37 minutes | Aug 17th 2020

Episode 155: Managing Caregiver Stress with MaryAnne Sterling

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Being a caregiver can be stressful in the best of circumstances. And life certainly doesn't get any easier or less burdensome for a family caregiver during a global pandemic. Research shows that COVID-19 is adding to the long list of things that caregivers worry about, adding a whole new layer of stress and anxiety to the situations they face every day.     My guest this week is MaryAnne Sterling. MaryAnne is an expert on the challenges of family caregiving. And we're talking about ways that MS caregivers can offset stress and avoid burnout by incorporating self-care into their daily routine.   We're also talking about a UTSW research team that's identified a new target for minimizing inflammation in the central nervous system.    We're looking at some alarming results from a study that shows 1 in 5 MS patients fail to stay on their oral disease-modifying therapy. And we're sharing the details of a new at-home UTI test kit.    We don't want you to miss A&W's Burgers to Beat MS Day this Thursday, so we'll tell you how you can participate -- even if you're nowhere near an A&W!  And we'll share some of the alarming findings from a report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on family caregivers.   We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!

Reelin' in a new treatment for Multiple Sclerosis  2:32

Study finds 1 in 5 MS patients don't stay on their oral DMT  5:50

At-Home UTI Test Kit launching in the U.K.   8:15

Thursday is Burgers to Beat MS Day!  10:18

Survey shows that COVID-19 has increased the pressure on caregivers  12:44

My Interview with MaryAnne Sterling  16:43

Share this episode  34:10

Please leave a rating & review  34:29

Please Support the National MS Society COVID-19 Response Fund  34:52


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STUDY: Real-World Adherence to, and Persistence With, Once- and Twice-Daily Oral Disease-Modifying Drugs in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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RealTalk MS Episode 155 Hosted By: Jon Strum Guests: MaryAnne Sterling

Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, MSSocietyCA, Reelin, Caregiving, Caregiver RealTalkMS

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