The MS Workbook
About the Book
Your Essential Guide to Living Well with MS
You can live a fuller and more rewarding life with multiple sclerosis. In this book you'll find clear, practical tips for taking care of your health, your livelihood, and your relationships-step-by-step advice for creating real change in your life.
Recommended by leaders in the nation's top MS organizations, this book offers you more than just strategies for dealing with physical challenges. The authors, a team of experienced doctors and psychologists, offer tips to help you manage the emotional aspects of MS, too. Put these clear and straightforward techniques to use in your life today for greater physical comfort and mobility, financial security, and a more positive state of mind.
- Learn how to:
- Manage your physical and mental health care
- Negotiate accommodation and comfort issues in the workplace
- Stay on top of financial matters, including health insurance
- Foster a strong sense of spirituality and community
- Enjoy more intimate relationships and a better sex life
- Utilize government and private resources and other sources of support
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This incredibly valuable workbook can help people with MS better understand and cope with their disease. It's an easy-to-follow guide to a better quality of life that includes clear illustrations, checklists, and quizzes devoid of confusing medical lingo. A must-have for patients, it focuses on the challenges (and opportunities) of dealing with MS.
—Jack Burks, MD, vice president and chief medical officer of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
I welcome The MS Workbook into the library of resources for people living with MS. This comprehensive, user-friendly workbook provides a valuable roadmap for those who are navigating the challenges of MS. Recognizing the potential impact of MS on virtually every aspect of daily life-including the physical, emotional, social, vocational, and spiritual-the authors have assembled for people with MS and their concerned others an array of useful tools for coping, decision-making, and problem-solving.
—Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D., director of the Professional Resource Center of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a clinical psychologist specializing in the care of people with MS and their families
Two thumbs way up for The MS Workbook! I will recommend this practical, concise, and easy-to-read book to all my clients with multiple sclerosis. The workbook simplifies difficult to understand but frequently encountered concerns for both the recently diagnosed and those who have been living with multiple sclerosis for years. Examples of topics addressed include stress and mood, employment, health insurance, complimentary and alternative medicine, managing cognitive changes, sexuality and applying for disability insurance. The workbook goes beyond just information sharing and provides numerous worksheets, checklists, and self-assessment tools to promote problem solving and action. The workbook is written with a can-do, take-charge approach, designed to empower those with multiple sclerosis. The workbook's practical advice on living with multiple sclerosis is invaluable and will quickly become the standard resource in the coming years.
—Daniel E. Rohe Ph.D. ABPP, associate professor of psychology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
The MS Workbook helps people with MS take control of the challenges presented by chronic illness. This is the first step in resuming important life roles and maintaining a positive quality of life.
-Richard T. Roessler, Ph.D., CRC, university professor in the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas and former codirector of the National Multiple Sclerosis Employment Project