Information and Resources
MS Society Publications for Caregivers
A Guide for Caregivers
(PDF: 935 KB)
This guide provides information on practical issues faced by caregivers. A resource list is included.
Caring for the Caregiver newsletter
- Fall 2015 (PDF: 574 KB)
- Spring 2015 (PDF: 647 KB)
- Fall 2014 (PDF: 548 KB)
- Spring 2014 (PDF: 906 KB)
- Fall 2013 (PDF: 686 KB)
- Spring 2013 (PDF: 769 KB)
- Winter 2013 (PDF: 730 KB)
- Winter 2012 (PDF: 519 KB)
- Summer 2011 (PDF: 359 KB)
Other MS Society Publications
Resource Library - MS Canada magazine, booklets, books and DVDs, learning events, websites related to MS
MS in Focus Magazine
MS in Focus
MS in Focus is a free magazine produced twice yearly by MSIF in English, Spanish and German. Issue 16 focuses on caregiving and MS.
The Caregiver Network tele-learning session
In partnership with the The Caregiver Network the MS Society of Canada offered a national tele-learning session that connected caregivers and families to information and support. Here is the presentation and biographies from this call for your information.
As health charities supporting individuals with neurological conditions, the Alzheimer Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, and Parkinson Society Canada have natural commonalities in the demographics they serve and support. A key commonality is the caregiver, who provides support to people living with these respective diseases. Recognizing that there are many topics which appeal to all caregivers in the broader disease community, our three organizations decided to partner to offer online education initiatives
The first of these initiatives took place on December 10th, 2015. Taking Care of Yourself through the Ups and Downs of Caregiving was a webinar event that provided an opportunity to learn about the various stages of caregiving, the emotional up’s and down’s that can come with each stage and tips for managing stress and staying well. The event featured Bonnie Schroeder and John Parkhurst. Bonnie is a registered social worker and an independent consultant who works with health and social service agencies who support seniors and their caregivers. John is the main caregiver for his wife Margot who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s over 25 years ago. Please click here to watch a live recording of this event.
The second webinar took place on May 26th, 2016. Learning How to Get the Help You Need: How Caregivers can Navigate the Health and Social Care System was a webinar event that provided an overview of how care partners can navigate different systems. The event featured Robert TerSteege, CIRS & Valerie Borggard, Navigator for the MS Society who shared different resources that care partners can use to support themselves and their loved ones living with chronic health conditions. Please click here to watch a live recording of this event.
Caregiver Partnership Articles
As health charities supporting individuals with neurological conditions, the Alzheimer Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, and Parkinson Canada have natural commonalities in the people they serve and support. A key commonality is the family caregiver who provides support to people living with these respective diseases. Our organizations have partnered to share resources and provide new information and webinars to support family caregivers.
Online Caregiver Resources
- Canadian Caregiver Coalition
- Family Caregivers’ Network Society
- Saint Elizabeth
- Multiple Sclerosis Society (UK)
- The Caregiver Network
- Canada Cares
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society (USA)
- Victorian Order of Nurses
- Young Carers Canada
- Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal