Confidence College will leave you better informed about Multiple Sclerosis – increasing your confidence and empowering you to have the right conversations. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis & My story. Treatments for multiple sclerosis. Brochure The MS Disease Modifying Medications. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptoms & Treatment - National Sleep Foundation. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys myelin, a membrane that covers axons in the brain and spinal cord.
Myelin serves both to protect axons and to speed the conduction of electrical impulses along nerve fibers. The destruction of myelin results in scarring and loss of nerve cells and can lead to a whole host of symptoms for MS patients, including paralysis, depression, loss of memory, fatigue and problems with vision, balance, bladder and bowel control. Positive About MS. Motoring with multiple sclerosis Jul 14. Gallop. Multiple Sclerosis, Early Symptom MS. Virtual Hope Box. The Virtual Hope Box mobile application received the 2014 Department of Defense Innovation Award for its unique application of technology in supporting behavioral health in service members and military families.
The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a smartphone application designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Patients and providers can work together to personalize the VHB content on the patient's own smartphone according to the patient's specific needs. The patient can then use the VHB away from clinic, continuing to add or change content as needed. The VHB provides help with emotional regulation and coping with stress via personalized supportive audio, video, pictures, games, mindfulness exercises, positive messages and activity planning, inspirational quotes, coping statements, and other tools. Screenshots Who developed the VHB? Best Multiple Sclerosis iPhone and Android Apps of 2015. Multiple Sclerosis App MS self app. …with the MS self app, the power is in your hands.
Access unique tools and fun features anytime, anywhere. The MS self app is designed to help you manage your MS. With one free download to your iPhone® and/or iPad®, you’ll have 24/7 access to fun, user-friendly tools and MS-related information and advice that may be beneficial to you. Tell your journal how you’re feeling: Write about your moods, thoughts, and what you’re doing when you feel like sharing. Gain insight about your health: Search and review past entries to get a snapshot of your progress. Arm yourself with knowledge: Staying informed is key to managing your MS. Earn fun personal achievements: Tell your journal about your day, read lots of Fact Cards or explore ways to use the app to win achievements or unlock hints to score secret ones. Sleep Cycle alarm clock.
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MS International Federation. Neuropsychology services for MS - what MS Nurse specialists want. Jo Johnson, Consultant Neuropsychologist, Storrington, West Sussex Leigh Johnson, Data Analyst, Bristol Way Ahead 2011;15(4):10-11 The National Service Framework (NSF) for long-term conditions1 and the NICE guidelines for MS2 recommend that people with MS and their families are provided with access to psychological support for themselves and their carers in a way that is consistent and easy to access.
MS is a disease that can present with well known physical problems as well as psychological and psychiatric symptoms. In addition the fact that an individual lives with a long-term condition can in itself cause psychological and psychiatric problems. Quality of life studies have shown that it is often the non physical symptoms of MS that are the most challenging to a person's sense of well-being, work and family life. Survey of NP services The questions asked were designed to elucidate four key aspects of NP availability: NHNN MS services. The multiple sclerosis (MS) multidisciplinary team offers a wide range of expert specialist advice regarding MS management.
Specialist clinics and services include a one-stop diagnostic clinic, rapid access relapse management service, disease modifying therapies, current research projects, symptom management, rehabilitation, complex symptom management and end-of-life care. We have a team of specialist nurses who provide support and run both conventional outpatient clinics and telephone clinics. Our MS team is aware that people want access to timely assessment, expertise and advice and that people’s needs may vary according to the stage of their condition. In order to meet needs we have set up a number of clinics that aim to make sure that our patients see the right person in the right place at the right time. Home - Shift.ms. Shrinking the smirch: a new book and online community to help people with MS think about their symptoms.
Jo Johnson is a consultant neuropsychologist with a special interest in MS.
Here she explains the thinking behind her forthcoming book, Shrinking the smirch, and introduces a new Facebook group where people can share practical tips for living with long term conditions In 2008 I wrote a book called Shrinking the monster. The book encouraged people with MS to think about their symptoms as something external to them. There is evidence that this can be a useful way of taking a fresh look at troubling symptoms and managing the challenges long-term health conditions can create. Some people do this naturally. This idea seemed to be a bit like marmite: some loved it and some hated it. Many people contacted me to say their MS was represented by something much less dominant or tangible than a monster. Shrinking the smirch will be published by Speechmark in March 2014. MS Trust - Information, education, research and support.
Jo Johnson, consultant neuropsychologist Open Door - August 2008 pages 12-13 What is the monster?
'Shrinking the monster' is a technique I have been developing over the last year. The idea focuses on trying to imagine MS as something separate to you. Of course, we all know that this is not true. Where did the monster come from? Resources. The MS Society has a huge library of free resources covering everything important to people affected by MS.
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