A resource for loved ones of people living with MS

Get tips for supporting friends and family who have multiple sclerosis


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Whether you or your loved one is living with multiple sclerosis (MS), you may be wondering what it looks like to open up and rely on each other for support. After diagnosis and throughout treatment, it’s important to find ways to be partners in care.

The Friends & Family Tip Sheet offers ideas that may help you and your loved ones have open and honest conversations about treatment needs and expectations.

If you are living with MS, you’ll find tips for:

  • Talking about your diagnosis
  • Asking for help
  • Letting your family and friends know you appreciate them

If you are a family member or a friend, you’ll find information that may help with:

While your healthcare team is your primary source of information, we hope this resource is a useful starting point for you and your loved ones. You can download and print it out so you have helpful suggestions at your fingertips.



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