Multiple Sclerosis KNOWLEDGE DISPELS FEAR Prepared by: Linda Mull
UNDERSTANDING <ul><li>Successful treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Effective self management </li></ul>
KNOWLEGDE <ul><li>WHAT IS: </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Sclerosis ? </li></ul><ul><li>Type of Multiple Sclerosis ? </li></ul...
NORMAL LIFESTYLE <ul><li>How to cope </li></ul><ul><li>Family problems </li></ul><ul><li>Social profile </li></ul><ul><li>...
People are not born knowing how to cope with MS
Understanding doesn’t come with the diagnosis of MS
Successful coping is a learned behavior
The doctor is dependent on you and your descriptive ability
DIAGNOSIS <ul><li>M ysterious </li></ul><ul><li>S yndrome </li></ul>
FIND A DOCTOR WHO: <ul><li>Knowledgeable </li></ul><ul><li>Listens to you </li></ul><ul><li>Uses a team approach </li></ul...
Learn as much as possible Take responsibility for your health
Is there a perfect doctor?
Partnership <ul><li>Do not get angry </li></ul><ul><li>Tell all </li></ul><ul><li>Take medications as prescribed </li></ul...
Working with your doctor <ul><li>Write down questions in importance of answers </li></ul><ul><li>Make it a pleasant experi...
Coping Techniques <ul><li>Understand your MS </li></ul><ul><li>Get the best treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Learn relaxation t...
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Multiple Sclerosis

  1. 1. Multiple Sclerosis KNOWLEDGE DISPELS FEAR Prepared by: Linda Mull
  2. 2. UNDERSTANDING <ul><li>Successful treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Effective self management </li></ul>
  3. 3. KNOWLEGDE <ul><li>WHAT IS: </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Sclerosis ? </li></ul><ul><li>Type of Multiple Sclerosis ? </li></ul><ul><li>Basic principles of disease management ? </li></ul><ul><li>Prognosis ? </li></ul>
  4. 4. NORMAL LIFESTYLE <ul><li>How to cope </li></ul><ul><li>Family problems </li></ul><ul><li>Social profile </li></ul><ul><li>Employment problems </li></ul>
  5. 5. People are not born knowing how to cope with MS
  6. 6. Understanding doesn’t come with the diagnosis of MS
  7. 7. Successful coping is a learned behavior
  8. 8. The doctor is dependent on you and your descriptive ability
  9. 9. DIAGNOSIS <ul><li>M ysterious </li></ul><ul><li>S yndrome </li></ul>
  10. 10. FIND A DOCTOR WHO: <ul><li>Knowledgeable </li></ul><ul><li>Listens to you </li></ul><ul><li>Uses a team approach </li></ul><ul><li>Unique or disease specific </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist </li></ul>
  11. 11. Learn as much as possible Take responsibility for your health
  12. 12. Is there a perfect doctor?
  13. 13. Partnership <ul><li>Do not get angry </li></ul><ul><li>Tell all </li></ul><ul><li>Take medications as prescribed </li></ul><ul><li>Seek information/help </li></ul>
  14. 14. Working with your doctor <ul><li>Write down questions in importance of answers </li></ul><ul><li>Make it a pleasant experience </li></ul><ul><li>Get the best treatment possible </li></ul>
  15. 15. Coping Techniques <ul><li>Understand your MS </li></ul><ul><li>Get the best treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Learn relaxation techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt an exercise program </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue an interest/hobby </li></ul><ul><li>Join a support group </li></ul><ul><li>Contact MS Society </li></ul>

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