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  1. "But You Look So Good"

    Coping with invisible MS symptoms. (last updated June 2016)

  2. A Guide for Support Partners (.pdf)

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

  3. Acupuncture and MS: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

    An exploration of what is known and not known about this complementary therapy by Alan Bowling, MD, PhD and Tom Stewart. (last updated 2014)

  4. ADA and People with MS (.pdf)

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Protection for people with multiple sclerosis. (last updated in August 2019)

  5. Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits (.pdf)

    If you have MS and are unable to work due to an MS-related disability and/or other conditions, you might be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits.

  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. Bowel Problems (.pdf)

    Ways to manage common bowel problems in MS. (last updated 2019)

  8. Clear Thinking About Alternative Therapies (.pdf)

    Facts and common misconceptions, plus practical ways to evaluate benefits and risks. By Virginia Foster. (last updated August 2011)

  9. Cognitive Changes in MS- Current Recommendations

  10. Cómo solicitar los beneficios por discapacidad del Seguro Social

    Una guía para las personas con EM y sus proveedores de atención médica

  11. Dental Health (.pdf)

    A basic overview of appropriate dental care, routine dental visits and problems, and information specific to people with MS. (last updated 2014)

  12. Depression and MS (.pdf)

    Symptoms of depression, the relationship between MS and depression, available therapies, and where to find help. (last updated January 2019)

  13. Disclosure: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

    Discusses whom, when, and how to tell in both personal and work situations; includes personal vignettes. (last updated 2021)

  14. Disease-Modifying Therapies for MS (.pdf)

    Comprehensive information on the disease-modifying treatments for multiple sclerosis. Includes how each is taken, side effects, benefits and available help. Read more about other medications for symptom and relapse management. Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the Society at 1-800-344-4867.

  15. Driving with Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

    Addresses questions and concerns about how MS might affect a person’s ability to drive now or in the future. Includes information about driving evaluations and different types of auto adaptive equipment. By Pat Niewoehner, BS, OTR/L, CDRS, and Florian P. Thomas, MD, PhD. (Updated June 2020)

  16. Exercise as Part of Everyday Life (.pdf)

    Physical activity can be a regular part of staying healthy if you have MS. Includes tips on handling MS symptoms. By Mary Harmon. (last updated June 2016)

  17. Fatigue: What You Should Know (.pdf)

    MS fatigue can be reduced with treatments and self-management strategies. (Published by Paralyzed Veterans of America, last updated 2019)

  18. Gait or Walking Problems (.pdf)

    Walking problems and how they can be addressed. (last updated 2014)

  19. 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)

  20. How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You (.pdf)

    Understand the full range of tools available to stay functionally mobile, comfortable and safe. Offers full-color photos of devices ranging from the simplest cane to the most complex power chair, guidance on how to determine if and when a device might be appropriate, and important safety tips. Introduces readers to assistive technology professionals and outlines the steps involved in a comprehensive evaluation for a wheeled mobility device. (New August 2013)

  21. Information for Employers (.pdf)

    For people to give to their employers if they decide to disclose their MS. (last updated May 2020)

  22. Intimacy and Sexuality (.pdf)

    MS can affect sexuality, both directly and indirectly, but problems can be resolved or minimized. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD. (last updated November 2018)

  23. Intimidad y sexualidad con esclerosis múltiple

    Este manual trata las muchas formas en que la esclerosis múltiple puede afectar la intimidad de una pareja, pues se producen cambios en las funciones y responsabilidades en la relación; se alteran los planes y expectativas para el futuro; cambian las sensacionesy respuestas sexuales; y es difícil expresar sentimientos y temores incómodos. Los cambios en uno o todos estos aspectos de la vida cotidiana pueden afectar el delicado equilibrio de una relación.

  24. Kids Get MS Too: A Handbook for Parents Whose Child or Teen has MS (.pdf)

    This handbook is a guide for parents with a child or teen with MS.

  25. Know Your Rights: A Legal Guide for People Living with MS (.pdf)

    Easy to read Q & A format containing information on employment, SSDI, family law, insurance, and more. Offers resources in each chapter, form letters and helpful guides for navigating legal difficulties.

  26. Knowledge is Power (.pdf)

    Knowledge Is Power contains current and accurate information relevant for people facing a new diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), presented in a series of easy-to-understand topics.

  27. Managing Cognitive Problems in MS (.pdf)

    Discusses mental functions most likely to be affected by MS. Self-help and information on cognitive rehabilitation. (Updated February 2019)

  28. Managing MS Through Rehabilitation (.pdf)

    What rehabilitation can do for mobility, fatigue, driving, speech, memory, bowel or bladder problems, sexuality, and more. (Last updated February 2016)

  29. Managing Progressive MS (.pdf)

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

  30. Managing Spasticity (.pdf)

    Managing this common, sometimes disabling, MS symptom—roles of self-help, medications, physical therapists, nurses, and physicians. (last updated May 2020)

  31. Minimizing Your Risk of Falls (.pdf)

    Identifies risk factors for falling and strategies to reduce those risks. (last updated January 2019)

  32. MS and the Black Community (.pdf)

    It is a myth that the Black community doesn't get MS. Become engaged with programs and resources supporting optimal care and living well with MS. (last updated 2020)

  33. MS Navigator (.pdf)

    Finding answers and making sound decisions relies on having the right information at the right time. That’s what the National MS Society provides — answers to your questions and access to information about the options available to you.

  34. Multiple Sclerosis and Your Emotions (.pdf)

    How to manage some of the emotional challenges created by MS. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD (last updated April 2020)

  35. Navegante para la EM®

    Su aliado de confi anza para enfrentar los desafíos de la vida con esclerosis multiple

  36. Pain: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

    An overview of treatments and strategies for managing MS-related pain. (last updated 2016)

  37. Participating in Clinical Trials: For People with MS

    Learn about the process of clinical trial participation and how to decide if a study is the right opportunity for you.

  38. Plaintalk—A Booklet about MS for Families (.pdf)

    Discusses some of the more difficult physical and emotional problems many families face. By Sarah Minden, MD, and Debra Frankel, MS, OTR. (last updated August 2015)

  39. Preventive Care Recommendations for Adults with MS (.pdf)

    A colorful chart detailing the medical tests, vaccinations, and general health and safety rules recommended for all adults with MS. (last updated November 2018)

  40. Private Disability Insurance Claims - A Guide for People with MS and Their Healthcare Providers (.pdf)

    Disability insurance replaces some of the income that a sick or injured person is no longer able to earn, and can be an extremely important safeguard. Yet many have found the process of filing a claim and securing disability benefits more challenging than anticipated. This manual has been prepared to help people with MS and their healthcare providers.

  41. Research Directions in MS: Strategies and Progress (.pdf)

    Explains the Society’s comprehensive research approaches to stopping MS in its tracks, restoring what’s been lost, and ending MS forever. For nonscientists. (last updated April 2016)

  42. Review of Regular Medications and Supplements (.pdf)

    A form to help people keep track of their prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies, herbals, vitamins, or other dietary supplements.

  43. Sleep Disorders and MS: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

    Reviews common sleep problems and what can be done about them. (last updated 2014)

  44. So You Have Progressive MS (.pdf)

    A veteran of 11 years writes frankly about life, family, work, dating, and pursuing your dreams when the diagnosis is "progressive" MS. By Sharon M. Brown. (last updated February 2012)

  45. Sociedad información y recursos para personas afectadas por la esclerosis multiple

    La Sociedad Nacional de Esclerosis Múltiple presta servicios, apoyo y recursos para llevar su vida con esclerosis múltiple de la mejor manera.

  46. Society Information and Resources (.pdf)

    The National MS Society provides services, support and resources for navigating your best life with MS.

  47. Someone You Know has MS: A Book for Families (.pdf)

    For children, 5-12. A story about Michael and his family explains MS and explores children’s fears and concerns. Adapted by Martha King from original material by Cyrisse Jaffee, Debra Frankel, Barbara LaRoche, and Patricia Dick. (last updated May 2020)

  48. Speech and Swallowing Problems (.pdf)

    Speech and swallowing problems can be helped with exercise, medications, or technological aids. (last updated 2014)

  49. Stretching and Range of Motion for People with MS—An Illustrated Manual (.pdf)

    Illustrated manual showing range of motion, stretching, and balance exercises for at-home program. By Beth E. Gibson, PT. (last updated June 2020)

  50. Stretching with a Helper for People with MS—An Illustrated Manual (.pdf)

    For individuals who need a helper. Illustrated manual showing range of motion, stretching, and balance exercises for at-home program. By Beth E. Gibson, PT. (last updated January 2019)

  51. También Hay Niños con Esclerosis Múltiple: Guía Para Padres De Un Niño o Adolescente Con Esclerosis Múltiple

    Acaba de enterarse de que su hijo tiene esclerosis múltiple. Estamos aquí para ayudarlo a aprender sobre la esclerosis múltiple para que así pueda sentirse seguro al ayudar a su hijo a controlar esta enfermedad.

  52. Taming Stress (.pdf)

    Simplifying daily life. Instructions on muscle relaxation, deep breathing, visualization, and more. By Frederick Foley, PhD, and Jane Sarnoff. (last updated October 2016)

  53. Tips for Successful Telemedicine for those Living with MS

    Learn about telemedicine, which is the use of technology to participate in healthcare at a distance, so you and your provider can connect from different locations.

  54. Trabajar con MS

    Si tiene esclerosis múltiple, no quiere decir que debe dejar de ser y sentirse productivo. Debe trabajar... si desea. El asunto es cómo, dónde y a qué nivel trabajar.

  55. Tremor The Basic Facts (.pdf)

    A troubling MS symptom described. Coping strategies and research horizons. (last updated 2016)

  56. Urinary Dysfunction and MS (.pdf)

    Sophisticated explanation of treatments for MS-related urinary problems. Detailed descriptions of diagnostic testing, management strategies, and commonly prescribed drugs. By Nancy J. Holland, RN, EdD, MSCN. (last updated March 2016)

  57. Vision Problems (.pdf)

    Current therapy for MS-related eye disorders. Discusses low-vision aids. (last updated November 2015)

  58. What Is Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

    Symptoms, disease patterns, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and research efforts. (last updated November 2018)

  59. Win-Win Approach to Reasonable Accommodations: Enhancing Productivity on Your Job (.pdf)

    A practical guide to obtaining workplace accommodations. By Richard T. Roessler, PhD, and Phillip Rumrill, PhD. (last updated August 2018)

  60. Working with MS (.pdf)

    General overview of the employment issues that might concern people newly diagnosed. (last updated May 2020)


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