Supporting someone with an MS Diagnosis

Supporting someone with MS Diagnosis is usually a shock, even when symptoms have been experienced for some time. The process of accepting and adjusting to living with this diagnosis often takes many months or years. Here are some tips:

  • Encourage them to be open with what they need.
  • Remember that MS can be unpredictable with good days and challenging days.
  • Connect with MS Auckland’s Community Advisors who offer support and guidance to anyone impacted by MS. We can also connect you with others in the same boat.

And take a look at the following video to see family members sharing their own stories.

The video provides a compelling exploration of the impact of Multiple Sclerosis on families, through personal narratives and shared experiences.

Each speaker brings a unique viewpoint to the discussion, from volunteer counsellors to individuals living with MS and their family members. They highlight the challenges faced by those affected by MS, and celebrate the triumphs along the way.

Video Summary

  • Length – 1 hour
  • Personal narratives of individuals with MS and their family members:
    • Kevin, whose wife has MS
    • Tracey and Mary-Lou, mother and daughter who both have MS
  • Discussion on the challenges and triumphs faced by families affected by MS
  • Highlighting the importance of resilience and support in navigating the journey with MS

This webinar series is made possible thanks to our friends at Care on Call