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The Society offers many programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Find resources in your area to learn, connect, and get support.

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  1. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Beginning Rehab for MS (video)

    Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about how to begin rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis.

  2. IN PERSON Long-Term Care

    Friendly Visitors

    The Friendly Visitors Program pairs trained volunteers with nursing home residents with MS for companionship and emotional support. Visitors and residents are matched based on similar interests, hobbies, or desires. Participants are encouraged to take part in mutually enjoyable activities, such as reading, arts and crafts, games, or other pastimes. Visitors are not expected to provide health care or transportation services. They are there to offer support and friendship.

  3. ONLINE Work

    Staying Mobile

    Staying Mobile can be accomplished through effective symptom management, the use of mobility aids, automobile adaptations and the use of assistance animals.

  4. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Multiple Sclerosis and Your Emotions (.pdf)

    How to manage some of the emotional challenges created by MS. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD (last updated December 2011)

  5. VIDEO Treating MS

    MS Treatments-Disease Modifying Therapies, Part Two (video)

    Featuring: Dr. Benjamin Segal, Dr. George Kraft, Dr. Aliza Ben-Zacharia, and Dr. Susan Bennett Discusses the following: Can exacerbations be managed? Disease-modifying therapies Symptom management The role of rehabilitation Complementary medicine This video was produced prior to approval of the latest disease modifying therapies Aubagio® & Tecfidera®. To learn about these new therapies, please watch the videos above.

  6. VIDEO Nutrition

    Nutrition and MS (video)

    This video provides information on maintaining general good health and following the recommendation of MS specialists that people with MS adhere to the same low-fat, high-fiber diet that’s recommended for the general population.

  7. VIDEO Treating MS

    Making Treatment & Lifestyle Decisions: Thinking About Benefits & Risks (video)

    Explores the factors people must consider when making treatment and lifestyle decisions, including when to begin treatment, the role information overload can play in decision making, and how to weigh the benefits and risks of a treatment or lifestyle decision. Download a copy of the companion book and transcripts.

  8. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Intimacy and Sexuality (.pdf)

    MS can affect sexuality, both directly and indirectly, but problems can be resolved or minimized. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD. (last updated February 2012)

  9. IN PERSON MS Education

    In-service trainings for rehabilitation professionals (occupational therapists, physical therapists, aides and assistants)

    Education programs for professionals providing physical and occupational therapy rehabilitation, offered by National MS Society staff.

  10. IN PERSON Exercise

    Adaptive Chair Yoga (St Marys)

    Adaptive yoga class designed for people with disablities and inabilty to be on the floor.

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