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    1. Talk to an MS Navigator

      The Society's MS Navigators help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for. Call 1-800-344-4867 or see "More info" to contact us online.

    2. Join a Group or Discussion

      Looking to connect with other caregivers, family members, or people affected by MS? Self-help groups bring people together who share common life experiences for support, education and mutual aid.

    3. Connect with others on MSconnection.org

      Join thousands of people supporting one another and exploring the issues that shape your world.

    4. Connect with Peers One-on-One

      Search for and connect with a trained peer support volunteer who can provide you with helpful tips, suggestions and emotional support for the challenges that MS throws at you. Connect via one-on-one ongoing telephone or email conversations.

    5. MSFriends® Helpline

      Support from a trained volunteer living with MS, when you want and need it. Connect today by calling the MSFriends helpline at 1-866-673-7436

    6. COOL IT! Beat the Heat

      Many people with MS experience a temporary worsening of their symptoms when the weather is very hot or humid or when they run a fever, sunbathe, get overheated from exercise, or take very hot showers or baths.

    7. Pharmaceutical Financial Assistance Programs

      A list of pharmaceutical and non profit financial assistance programs to assist with the costs of MS medications.

    8. Insurance Resources

      Information and resources to help people with MS overcome common obstacles to getting and keeping health coverage.

    Resources

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    1. Promising MS Research - Recorded Webcast

      Promising MS Research to Repair, Protect and Restore the Nervous System. Moderator Kate Milliken and panelists Dr. Ben Barres, Dr. Jonah Chan, Dr. Timothy Coetzee and Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl. December 5, 2013

    2. A Guide for Caregivers (.pdf)

      Practical issues faced by caregivers. Includes resource list. By Tanya Radford. (last updated May 2015)

    3. Adapting: Financial Planning for a Life with MS (.pdf)

      Addresses financial organization, planning, insurance options, employment concerns, and benefit issues important to people with MS and their families; provides information for the future and to meet financial challenges that often accompany life with MS. 85-pages. This guide is a collaboration of the National Endowment for Financial Education, the National MS Society, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Financial Education Partners and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

    4. MS Top 10 Therapies Research Update (Teleconference recording)

      During this teleconference participants will: Understand the risks and benefits of different treatment options; Learn about new treatments on the horizon; Understand how different treatment options compare to each other. The speaker, Dr. Graesser, specializes in MS and in addition to general neurology cases, she also provides care for movement disorders, headaches, and neurologic disorders in pregnancy.

    5. At Home with MS—Adapting Your Environment (.pdf)

      Modify a house or apartment to save energy, compensate for reduced vision or mobility, and live comfortably when MS is severe. Many do-it-yourself changes. By Jane E. Harmon, OTR. (last updated October 2016)

    6. Hiring Help at Home (.pdf)

      Checklists and worksheets for people who need help at home. Forms for a needs assessment, job description, and employment contract. (last updated 2014)

    7. "Bowel and Bladder Issues in MS" recorded teleconference

      This is a teleconference recording that aired on April 3, 2014. During this teleconference: Participants will be aware of normal bowel and bladder function without MS; participants will learn what dysfunction can occur related to MS; participants will be able to explore these issues with their health care provider for solutions that will lessen the impact on their overall quality of life.

    8. 2-1-1 Community Resources Online - King County, WA

      2-1-1 Community Resources Online is the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of health and human services in King County. If you have difficulty finding services online, call King County 2-1-1 for assistance.

    9. 2-1-1 Community Resources Online - Washington

      The 2-1-1 online resource database is the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of health and human services in Washington State. If you have difficulty finding services online, call Washington State 2-1-1 for assistance.

    10. 2-1-1 Community Resources Online - Idaho

      The 2-1-1 online resource database is the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of health and human services in Idaho. If you have difficulty finding services online, call the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine.

    11. 2-1-1 Community Resources Online - Alaska

      The 2-1-1 online community resource database is the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of health and human services in Alaska. If you have difficulty finding services online, call Alaska 2-1-1.

    12. 2-1-1 Community Resources Online - Montana

      The 2-1-1 online resource locator is the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of health and human services in Montana. If you have difficulty finding services online, call Montana 2-1-1.

    13. Maximizing Independence: A Guide to Planning for Changing MS Care Needs (.pdf)

      A guide to help families anticipate and plan for the future to assure loved ones living with MS will receive the support and assistance they need to manage their disease and lead full and enriching lives.

    14. How I Cope with Progressive MS

      In this article, Julia Graham (who has unusually severe MS) is blunt about the limitations it has forced on her. Her response to what has happened to her may be of use to others who are living with MS, whether their experience is severe, moderate, or mild.

