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Multiple Sclerosis

300 Tips for Making Life Easier, 2nd Edition

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This completely revised second edition of Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier contains tips, techniques, and shortcuts to help MS patients organize and simplify their lives. With over 300 tips readers will learn to conserve valuable time and energy, develop techniques for making life easier, so they can enjoy life to the fullest.

From basic principles to unique solutions for saving time and energy to specific ideas, this book is packed with helpful information for those coping with the special challenges of a chronic illness. Updated chapters cover Home Safety and Accessibility Computers and Technology Looking Good, Feeling Better - Grooming and Dressing Managing Mealtime and much more. NEW sections include:

  • Managing medical issues
  • Travel tips for weekend getaways or extended travel
  • Unique product suggestions for practical helpful items that make everyday tasks easier
  • Resource section to easily locate products and services

Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier, 2nd Edition is a valuable resource for individuals living with MS, family members, caregivers, and medical professionals.


Product Details

  • Publication Date March 01, 2006
  • Page Count 128
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603217

Editorial Review(s)

"..full of wonderful ideas on everything from home safety and accessibility to dressing and absolute ""must have"" for every individual with MS." -- The MSAA Motivator

"...a compendium of tips, techniques, and life-task shortcuts...learned from personal experience...essential reading for all (people with) MS, their families and caregivers..."-- Bookwatch

" absolute 'must have' for every individual with MS..."-- Lois Thistle, MSAA Client

"...helpful for health professionals to use as a resource for information on tools that may help persons with MS...also useful for people with MS to learn very simple and practical tips for everyday life. It is well organized by topic, easy to read, clearly written, and with up-to-date references which include addresses, phone, and web sites."--Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

About The Author(s)

Shelley Peterman Schwarz

Shelley Peterman Schwarz and her husband, Dave, live in Madison, Wisconsin. At the time of her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 1979, Shelley was working part-time as a teacher of the deaf. Since 1985 she has published more than 300 articles and received numerous awards including the Mother of the Year from the Wisconsin Chapter of the National MS Society, the Partner in Health award from the Combined Health Appeal of America, and the Spirit of the American Woman award from J.C. Penney. Her nationally syndicated, "Making Life Easier" column appears in numerous newspapers and magazines across the country.

Table of Contents

General Tips for Making Life Easier
General Tips
Community Resources, Resources.
In Your Home
Home Safety and Accessibility
Lighting and Light Switches
Doorknobs, Doors, and Doorways
Under Lock and Key
Ramps, Railings, Stairs, and Grab Bars
Faucets and Sinks
The Bathroom
The Bedroom
Furniture and Rugs
Housecleaning Details
Your Home Office - Computers and Technology
Looking Good, Feeling Better
Dressing Tips
Simple Clothing Alterations
Hose and Footwear
Shopping for Clothes
General Clothing Shopping Tips
Choosing the Right Clothing
Managing Mealtime Madness
Making Your Kitchen More Accessible
Meal Planning and Preparation
Serving Meals
Streamlining Grocery Shopping
Making and/or Using Simple Adaptive Devices at Mealtimes
Resources. Taking Care of YOU
Improving Memory and Concentration
Quiet Restful Activities
Watching Television
Playing Games
Resources. Managing Medical Issues
Record Keeping and Research
Doctors' Appointments
Medications and Medical Tests
The Hospital
Weekend Getaways and Extended Travel
Preparing for Your Trip
Traveling by Car
Air Travel
Foreign Travel
Staying at a Motel or Hotel