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Education about multiple sclerosis has traditionally been medically oriented and related to disease and dysfunction. In contrast, this brand-new second edition of the Guide continues to focus on staying well in the presence of MS, a disease that - while incurable - can be managed. The book covers a broad spectrum of topics related to MS and its effects, focusing especially on the needs of those who have been living with the disease for some time. Practical tips on self-care are designed to promote maximum independence, well-being, and productivity. The theme of the book - wellness - can be described by the acronym: Weighing options; Eating well; Living to your fullest; Learning new skills; Needing others; Evaluating situations realistically; Surviving stress; and Staying responsible.

Contributors to the book are professionals who have a specialty or a special interest in MS. Their suggestions, advice, and strategies come from years of experience in the field. It is their hope that readers will come away with fresh ideas on how to cope with the ever-changing challenges of MS.;"An Overview of Multiple Sclerosis. Managing the Disease Process and Its Symptoms. The Promise of Research; Disease Management; Fatigue; Pain Management; Maintaining Joint Flexibility and Mobility; Bladder and Bowel Management; Skin Care; Addressing Cognitive Problems; Adjusting to Sexual Changes; What Are Complementary and Alternative Treatments?. Health, Lifestyle, and Emotional Issues. General Health Issues; Exercise Options and Wellness Programs; Cardiopulmonary Issues; The Role of Nutrition in Multiple Sclerosis; Coping and Stress Management. In the Community. Work, Family, and Community Participation; Driving and Other Transportation Issues; Fitness and Recreation. Life Planning. Accessible and Safe Home Design; Managing Financial Resources; Health Insurance Options; Community Living Options; Obtaining Personal Assistance; Appendices; Resources; Glossary.";"...Excellent. It explains everything worth knowing about MS and its management. Its language is simple, its illustrations clear...I found the chapter describing proper usage, precautions and possible side effects of all available medications in MS the best list of its kind I have seen. -- MS in Focus

""The text is easy to read and the book is well illustrated. It is written in a very positive manner and examines the best way to cope with each problem MS presents. There is also a useful examination of how the health and well being of the sufferer may alter and affect their immediate family and within society at large... This is a useful publication for anyone who wants to understand this complex disease.""--Multiple Sclerosis Society

""In keeping with the 'knowledge is power' philosophy of the National MS Society...[Holland and Halper] present information to help patients cope with the physical, cognitive, emotional, and independent living challenges of this central nervous system disorder.""--Book News"

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