MS and Children

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Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex disease that's both difficult to understand and to live with. If you want answers, you'll find them on the Web. The nation's top MS research foundations, clinics, support networks, and health sites provide extensive information on the background of the disease, treatment options, coping, research, and much more. Use this guide to increase your understanding of MS, and become proactive in caring for yourself or your loved one.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system that, according to the Mayo Clinic ... read more »

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Diagnosis

The signs and symptoms of MS vary wildly, not only from individual to individual, but from day to ... read more »

MS Treatment and Management

Unfortunately MS is a progressive, chronic disease, meaning it gets worse over time, and there are ... read more »

Living with MS

Multiple sclerosis patients can live long lives, but the degenerative nature of the disease and its ... read more »

MS and Children

MS can be a difficult issue for children to wrangle with. Whether it's a loved one, friend, family member, or the child herself who is experiencing the condition, the uncertainty and severity can make MS confusing and hard to understand. The resources in this section are all about MS and children; they discuss how to speak with a child about MS, present kid-friendly educational content, and overview multiple sclerosis in children.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • A Web site designed specifically for a teen or child can be invaluable when a crisis like the diagnosis of a chronic disease occurs in the family. Leaving the URLs for these Web sites available for your children or teens may be the best way to allow them to explore the sites on their own. Or you can invite your child to review the sites with you.
  • Use these Web sites to facilitate, but not replace, discussion with your children. The Web, as helpful as it is, is not a substitute for open communication between you and your children.

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Caring for Someone with MS

When a person suffering from multiple sclerosis becomes dependent upon another for care, it's not ... read more »

Multiple Sclerosis Support

Connecting with others who've experienced life with MS is a valuable way to learn about overcoming ... read more »

MS News and Research

Ongoing research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of MS makes for a constant stream of ... read more »

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