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Health and Wellness

Wellness is a dynamic state of physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being that can be achieved even in the presence of a chronic illness or disability.

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Wellness is a dynamic state of physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being that can be achieved even in the presence of a chronic illness or disability. Learn more about the Society's work on wellness and multiple sclerosis.

For a person living with MS, the road to wellness involves more than treatment of the disease. Equally important are health promotion and prevention strategies, satisfying personal relationships, a strong support network, fulfilling work and leisure activities, a meaningful place in the community, and adequate attention to one's inner self.

Aging with MS

We all grow older- including people with MS. MS is often described as a disease of young and middle aged adults. Yet about 10% of all people living with MS are 65 or older.

Until recently, little attention was paid to the issues or challenges of aging with MS, and very few resources or services specifically designed for older adults with MS were readily available. However, there is a growing interest in aging with MS and recognition that more attention must be paid to this important topic.

Additional resources on aging with MS and other topics of relevance:

MS In Focus
Aging with MS: Clinical Bulletin
Preventative Healthcare Recommendations
Mobility and Accessibility

Making Treatment & Lifestyle Decisions: Thinking About Benefits & Risks

Explores the factors people must consider when making treatment and lifestyle decisions.        

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My Life, My MS, My Decisions

The My Life, My MS, My Decisions online program is a four module series of online classes that provides learners with the skills and resources to enhance decision-making abilities on topics important to their health care.  Join below or download instructions on how to register.

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Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Upcoming Webinars

Can Do MS’s monthly webinar series offers insight from MS experts representing different
medical disciplines so that participants can gain additional knowledge relating to MS.

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The Partners in MS Care program recognizes and supports quality MS care.

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