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Support for People With MS: Tips for Caregivers

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable chronic illness that affects the central nervous system. In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) of nerve fibers, causing various symptoms that range from mild to debilitating.

Most people with MS have a relapsing-remitting form, meaning they experience periods in which their symptoms disappear or improve (remitting) and periods in which they return or worsen (relapsing). While there are medications to treat the symptoms of MS and slow the progression of the disease, there is no cure.

The nature of MS makes it difficult to predict the course of the disease for each person. Some people may remain independent, and others may need the help of a caregiver to complete tasks of daily living, such as cooking or getting around. The level of care necessary for a person with MS can change from day to day.

Being a caregiver for someone with MS isn’t always easy. In this article, you will learn how to support someone with MS, what to say and what not to say, how to take care of yourself as a caregiver, and other resources.

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Strangers step in to help San Diego couple after wheelchair theft

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A San Diego couple, married for over five decades, says their faith in humanity has been restored thanks to the kindness of strangers. On May 4, someone stole Eddie Moren’s wheelchair while the great grandfather and Army veteran was sitting outside his home in Rancho Penasquitos. Because the wheelchair was too … Read more

Does Aging-In-Place Work? What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us.

The physically challenge person seeing the sunset view at Randolph, MA

Is aging-in-place really the right decision? Or, put another way, does it “work”? Is it the right path for us all to take as we age, or would we be better off if we moved somewhere more suitable — a single-level house, or a condo in an elevator building, or a home near public transportation, or any of the communities designed for older adults?

App Helps Drivers With Disabilities Fuel Up

Even though gas is very expensive right now, most people take for granted the simple act of going to the gas station and quickly filling up, but for those in the disabled community, getting gas is more than just a quick trip. It requires plenty of planning. “Driving is freedom. You don’t realize the freedom … Read more

Expert Tips For Minimizing Your Fall Risk At Home

Risk factors of falls may include intrinsic factors like physical or mental dysfunctions, impaired vision and hearing, and age-related changes, as well as extrinsic factors like medications, one’s living environment and improper use of assistive devices. With the help of their health care providers, older adults and their caregivers can take an active role in … Read more

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