Produced by: National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Time: 40 minutes
Language: English (closed-captioned) with Spanish subtitles
The Society strives to connect people living with MS to information, resources in their communities, the best doctors, and the best treatment options, in-part through the North American Education Program (NAEP). For over 20 years we have provided this nationwide education program for people with MS and their families.
Until the early 1990s, no therapies were available to alter the course of MS. In the last 20 years, we’ve had a dramatic change, with 10 therapies now approved (eight in Canada) to change the course of the disease. MS has gone from a completely untreatable disease to a disease that now can be treated quite effectively for most people diagnosed today. The expanded spectrum of treatment options— including disease-modifying therapies, symptom management, complementary and alternative treatments and lifestyle choices— has created a heightened sense of hope for people with MS and their families. People with MS are living fuller, more productive lives than ever before.
This year’s North American Education Program 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 the English or Spanish version of the book. To request a DVD, with subtitles in English and Spanish, and a book, call 1-800-344-4867 or ContactUsNMSS@nmss.org.