How can I help a newly diagnosed person with MS?

How can I help a newly diagnosed person with MS?

How can I help a newly diagnosed person with MS?

Ask how your friend is doing, then be ready to listen. Listening without judgment or interruption is one of the most helpful things you can do for any friend, including one with MS. Ask how you can help — but be honest about what you can provide, and say no if you really can’t give what your friend needs.

Which type of MS has best prognosis?

And, among African-Americans, the disease tends to be a more progressive form and progression can be quicker. MS prognosis is thought to be better for people with relapsing-remitting MS than for those with progressive forms of MS, likely because of a better response to disease-modifying therapies.

How can I help my child with MS?

What does it mean?

  1. encourage the person with MS to involve the children,
  2. offer an opportunity for the children to meet the health professionals and see what goes on,
  3. offer age appropriate support and information intermittently.

Does MS progress faster kids?

People who have had pediatric MS tend to physically progress more slowly than people who develop MS as adults.

What impacts do you think a child who has been diagnosed with MS would have?

But people who had the condition in childhood or adolescence can have physical disability at an earlier age. The disease also may cause greater challenges with thinking and emotions for children and teens, and may affect their schoolwork, self-image, and relationships with peers.

How do I talk to my child about multiple sclerosis?

Tips on talking to children about your MS

  1. try to choose a time of day when your child isn’t too tired or distracted.
  2. pick the right setting.
  3. don’t feel you have to tell them everything about MS all at once.
  4. don’t worry if you don’t know the answer!
  5. use medical terms, and explain them.

How do you explain multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS , the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body.