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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. ONLINE Nutrition

    Food for Thought—MS and Nutrition (.pdf)

    A guide to healthy eating—includes managing symptoms, changing eating habits, and the effects of diet on MS. By Denise M. Nowack, RD. (last updated January 2012)

  2. IN PERSON Exercise

    TR Swim for Physical Disabilities (North Bethesda)

    Aquatic exercise class for people with MS and other physical disabilities who want to work on their fitness and flexibility in an aquatic environment. Staff ratio 1:6, no personal care provided. Instructor is Pat Ameling.

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  3. IN PERSON Exercise

    Adaptive Yoga for MS (DC)

    An introduction to yoga and meditation as practical tools for managing common symptoms of MS. Appropriate for people who are ambulatory or more comfortable practicing from a chair.

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  4. VIDEO Family and Relationships

    Parenting with MS (video)

    This video features Deborah M. Miller, PhD, who talks about parenting and having multiple sclerosis.

  5. TELEPHONE Employment

    Ask the Employment Specialist: Telephone Q&A Sessions

    Quarterly regional employment calls that allow individuals to submit employment-related questions in advance and obtain individualized answers from National MS Society employment specialists. The next calls will take place May 14, 2014 and August 13, 2014. Registration is now open for the May call.

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  6. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Beginning Rehab for MS (video)

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

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