    15. Catalog of Informational Resources (.pdf)

      The Society provides free resources for people living with MS and others. Many of these resources are listed in this catalog. For printed copies of any of our materials, contact an MS Navigator at 1-800-344-4867.

    16. Caring for Loved Ones with Advanced MS - A Guide for Families (.pdf)

      This booklet is designed for families who are caring for a person with advanced Multiple Sclerosis.

    17. Dining Out Is Not Out (.pdf)

      This article explores how - even with advanced MS - a little preparation can make eating out fun again.

    18. MS Connection Online Community

      MSconnection.org is an online community that provides the opportunity to connect with people involved in the MS movement and with valuable content, activities and resources.

    19. Find Clinical Trials

      Clinical trials help to find solutions for everyone affected by MS. Find studies near you.

    20. Momentum_Winter_2012-13.pdf

      The Winter 2012-13 issue of Momentum magazine. Features include "Not Your Friend's MS" and "The Pursuit of Happiness."

    21. Momentum_Spring_2013.pdf

      The Spring 2013 issue of Momentum magazine, with a special bilingual feature on the Latino / Hispanic experience of living with MS.

    22. Momentum_Summer_2013.pdf

      The Summer issue of Momentum, with features on disclosure and art therapy.

    23. Momentum_Fall_2012.pdf

      The Fall 2012 issue of Momentum, with a feature on families and MS.

    24. MS In Focus- Bladder and Bowel Edition (.pdf)

      This issue of MS in Focus is dedicated to elimination dysfunction; bladder and bowel problems.

    25. Mood & Cognition in MS: [What you can do] (video & DVD)

      Our understanding of the role that cognition and mood play in a person’s experience of multiple sclerosis has expanded dramatically in recent years. Learn why and how people with MS experience changes in mood and cognitive functioning, and the latest information on how these symptoms can be addressed—from physical activity, medications and counseling to self-management strategies.

    26. La función cognitiva

    27. Aging and MS

      This video features a discussion with George Kraft, MD, who talks about aging and multiple sclerosis.

    28. Stress and MS: What We Know (video)

      This video features an interview with Fred Foley, PhD, who discusses stress and multiple sclerosis.

    29. Stress and MS: Relaxation Techniques (video)

      This video features an interview with Fred Foley, PhD, who discusses stress, depression, and anxiety and multiple sclerosis and techniques for dealing with stress.

    30. Getting a Good Night's Sleep with MS (video)

      This video features an interview with Rock Heyman, MD, who discusses sleep problems for people with multiple sclerosis.

    31. Healthy Living and MS: Overall Wellness (video)

      This video features a discussion with Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, who discusses the importance of overall wellness when living with multiple sclerosis.

    32. Healthy Living and MS: Nutrition (video)

      This video features a discussion with Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, who discusses the importance of nutrition when living with multiple sclerosis.

    33. Managing MS: A Team Approach (video)

      This video features Jodie Haselkorn, MD, who discusses using a team approach to managing multiple sclerosis.

    34. Healthy Living with MS Featuring Clay Walker Part 1 (video)

      This video features part one of a three-part series of discussion with country music star Clay Walker, who talks about living with multiple sclerosis.

    35. Healthy Living with MS Featuring Clay Walker Part 2 (video)

      This video features part two of a three-part series of discussion with country music star Clay Walker, who talks about living with multiple sclerosis.

    36. Healthy Living with MS Featuring Clay Walker Part 3 (video)

      This video features part three of a three-part series of discussion with country music star Clay Walker, who talks about living with multiple sclerosis.

    37. Primary Progressive MS: What You Need to Know (book and DVD)

      Created as a joint project between the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, this is the first published book dedicated entirely to the Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS) population.

    38. Treatment Recommendations for Progressive MS (video)

      Supplement to 2013 North American Education Program

    39. Progressive MS (video)

      Supplement to 2013 North American Education Program- Making Treatment and Lifestyle Decisions: Thinking About Benefits and Risks.

    40. Medical Self Advocacy: Palliative Care (video)

      This video features Maura Del Bene, NP-P, ANP, who talks about palliative care and multiple sclerosis.

    41. Medical Self Advocacy: Disability Care Centers (video)

      This video features a discussion with Rachel Stacom, ANP, MSCN, who talks about how people with multiple sclerosis can use disability care centers.

    42. Multiple Sclerosis and Smoking

      To date, few modifiable risk factors have been found to influence the development or course of MS. Cigarette smoking – which can cause serious health issues including lung cancer, increased risk of infections, and heart disease, and is the primary cause of preventable death in the United States – has also been identified as a risk factor in the development and progression of MS.

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