Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a chronic, debilitating disease of the central nervous system that can significantly impact the lives of people living with the condition, as well as families and loved ones.1,2 Due to the unpredictable nature of the disease, MS caregivers (also called “support partners” or “care partners”) can face many challenges while navigating the often-changing care needs for their loved one.3
To help improve caregiver support, the STEP ProgramTM provided a total of USD 150 000 to two organizations for their proposals that demonstrate innovation in emotional support, physical care, and everyday assistance needs.
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