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Multiple Sclerosis

A Guide for Families, Third Edition


Rosalind Kalb

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Because most people who are diagnosed with MS are between the ages of 15-55 years, the disease has a significant impact, not only on the individual with the disease, but also on the family members and loved ones whose lives are interwoven with them.

Families experiencing multiple sclerosis often find themselves in uncharted territory. Prior patterns of interacting with each other may no longer work roles often shift with dramatic emotional impact guilt, anger, sadness, and a sense of burden may create a barrier to intimacy, joy, growth, and family unity. There are ways out of this debilitating situation, and many families have restored their balance, humor, productivity and family solidarity. Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families can lead the way for your family to strengthen its coping skills and to receive targeted information about the disease and its ramifications.

This complete yet highly readable guide for families living with multiple sclerosis addresses these issues and more. Families must learn how to strike a reasonable balance between the interests and needs of its members, and to accommodate the limitations imposed by MS without allowing them to impact every aspect of family life. This is easier said than done, and extensive discussions consider how the basic goals of living with this chronic disease can be met."

Product Details

  • Publication Date September 01, 2005
  • Page Count 222
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603101

About The Author(s)

Dr. Rosalind Kalb MD

Rosalind C. Kalb is 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.

Table of Contents

"Foreword by Nancy Holland
When MS Joins the Family
Emotional and Cognitive Issues
The Family's Relationship with the Physician and the Healthcare Team
Sexuality and Intimacy
Fertility, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
Parenting with MS
Parenting a Child or Teenager with MS
Adults with MS and Their Parents
The Care-giving Relationship
Planning Wisely for Possible Care Needs
General Health and Well-Being
Life Planning: Financial and Legal Considerations
Supportive Educational Resources for the Family
Appendix A: Additional Readings
Appendix B: Recommended Resources
Appendix C: Professional Biographies of the Authors