Whether you just received a diagnosis of MS or have been living with it for a long time—this section is filled with information and tips on how to maintain your quality of life in the years ahead. Read about strategies to enhance your health and wellness, maximize your productivity and independence, and deal with emotional, social, and vocational challenges.
If you or someone close to you has recently been given a diagnosis of MS, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. Click here for information that is just for you.
If you or someone close to you is living with MS that has progressed significantly, we have information just for you about treatment options, helpful resources, life planning tools and strategies, and caregiver issues.
For Everyone Living with MS
Yes—you can be healthy even if you have MS. Here is important information about preventive healthcare and the role of exercise, diet, stress management, and other complementary and alternative strategies in optimizing your general health. You will also find information about sexuality, intimacy, and pregnancy, as well as tips for keeping your life full, active, and satisfying.
Understanding How MS Affects the Mind and Emotions
MS can affect your emotions as well as important cognitive functions like memory and concentration. Read about helpful coping and treatment strategies and find some tips for managing the emotional ups and downs of everyday life.
MS affects you and the people who care about you. Learning how to deal with your MS in relationships with spouses or partners and children, dating partners, extended family, and caregivers is important to everyone’s well-being.
Multiple sclerosis can have a significant impact on every aspect of life, including the world of work. Read about the ways MS can affect employment and learn some strategies for maintaining your place in the workforce.
Maintaining financial security is a high priority for people living with an unpredictable disease. Check out ways to get and keep health insurance, learn important facts about life and disability insurance, and get tips on sound financial planning.
MS symptoms can make everyday activities more challenging—but an endless array of mobility aids, adaptive strategies, and environmental modifications are available to help you stay mobile, productive, and independent at home and at work. The world of assistive technology is at your fingertips.