I've always said that being a caregiver is like getting a job that you've never applied for, aren't particularly well trained for, and, you quickly discover, the pay is pretty crummy, too.
Welcome to The MS Caregiver Conundrum! Over the next 8 weekly episodes of this podcast series, you'll meet MS caregivers in all of the different caregiving configurations that you might find them in, including spouses, parents, partners, and children.
We'll also talk with professionals about managing the emotional burden of being an MS caregiver, we'll tell you where to find support that's available to MS caregivers, and we'll even get into the public policy issues that are driving state and federal legislation designed to better support family caregivers.
In our first episode, you'll meet author Kate Washington. Kate's book, Already Toast, Caregiving and Burnout in America, chronicles her experiences as a caregiver for her seriously ill husband while also revealing a broader picture of the often overlooked and undervalued role that unpaid family caregivers play.
It's time to start untangling the MS Caregiver Conundrum!