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  1. Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Tips

    Your mom or dad has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. While your first feeling may be worry, you can get support to help you guide your parent’s care and manage costs. That way you can make the most of your time together. Several local, national, and online resources can help you find care fo

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  2. 10 Questions About Multiple Sclerosis

    There are four types: Relapsing-remitting. This is the most common form. You have flare-ups followed by periods without symptoms, called recovery. Primary-progressive. With this type, you do not get the ups and downs. Your symptoms get worse over time. Secondary-progressive. You get flares and recov

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  3. Alternative Medicine and Complementary Care for MS

    A variety of alternative and complementary treatments can help with MS symptoms like pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms. Research is still new, so they haven't been fully tested yet. But many people get relief from them. In acupuncture, a professional inserts thin needles into specific points in you

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  4. 5 Things Your Loved One Isn’t Telling You About MS

    If you have a significant other, friend, or relative with multiple sclerosis (MS), you might know about some of the physical problems that can come with the disease. But chances are, that’s only part of what your loved one deals with.  MS can cause invisible symptoms that can be tricky to talk about

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  5. 5 Myths About Alzheimer's Disease

    Get the facts about Alzheimer's disease as we clear up five common misunderstandings. Most people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. But it can happen when you’re younger, too. About 5% of people with the disease get symptoms in their 30s, 40s, or 50s. It’s called early-onset Alzheimer’s. People who

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  6. MS and Your Social Life

    Keep your social life going strong -- with a little planning and some support from your friends. "We encourage patients to do as much as they feel comfortable doing," says Robert Bermel, MD, medical director of the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Cleveland Clinic. You can go out for dinner a

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  7. Life on the Go With MS

    You've got a lot going on in your daily world. Check out these ideas to get comfortable and stay on the move. Finding the right shoe can make walking a lot easier. It can help you manage symptoms like muscle stiffness, numbness, and balance problems. "While there are plentiful options of shoes in th

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  8. Multiple Sclerosis: Travel Planning

    Pack your bags and see the world! A little advance planning can make your vacation run smoothly. "I encourage patients to travel to all the places they want to visit," says Lily Jung-Henson, MD, a neurologist at Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle. "I have patients who've gone on safaris in Af

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  9. Eat Well and Thrive When You Have MS

    There isn't one specific diet that can treat MS, but healthy food can help you in lots of ways. These tips will help you eat right and feel better. A good rule of thumb: If it's good for your heart, it's good for the rest of your body. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and many experts agree t

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  10. MS and Your Sex Life

    Keep your sex life exciting, playful, and fun. The key is to take the time to find out what's important to you and your partner. Explore. Your body may feel different than it used to. Get in touch with that, says Rosalind Kalb, PhD, of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Lock the bedroom door,

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