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Managing The Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, 4th Ed. In clear, understandable language and with helpful illustrations, this book explores every symptom of MS and discusses clinically tested and proven methods for managing symptoms. Randall T. Schapiro, M.D. 2003
Meeting The Challenge of Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Written specifically for those who have or are developing progressive disease. Focuses on management, symptoms, and life-changes. Patricia K. Coyle, MD, and June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN. 2001
Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide For The Newly Diagnosed 2nd Ed. Provides answers
and advice for the newly diagnosed and includes a valuable guide to further reading and resources. Nancy Holland, T. Jock Murray, Stephan Reingold. 2002
Multiple Sclerosis for Dummies Reference guide on MS. Rosalind Kalb, PhD, Nancy Holland EdD, RN, and Barbara Giesser, MD 2007
Multiple Sclerosis: Questions and AnswersDavid Barnes. Published in England, 2000.
Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions you have; The Answers You Need A question & answer book on medical, psychosocial adjustment, insurance issues, life planning, and employment aspects of living with MS. Resources and suggestions for further
reading. Rosalind C. Kalb
300 Tips For Making Life Easier A compilation of tips, techniques and shortcuts to help make MS more manageable. Shelley P. Schwarz
Easy Elegant Dining Large print, easily prepared recipes. Gratia Greene Alkire 1993
Living Beyond Multiple Sclerosis Anecdotal and personal information regarding MS. The authors recommend that you check with your medical practitioner before trying any of the
treatments discussed by the group. By Judith Nichols and the online group of MS sisters (authors of Women Living with Multiple Sclerosis). 200
Living With Multiple Sclerosis: A Wellness Approach A question and answer handbook for maintaining a positive, well-informed, approach in coping with MS. George Kraft, MD & Marci Catanzaro, RN, Ph.D. 1996
Women Living With Multiple Sclerosis Judith Nichols and her online group of MS sisters. Women’s issues related to living with MS. Judith Lynn Nichols 1999
Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis Covers complementary and alternative medicine, as well as various types of therapy for people with MS. Allen C. Bowling, MD, Ph.D. 2001
Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis Handy guidebook to the varied symptoms of MS and the multiple therapies used to manage them. Randall T. Schapiro, MD.
Tyler’s Honest Herbal A sensible guide to the use of herbs and related remedies. Be sure to read the prefaces, the section on pros and cons and laws and regulations. Steven Foster and Varro Tyler, Ph.D. 1999
The Comfort of Home – Multiple Sclerosis Edition An illustrated step-by-step guide for caregivers. Maria M. Meyer with Paula Derr, RN. 1998.
Mainstay: For the Well Spouse of the Chronically Ill A personal account of a wife and mother after her husband is diagnosed with MS; includes resources, associations, and information and suggestions for the well caregiver. Maggie Strong. 1997
Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families. A useful book for persons with multiple sclerosis and their families. Covers many issues that affect both the person with MS and the entire family. By R. Kalb PhD 1998
Timmy’s Journey to Understanding MS - Cartoon video that explains MS to children in DVD or VHS format
Talking With Your Children About Multiple Sclerosis: A Place to Begin A DVD for parents and children to watch together. In this DVD you will meet kids in three real families who live with their parent’s MS every day. Includes Spanish language version Produced by Direct Health Media 2007
Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis Employment issues that are relevant to people with MS are identified and explored. Phillip D. Rumrill, Jr., Ph.D., CRC 1996
Tax Options and Strategies for People with Disabilities 2nd ed. Detailed reference for
assessing the application of tax laws that directly concern medical, educational or business deductions for people with disabilities. Steven B. Mendelsohn. 1996
Blindsided Lifting a Life Above Illness a veteran writer, producer and distinguished journalist, has lived with multiple sclerosis for over 25 years. Richard M. Cohen 2004
Climbing Higher In 1999, after almost twenty years of symptoms, Montel Williams, a decorated naval officer and Emmy Award-winning talk show host, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Montel Williams with Lawrence Grobel 2005
Courage: The Story of the Mighty Effort to End The Devastating Effects of Multiple Sclerosis - The moving story of one woman’s unceasing devotion to her brother and how her dream to end the devastating effects of MS was transformed into one of the most powerful and effective national health organizations in the world. Richard Trubo 2001
Fall Down Laughing: How Squiggy Caught Multiple Sclerosis and Didn’t Tell Nobody. David Lander played Squiggy on “Laverne and Shirley,” a popular sitcom in the seventies. This is his story. Get ready to laugh. 2000. (Available on CD also.) David L. Lander.
