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 6653 MSFocus Summer 2016 Calendar, To-Dos, Notes, Photos and Files, and Profile. When used together, this will create a complete portfolio of all necessary information to aid in the care of the person with MS. Care Zone is not the only program of its type. But the developers have responded to user input, making this one of the most useful ways to manage medical care. In today's confusing world of navigating your own care and that of loved ones, Care Zone is a welcome solution. One aspect of caregiving that is often ignored or overlooked is burnout for caregivers. It is very important for care- givers to take time for themselves and to get support, especially from others in similar roles. The needs of a caregiver are as unique as the symptoms of each individual person with MS. Just like with the care-receivers themselves, there are many support options available to a caregiver. While a local organization would be ideal, time and access could be an issue.TheWeb is an excellent way to find others who are facing similar problems. Support is there 24/7. Because each caregiver’s situation is unique, taking time to explore options is important. A Web search for “support for caregivers,” or, specifically, “support for caregivers of MS patients” will yield great results. A few results are listed here, but taking the time to find those that best meet your needs will be worthwhile in the long run. Just about anything you want, or need, to know about MS can be found at can be a little cumbersome, but it is an amazing collection of resources for both the caregiver and care-receiver. From the home page select “all conditions,” then scroll down and click on “multiple sclerosis.” In the Resource section of the site, there is a list of the 10 most useful MS organizations. The MSF is on the list and the page can be found here: for-multiple-sclerosis-support-2440781. Rocky Mountain MS Center ( a-family) has a great list of caregiver support sites. This would be a great place to start your search. As a caregiver, MS is an especially difficult disease to manage, because symptoms vary so widely from day to day and person to person. There are many resources, like support websites and Care Zone, that are available to make everything easier. Using technology can make a big difference in a caregiver’s life. It can allow them to find help and support with their own situation, but can also help make providing care easier. There are a lot of options available; find one that works for you. Joanne Fortunato, BS, MA, is a retired computer technology teacher in Troy, N.Y. She has a master’s degree in education and has been teaching technology to teachers and students for 30 years. She has published several articles and books on educational computer technology, including several articles with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). She was diagnosed with MS in 2006 and uses technology to aid in coping with the many difficulties that MS can present. She is excited to share this information with others who deal with the same and many other issues on a daily basis. Contact Joanne at: