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Caregiver

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Realities of Life

... an inconvenience and frankly, the caregivers don’t really have time to do those when caring for so many people. That’s one reason why most people prefer...

Caregiver Perspective: Did You Miss Me?

... treatment plan. So, what has this got to do with being an MS caregiver? Everything. Being a full-time caregiver with only yourself and the one receiving... care living in the house, when the caregiver is “going downhill,” then the one being cared for also has to be considered. Caregivers do not have...

Caregiver Perspective: Something New to Deal With?

...Every time Lynn starts acting differently for several days in a row, I start to wonder if it means there’s some new problem we have to face. MS can affect so many different body parts and functions that I just never know if a new problem is MS or something else. For instance, Lynn has been sleeping...

Caregiver Perspective: I’m No Angel

... after day and I keep doing them, doesn’t make me an angel. I realize that most people who are not full time caregivers are amazed at what I do and how... without quitting. It does not make me an angel. I bet if you’re a caregiver, you’ve been called an angel a time or two, also. It’s a compliment...

Caregiver Perspective: “How Can I Help?”

...I get a lot of offers to help; some sincere and others just being polite. What I have found is that people want to help but they don’t know how and realistically, many have their own problems and challenges so they can’t help in a way that involves time or money.  While I really could use the help...

Caregiver Perspective: Rules of Engagement

.... However, participating can be a challenge and a heartbreak for those who are mobility challenged and their caregivers. If you are having an event... and want to invite someone who is a caregiver or gets around in a wheelchair or uses other equipment for stability, please consider the following...

Caregiver perspective: Sharing the Burden

...In the day to day activities of living and doing what is necessary just to get by, I often get into a rut and if I’m not careful, start feeling overwhelmed by all I need to do and all I want to do but can’t because time or obligations just don’t allow for it. I am often my own worst enemy because I...

Caregiver Perspective: Commitment

...I’m starting my “staycation” today. You know the kind; where you vacation at home so you can get things done that you never have time to do when you’re working. We normally vacation at the beach each year with our children but when the time came this year to pay off the rental, we realized...

Caregiver Perspective: My World Is Very Structured

...My world is very structured. I have a routine for almost everything so that I save time and don’t forget things. When my routine is in place and flowing, life is hard but it’s manageable. HOWEVER, let a little crisis get thrown in and it can tip me over the edge. I still work a full time job and am...

From a Different Perspective: Caregiving

... by association. I do not have the muscle weakness, the spasticity, the loss of functioning, but I have equal impact as my husband’s full time caregiver. I do... which is unhealthy. If you are a person with MS, the last thing I want to have you think is that your caregiver resents you or that you are harming them...