Our Spring Newly Diagnosed Networking Group begins April 28 - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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The National Capital Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.

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Our Spring Newly Diagnosed Networking Group begins April 28

March 18, 2014

Three Sessions: Mondays, April 28, May 5, May 12
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Greenbelt, Maryland
 
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the last two years, please join the National MS Society, others newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and their adult family members to discuss:
  • what is MS?
  • symptoms and symptom management
  • treatment options
  • communication and positive coping skills
  • individual and family adjustment to MS
  • employment issues
  • changes in lifestyles, roles, and relationships
  • community resources

"Being very, very newly diagnosed, your insights and experiences have helped me get through the first very scary steps of adjusting to life with MS. I leave these sessions with a feeling of hope and a sense of renewal, both mental and physical." -Past Participant

Registration is required. To learn more about the program and register, click here.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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