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.
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
Just like your muscles need exercise, your brain needs mental workouts to stay in shape. But your gray matter gets so good at doing your daily routine that it barely has to work at it. So, you have to go above and beyond your everyday activities to stimulate it. That can help you prevent or reverse
When you help a loved one through some of the big life changes that come with aging, you'll share the good times and some of the tougher ones. Be prepared with these tips.
As people get older, their needs change. The home they live in might not work for them anymore. For example, your mom may need a
You may hear more now about ADHD than ever, but just how common is it? That's hard to say exactly, because researchers have used different techniques to answer that question. Many reports estimate that anywhere from 5% to 8% of school-age kids have the disorder. But the CDC now puts it at 11%. Some
"Your child has ADHD." For most families, that means the beginning of a long trek through the world of pharmaceuticals. Medications are the top treatment for ADHD, and they're effective for 80% of kids with the disorder. But many parents worry about side effects and want to exhaust every other optio
Duane Gordon was a project manager at a firm in Montreal when his boss asked him to run the Monday morning meeting. "I was excited because this was obviously a test of [whether] I could eventually be groomed for taking over the department," he recalls. That discussion took place on Friday afternoon.
If those dog days of summer make your multiple sclerosis symptoms flare, it's time to make a fashion statement against the heat. Shop for the right clothes so you can keep cool and look great, too! "Most people with MS have heat sensitivity," says Barbara Giesser, MD, of the David Geffen UCLA School
Everyone wants to get a good night's sleep. But when you have ADHD, it can be a challenge. Sleep problems often go hand in hand with ADHD. And when you don't sleep well, you can have more trouble with your focus.
First, work with your doctor to find and treat any problems outside of your ADHD that m
When you have ADHD, it may feel like you can’t help what you’re going to say. Talking impulsively is a symptom, but there are ways to keep yourself in check and avoid embarrassment.
With ADHD, it can be hard to pick up on social cues. So you have to make an extra effort to figure out what's going on