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Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)) [Paperback]

David L. Lander , Rosalind Kalb Ph.D. , Nancy Holland RN EdD MSCN , Barbara Giesser MD
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16 Feb 2007 For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)
Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) doesn’t have to mean your life is over. Everyone’s MS is different and no one can predict exactly what yours will be like. The fact is, lots of people live their lives with MS without making a full–time job of it. MS for Dummies gives you easy to access, easy to understand information about what happens with MS—what kinds of symptoms it can cause, how it can affect your life at home and at work, what you can do to feel and function up to snuff, and how you can protect yourself and your family against the long–term unpredictability of the disease. You′ll learn: Why some people get MS and others don’t How to make treatment and lifestyle choices that work for you What qualities to look for in a neurologist and in the rest of your healthcare team How to manage fatigue, walking problems, and visual changes Why the road to diagnosis can be full of twists and turns How to understand the pros and cons of alternative medicine Why and how to talk to your kids about MS How to find stress management strategies that work for you Your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act Complete with listings of valuable resources such as other books, Web sites, and community agencies and organizations that you can tap for information or assistance , MS for Dummies will tell you everything you need to know in order to make educated choices and comfortable decisions about life with MS.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (16 Feb 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470055928
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470055922
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 18.8 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 423,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Get the latest on medications and treatment options Take charge of your MS and live a full, active, and satisfying life Need to know more about MS? This friendly, authoritative guide gives you expert advice on making personal treatment choices, managing symptoms, staying healthy, and maximizing your health insurance options — as well as how to deal with relapses and complications so you can keep your life on track. "When I found out I had MS, other than finally having a label for my problem, I still had no idea what to do with it. . . . Had I had a wonderful book as simple to navigate, yet as comprehensive as Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies, my family and I would have saved a lot of time and aggravation. . . . After reading Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies, you will be much more capable of asking your doctor the right questions, and that makes you an effective component of your own treatment." —David L. Lander ("Squiggy" from Laverne & Shirley), proud member of the MS community Discover how to Get an accurate diagnosis Assemble your healthcare team Cope with advanced symptoms Enjoy family life with MS Request accommodations at work Explain MS to others

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The authors’ shared commitment to multiple sclerosis (MS) began more than 25 years ago at the MS Care Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, under the direction of Labe Scheinberg, MD, who is considered by many to be the father of MS comprehensive care. Rosalind Kalb, PhD, is Associate Vice President of the Professional Resource Center at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York City. After receiving her doctorate in clinical psychology from Fordham University in 1977, Dr. Kalb began her career at the MS Care Center, providing individual, group, and family therapy for people living with MS. Dr. Kalb is the author of the National MS Society’s Knowledge is Power series for individuals newly diagnosed with MS and is an editor of Keep S’myelin, the newsletter for children who have a parent with MS. Dr. Kalb has edited two books on MS — Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need, 3rd Edition (Demos Medical Publishing, 2004), and Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families, 3rd Edition (Demos Medical Publishing, 2006). She is also coauthor, along with Nicholas LaRocca, PhD, of the book Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Cognitive Challenges (Demos Medical Publishing, 2006). Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, is Vice President of Clinical Programs at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York City. Prior to joining the Society, Dr. Holland served as the MS Care Center’s Clinic Coordinator and Director of Training for 15 years. She is a founding director of the International Organization of MS Nurses. She is also author or editor of more than 60 MSrelated articles, chapters, and books, including Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis , 2nd Edition (Demos Medical Publishing, 2002), Multiple Sclerosis: A Self–Care Guide for Wellness , 2nd Edition (Demos Medical Publishing, 2005), and Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed , 3rd Edition (Demos Medical Publishing, 2007). Dr. Holland earned a doctorate in higher and adult education from Columbia University, and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing. Barbara Giesser, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology and Clinical Director of the MS Program at the University of Los Angeles (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine. She also serves as the Medical Director of the UCLA Marilyn Hilton MS Achievement Center. Dr. Giesser has specialized in the care of persons with MS since 1982, beginning with her training at the MS Care Center. She has been an invited lecturer to speak about MS in regional, national, and international venues, and has published research in the areas of cognition, gender issues, and rehabilitation strategies in persons with MS. Additionally, she has been active in developing educational materials about MS for medical students, residents, healthcare professionals, and people with MS for organizations including the NMSS and the American Academy of Neurology.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ms for Dummies 22 Aug 2009
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I bought this book both as a person who suffers from MS and a fan of the For Dummies books, I found the book very informative. like other Dummies books it can be read cover to cover or just dipped into to research a particular symptom or resource. I would recomend this book anyone with MS or to carers, family and friends who want to improve their understanding of MS.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what i was looking for 19 Jan 2010
This is a brilliant book for any one that has ms. Especially good for those that have recently been diagnosed with it. I found this great to give to my friends and family to help them understand ms. Ms wasnt so scary after reading this. A brilliant book that is always there to refer to when a new question comes up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book 8 Jan 2010
I have recently been diagnosed with MS and bought this book to understand more about my illness. This is an excellent reference source. You can dip in and out of it without having to read from cover to cover, and understand what is happening and things to help with symptoms.
I would highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny Book!! 16 Jun 2010
I really enjoyed reading this book. It had a lot of good information about MS but it did it in a humorous way! Having MS is not funny i know but for me it helps to poke fun at it, it feels like you're getting your own back on it slightly!!
The format was easy to understand and i liked the little condensed hints that it contained.
If you have a specific topic/symptom etc you want to research it is very easy to go straight to it rather than scroll through the book endlessly.
These books are great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Liam 19 Dec 2010
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I bought this for a friend that was newly diagnosed and it's proven invaluable to him. These books are excellent and pretty much a one stop shop when it comes to educating yourself about any condition.
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