Tag Archives: MS

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.


Young Adult Series | Relationships | Episode 3



This is our third episode for the Can Do MS Podcast! These first three episodes are part of a Young Adult Series.

MS may change how you envisioned your life, but it doesn’t define who you are. This young adult podcast series will offer insights from MS expert and Psychologist, Lucille Carriere as well as stories from young adults living with MS. In three episodes, we will tackle three important topics including Career Planning, Mood & Cognition in MS, and Relationships & Family. What better way to hear about these topics than from people within the MS Community!


Young Adult Series | Mood & Cognition | Episode 2



This is our second episode for the Can Do MS Podcast! These first three episodes are part of a Young Adult Series.

Are you a young adult living with multiple sclerosis? If so, then join us for our upcoming podcast series. 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 young adult podcast series will offer insights from MS expert and Psychologist, Lucille Carriere as well as stories from young adults living with MS. In three episodes, we will tackle three important topics including Career Planning, Mood & Cognition in MS, and Relationships & Family. What better way to hear about these topics than from people within the MS Community!


Young Adult Series | Career Planning & Employment Issues | Episode 1



This is our first post for the Can Do MS Podcast! These first three episodes are part of a Young Adult Series.

Are you a young adult living with multiple sclerosis? If so, then join us for our upcoming podcast series. 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 young adult podcast series will offer insights from MS expert and Psychologist, Lucille Carriere as well as stories from young adults living with MS. In three episodes, we will tackle three important topics including Career Planning, Mood & Cognition in MS, and Relationships & Family. What better way to hear about these topics than from people within the MS Community!