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    1. Ask an MS Navigator

      The Society's MS Navigators help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for. Call 1-800-344-4867 or see "More info" to contact us online.

    2. Join a Group or Discussion

      Looking to connect with other caregivers, family members, or people affected by MS? Self-help groups bring people together who share common life experiences for support, education and mutual aid.

    3. Connect with others on MSconnection.org

      Join thousands of people supporting one another and exploring the issues that shape your world.

    4. Connect with Peers One-on-One

      Search for and connect with a trained peer support volunteer who can provide you with helpful tips, suggestions and emotional support for the challenges that MS throws at you. Connect via one-on-one ongoing telephone or email conversations.

    5. MSFriends® Helpline

      Support from a trained volunteer living with MS, when you want and need it. Connect today by calling the MSFriends helpline at 1-866-673-7436

    6. Pharmaceutical Financial Assistance Programs

      A list of pharmaceutical and non profit financial assistance programs to assist with the costs of MS medications.

    Resources

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    1. Affordable Accessible Housing

      Affordable, accessible housing is critical to maintaining independence and remaining engaged in life. There are numerous options and eligibility requirements that can quickly become confusing. Whether you're seeking to renegotiate a mortgage, arrange home modifications, apply for rental vouchers, or explore assisted-living options, this guide(s) can help you evaluate your housing needs and better understand options.

    2. Lending Library

      In support of our mission, we provide free access to accurate, current, and comprehensive information to people with MS, family members, caregivers and health professionals through the South East Regional Lending Library. Books, DVDs, and CDs are available on a variety of topics including symptom management, emotional health, exercise, family support, disease information, and more. 

    3. Newsletter

      MSConnection is the chapter's quarterly newsletter. The publication is sent to people with MS, their families and friends, as well as health care professionals and donors. It contains information about chapter activities, resources clients may want to explore, and the latest research.

    4. A Guide for Support Partners (.pdf)

      Practical issues faced by caregivers. Includes resource list. By Tanya Radford. (last updated January 2019)

    5. Aging and MS

      This video features a discussion with George Kraft, MD, who talks about aging and multiple sclerosis.

    6. At Home with MS—Adapting Your Environment (.pdf)

      Modify a house or apartment to save energy, compensate for reduced vision or mobility, and live comfortably when MS is severe. Many do-it-yourself changes. By Jane E. Harmon, OTR. (last updated October 2016)

    7. Caring for Loved Ones with Advanced MS - A Guide for Families (.pdf)

      This booklet is designed for families who are caring for a person with advanced Multiple Sclerosis.

    8. Catalog of Informational Resources (.pdf)

      The Society provides free resources for people living with MS and others. Many of these resources are listed in this catalog. For printed copies of any of our materials, contact an MS Navigator at 1-800-344-4867.

    9. Find Clinical Trials

      Clinical trials help to find solutions for everyone affected by MS. Find studies near you.

    10. Dining Out Is Not Out (.pdf)

      This article explores how - even with advanced MS - a little preparation can make eating out fun again.

    11. Healthy Living with MS Featuring Clay Walker Part 1 (video)

      This video features part one of a three-part series of discussion with country music star Clay Walker, who talks about living with multiple sclerosis.

    12. Healthy Living with MS Featuring Clay Walker Part 2 (video)

      This video features part two of a three-part series of discussion with country music star Clay Walker, who talks about living with multiple sclerosis.

    13. Healthy Living with MS Featuring Clay Walker Part 3 (video)

      This video features part three of a three-part series of discussion with country music star Clay Walker, who talks about living with multiple sclerosis.

    14. Hiring Help at Home (.pdf)

      Checklists and worksheets for people who need help at home. Forms for a needs assessment, job description, and employment contract. (last updated 2014)

    15. How I Cope with Progressive MS

      In this article, Julia Graham (who has unusually severe MS) is blunt about the limitations it has forced on her. Her response to what has happened to her may be of use to others who are living with MS, whether their experience is severe, moderate, or mild.

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    17. Managing Progressive MS (.pdf)

      Understand strategies for living with progressive MS and connecting to people and services that may help you. (Updated 2018)

    18. Maximizing Independence: A Guide to Planning for Changing MS Care Needs (.pdf)

      A guide to help families anticipate and plan for the future to assure loved ones living with MS will receive the support and assistance they need to manage their disease and lead full and enriching lives.

    19. Medical Self Advocacy: Disability Care Centers (video)

      This video features a discussion with Rachel Stacom, ANP, MSCN, who talks about how people with multiple sclerosis can use disability care centers.

    20. Medical Self Advocacy: Palliative Care (video)

      This video features Maura Del Bene, NP-P, ANP, who talks about palliative care and multiple sclerosis.

    21. Momentum_Fall_2012.pdf

      The Fall 2012 issue of Momentum, with a feature on families and MS.

    22. Momentum_Spring_2013.pdf

      The Spring 2013 issue of Momentum magazine, with a special bilingual feature on the Latino / Hispanic experience of living with MS.

    23. Momentum_Summer_2013.pdf

      The Summer issue of Momentum, with features on disclosure and art therapy.

    24. Momentum_Winter_2012-13.pdf

      The Winter 2012-13 issue of Momentum magazine. Features include "Not Your Friend's MS" and "The Pursuit of Happiness."

    25. Mood & Cognition in MS: [What you can do] (video & DVD)

      Our understanding of the role that cognition and mood play in a person’s experience of multiple sclerosis has expanded dramatically in recent years. Learn why and how people with MS experience changes in mood and cognitive functioning, and the latest information on how these symptoms can be addressed—from physical activity, medications and counseling to self-management strategies.

    26. MS Connection Online Community

      MSconnection.org is an online community that provides the opportunity to connect with people involved in the MS movement and with valuable content, activities and resources.

    27. MS In Focus- Bladder and Bowel Edition (.pdf)

      This issue of MS in Focus is dedicated to elimination dysfunction; bladder and bowel problems.

    28. Multiple Sclerosis and Smoking

      To date, few modifiable risk factors have been found to influence the development or course of MS. Cigarette smoking – which can cause serious health issues including lung cancer, increased risk of infections, and heart disease, and is the primary cause of preventable death in the United States – has also been identified as a risk factor in the development and progression of MS.

    29. Progressive MS (video)

      Supplement to 2013 North American Education Program- Making Treatment and Lifestyle Decisions: Thinking About Benefits and Risks.

    30. Promising MS Research - Recorded Webcast

      Promising MS Research to Repair, Protect and Restore the Nervous System. Moderator Kate Milliken and panelists Dr. Ben Barres, Dr. Jonah Chan, Dr. Timothy Coetzee and Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl. December 5, 2013

    31. Stress and MS: Relaxation Techniques (video)

      This video features an interview with Fred Foley, PhD, who discusses stress, depression, and anxiety and multiple sclerosis and techniques for dealing with stress.

    32. Stress and MS: What We Know (video)

      This video features an interview with Fred Foley, PhD, who discusses stress and multiple sclerosis.

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