Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66MSFocus is published quarterly in enlarged type for the benefit of our readers. Audio versions of featured articles are available for listening or download on www.msfocus.org (click On Demand Audio). Back issues are available online at www.msfocus.org. MSFocus is a free publication for individuals with MS, their families, and others interested in MS. Statement of Purpose The purpose of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation’s publications is to empower those affected by MS with the information necessary to make the most complete and educated decisions concerning their healthcare. We do not advocate or endorse any specific treatments, healing modalities, or practitioners. The material presented in this publication is for informational purposes only. For specific advice, consult a healthcare professional. MSF does believe that each person has the right to choose the treatments they feel are best, and therefore acts as a source of information, providing referrals to local resources and partnership in problem solving. FEATURES How MS Affects the Family 10 Adapting to MS’ Parenting Challenges 17 What About My Kids? – MS Risk Reduction for Parents 20 How to Support a Family Member with MS 21 Help Us Help You: MSFocus Survey 24 Making Tomorrow Brighter...Today 27 Brighter Tomorrow Grant Application 29 Caregivers’ Night Out Application 31 Alaska Cruisers Find Cause for Celebration 33 CONTINUING TOPICS As We See It 4 MSF Mailbox 8 From the Library 41 Voices: Learning to Let Go 42 PS: What’s New? 43 Regional Events 44 MSF on the Road 46 Facebook Feedback 47 Uncle Sam’s Helping Hand 51 MS Tech 101 52 Support Group Spotlight 54 Men & MS 56 Updates by the Pharmacist 58 MS News 62 Questions & Answers 66