The unsung hero
You're there for your loved ones, providing unconditional support, as they continue to fight relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). It's an ongoing battle that can get harder and harder each day. Their good days are rewarding, but when they struggle—so do you. Your job is extremely important, and you are worthy of all the credit in the world.
But in order to be the best caregiver, you must take the time to care for yourself.
The National MS Society suggests several things you can do to avoid burnout:
- Reach out for practical and emotional support
- Have fun
- Be honest
- Keep your own hobbies and interests
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Join an MS caregiver support group
- Watch out for resentment
And even if you're not on treatment, you can call us for support needs as well. The Above MS™ program from Biogen has Support Coordinators that are available at 1-800-456-2255, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 8 PM (ET).
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