Healthy Living

Explaining Multiple Sclerosis to Family and Friends

Don't overwhelm them with information

While you have likely been told, and researched, many scientific facets of multiple sclerosis, be careful when it comes to including that information in what you share with your friends and family. This is because knowledge of a loved one having multiple sclerosis can automatically be a shock, but being bombarded with scientific information could simply be too overwhelming.

Julie Loven is a multiple sclerosis patient, and she explains how this is a mistake that many people make, "I could get super scientific and describe demyelination, but most people don't have the attention span for that."