Turning Toward the Light A story of courage, healing and love. Marguerite Dearborn 2012
Waist High In The World: A Life Among the Nondisabled Struggles and challenges of being disabled are confronted frankly on many levels. Offers fresh and profound insight. Nancy Mairs. 1998
Jokes My Father Never Taught Me – Life, Love and Loss with Richard Pryor
Rain Pryor has inherited her father's talent for telling the truth and making you laugh at the same time. Rain Pryor 2007
Life on Cripple Creek – Essays on Living With Multiple Sclerosis Discover what it's like to live with multiple sclerosis, to laugh at MS, to come to terms with a disease that demands so much of your life. Dean Kramer 2002
Body, Mind and Spirit A 2-tape or DVD series produced by the
Oregon Chapter from the 2004 Body Mind and Spirit Conference. Presentations
from five providers of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) who have substantial knowledge in their fields as well as experience in treating people with MS. The five areas presented are: Herbs & Nutrition, Acupuncture, Yoga, Meditation and Massage.
Career Crossroads: Employment and MS A DVD developed by employment and MS experts to help individuals living with MS stay in the workforce. Produced by The National MS Society 2011
Hold that Thought! Cognition and MS In this DVD recognized experts in the field of cognition and MS discuss cognitive problems, cognitive rehabilitation, how you can help manage cognitive symptoms and current research into cognition in MS. A 2008 North American Education Program.
MS & Pregnancy: Kara’s Story This DVD covers Kara’s journey through her own decision to become pregnant while answering many of the questions associated with pregnancy and MS. Produced by The National MS Society 2007
My Life My MS My Decisions It is your MS and it’s your medical care. Empowering DVD produced by The National MS Society 2008
Understanding for Today, HOPE for Tomorrow A DVD that features families with children who have multiple sclerosis, as well as researchers who are studying pediatric multiple sclerosis. Produced by The National MS Society 2009
MS Progression Research Call, Research Conference Call with Howard Weiner, MD and Nicholas LaRocca, MD September 13, 2011 Audio CD
Vitamin D & Other Risk Factors in MS & MS Progress Alberto Ascherio MD, D.Ph., Colleen Hayes, PhD and Nicholas LaRocca September 14, 2010 Audio CD
New MS Research & Drug Developments, Including Highlights from the AAN Meetings, Research Conference Call with Steven Krieger, MD and Patricia O’Looney, MD May 20, 2010 Audio CD
Advancements in the Role of Genetics in MS Research Conference Call with David Halfer, MD & Patricia O’Looney, MD April 20, 2010 Audio CD
CCSVI Web Forum - American Academy of Neurology & National MS Society, DVD April 14, 2010 Discussion on Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI).
Promise: 2010 Nervous System Repair & Protection With Dr. Peter Calabresi & Dr. Patricia O’Looney. An audio CD March 23, 2010
Fatigue: Take Control 2-tape or DVD series produced by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and designed by MS experts to teach individuals with MS fatigue how to manage this common, complex, and disabling condition. Tape 1 is a brief overview of fatigue including types of fatigue and how to take charge of your own fatigue issues. Tape 2 is a series of short segments about each of the major issues mentioned in Tape 1. Examples are: Cognitive fatigue; Heat fatigue; Food ad fatigue. (Total running time: 90 min.)
The Neuropsychological Evaluation & MS Dr. Julien Guillaumot answers questions about what you can expect from a Neuropsychological Evaluation and why you might need one. 2006 (45min)
Performing Wellness V Well Arts Institute tape series 2003 (2 hr 20 min)
The Caregiver Series:
Coping With Caregiver Worries
James R. Sherman Ph.D. 1994
Provides helpful and interesting ideas and creative approaches.
James R. Sherman Ph.D. 1994
The Magic of Humor in Caregiving
James R. Sherman Ph.D. 1994
Positive Caregiver Attitudes
Strategies to cope with negative thought that may overwhelm the caregiver.
James R. Sherman Ph.D. 1994
Preventing Caregiver Burnout
A manual containing coping strategies. James R. Sherman Ph.D. 1994
Multiple Sclerosis and Caregivers A look at the challenges of surviving in a relationship that includes giving care. DVD Produced by Direct Health Media 2009
MS Activision Washington State DVD
Check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program. Listen to your body! Make modifications and adaptations when necessary! For more information on exercising and MS, contact the National MS Society at 1-800-344-4867 and select option 1.
Aqua Exercise for “Multiple Sclerosis” Series I - A VHS tape Produced by Sprint
Carol Dickman’s Bed Top Yoga
Carol Dickman’s Seated Yoga
Easy Chair Exercises: Easy Sitting Pilates & Calisthenics with Sunshine
Easy Exercises: Calisthenics, Pilates & Stretching with Sunshine
Easy Light Weights: Sitting exercises & Pilates with Sunshine
Fit MS: Fitness Strategies for MS
MS Exercise Series – Compilation DVD includes:
DVD 1-Yes You Can
DVD 2-All About Awareness
DVD 3-Balance in Motion
MS Workout: Moderate Workout Standing or Sitting with Jimmy Huega A VHS tape. 2001
Yoga With Eric Small Adapted for people with Multiple Sclerosis or other disabilities. A VHS tape produced by The National MS Society, Northern & Southern California Chapters 1999
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