Get by with a little help... from your friends!

Family and friends
Family and friends can be an important source of care and support. The first step is to tell them that you, as a caregiver or person with MS, need and welcome their help. Friends often worry that offering help might seem intrusive, especially when it looks as if things are being handled well.

Keep a list of projects and errands that friends could do. Then you'll be ready the next time someone offers to help. Give people specific, time-limited tasks. For example, ask a friend or relative to pick your loved one up at the hospital, or shop for a pre-prepared list of groceries. Being specific will be more successful than asking them to stop by when they have a moment.

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