode 5



This is the second 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?

Join psychologist Meghan Beier, physical therapist Mandy Rohrig, and support partner Malcolm Newton as they discuss barriers he faces when it comes to prioritizing his own health and how he maintains his emotional and physical well-being while caring for his wife with MS.


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.