Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, the Answers You Need

Author(s): Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D.


Suitable for those who have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and those who share their lives with someone who has it, this guide covers a range of topics in a question and answer format that allows people to easily find the information they need while providing a model of successful communication with healthcare providers.


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"A most worthwhile resource for people with MS, their families and caregivers, and the medical and other support staff who work with them. Highly recommended."--Library Journal 11/1/2011 "In this comprehensive new edition, Dr. Kalb and colleagues have successfully blended together the expertise of professionals with real-life examples that bear witness to the realities of life with MS. If you could have only one resource for MS information, this is the one. Every professional who works in the field of MS as well as people with MS and their families would benefit from the critical questions posed in this book and the cogent answers provided."--Peggy Crawford, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati Medical School

Rosalind Kalb, PhD, is Associate Vice President of the Professional Resource Center at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) in New York City, providing educational materials and consultation services for healthcare professionals. She is the author of Multiple Sclerosis a Guide for Families, 3rd Edition and co-author of Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Cognitive Challenges both published by Demos Health. She is co-author of The A to Z of Multiple Sclerosis published by Checkmark Books in 2006, and is co-author of Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies. She regularly publishes in professional journals and speaks all over on the world on the subject.

Part I MS: What's it all about?, What Should I Know About this Book?, MS: An Introduction to the Disease, Who Gets MS and Why?, Symptom Management at a Glance; Part II: How is MS Treated?, How MS Treatments are Developed, Considering the Options for Managing Relapses and the Disease Course, Looking at Complementary and Alternative Medicine, The Role of Physical Therapy: Strategies to Enhance Independence and Productivity at Home and at Work, The Role of Occupational Therapy: Strategies to Enhance Independence and Productivity at Home and at Work, How MS Affects Sexuality and Intimacy, Speech and Voice Problems: Assessing and Managing, Swallowing Problems, Cognitive Challenges; Part III: How Do Individuals and Families Cope with the Challenge of MS?, Coping and Adaptation: Making a Place for MS in Your Life, Emotional Changes and the Role of Stress, How MS Affects the Family, Fertility, Pregnancy, Childbirth and Gynecologic Care, Children Get MS Too; Part IV: What Are the Recommended Financial and Life Planning Strategies?, Maximizing Employment Options, Managing the Insurance Maze, Thinking Proactively About Long-Term Care, Effective Life Planning Begins Now, Appendixes, Glossary, NMSS Disease Management Consensus Statement, Additional Readings, Recommended Resources.

General Fields

  • : 9781936303168
  • : Demos Medical Publishing
  • : Demos Medical Publishing
  • : 0.776
  • : December 2011
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 22mm
  • : United States
  • : January 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D.
  • : Paperback
  • : 5th Revised edition
  • : 616.834
  • : 350
  • : illustrations