Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming the Challenges, 2nd Edition
by Patricia K. Coyle, M.D., June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, 2008
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 15% of MS patients are diagnosed with the progressive form of the disease and experience symptoms such as tremor, poor coordination, difficulty walking, and other problems from the start. While an additional 50%, of those diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS, will develop progressive MS within 10 years. Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming the Challenges, 2nd Edition is written for people who have been diagnosed with the progressive form of multiple sclerosis. It focuses on the newest advances in managing worsening symptoms and offers hope to MS patients facing the future.
This concise and practical overview educates patients about diagnosis, disease-modifying therapies, managing difficult symptoms, and coping strategies. Other topics include:
- Top Ten Questions about Progressive MS
- Can Progressive MS be Treated?
- Vocational and Legal Issues
- A Glimpse into the Future
This encouraging and informative book will be a welcome addition to any patient, healthcare professional, or institutional library.