Understanding and Caring for Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis affects nearly 400,000 people in the United States, with 200 more diagnosed every week. When symptoms surface that make daily activities difficult, a home care agency can assist in making life more comfortable.
Contact Senior Planning Services for more information on how we can assist with customized care options for someone with MS in the Santa Barbara area.
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Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about multiple sclerosis.
Living Victoriously with MS
How I Fight MS is a site featuring the stories of five people living with MS. They share their stories and insights through videos, blogs, photos and more.
Educational MS Survey
WebMD provides a short educational survey about MS that is appropriate for those with MS, as well as those taking the survey for someone else with MS, or someone who is worried about a symptom or just curious.
Understanding How MS is Treated
Although there is still no cure for MS, effective strategies are available to modify the disease course, treat flare-ups, manage symptoms, and improve function and safety to enhance the quality of life for people living with MS. Read more about treatments at The National MS Society website.
Managing Symptoms of MS
The MS Society provides a series of educational videos on managing such MS symptoms as pain, tremors, seizures and loss of balance.
Overview of Pain as a Symptom of MS
It is estimated that around 80% of people with MS experience MS-related pain at some point. Learn about the different types of MS pain and what they feel like through this article at about.com.
Clinical Trials and Research Studies Resource
The MS Foundation provides several links to current clinical trials and research studies on MS.
The MS Foundation provides several forums for those with MS, including an Ask the Doctor forum, Peer-to-Peer forum, Families forum, Voices forum for sharing poems and art inspired by MS and an African Americans with MS forum.