Caring for Someone with MS

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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 ... read more »

Caring for Someone with MS

When a person suffering from multiple sclerosis becomes dependent upon another for care, it's not unusual for one person, often the spouse, to become the main caregiver. But being thrust into this role can be a great source of anxiety and stress. If unprepared, an already difficult time can be exacerbated. This section is filled with sites that offer tips and advice for caregivers, addressing everyday issues about the care they provide, while also offering advice on taking care of themselves.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • As a caregiver, you might be inclined to neglect your own well-being while focusing your energies elsewhere. Don't forget that your health is crucially important, because a burnt-out, tired, or sick caregiver isn't as effective as one at full strength.
  • Much of the information you'll find pertaining to care-giving is broadly applicable, and not specific to MS. Approach your research with this in mind, and search for general information in addition to MS-specific information.

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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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