This completely revised second edition of Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier contains tips, techniques and shortcuts to help MS patients organise 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 issuesTravel tips for weekend getaways or extended travelUnique product suggestions for practical helpful items that make everyday tasks easierResource section to easily locate products and servicesMultiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier, Second Edition is a valuable resource for individuals living with MS, family members, caregivers and medical professionals.
Shelley Peterman Schwarz and her husband, Dave, live in Madison, Wisconsin. At the time of her 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.
Preface; General Tips for Making Life Easier; General Tips; Community Resources, Resources. In Your Home; Home Safety and Accessibility; Safety; 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; Laundry; Your Home Office - Computers and Technology; Resources. Looking Good, Feeling Better; Grooming; Dressing Tips; Simple Clothing Alterations; Hose and Footwear; Shopping for Clothes; General Clothing Shopping Tips; Choosing the Right Clothing; Accessories; Resources. 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; Reading; Watching Television; Playing Games; Resources. Managing Medical Issues. Record Keeping and Research; Doctors' Appointments; Medications and Medical Tests; The Hospital; Resources. Weekend Getaways and Extended Travel; Preparing for Your Trip; Packing; Traveling by Car; Air Travel; Foreign Travel; Staying at a Motel or Hotel; Resources. Index.