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Saturday, April 25, 2015
- Utensils with easy-grip handles
- Grabbers to help you reach items on high shelves
- Electric can opener
- Rocker knives to help you cut food with less effort
Hallways and Stairs
- Put handrails on both sides of the stairs.
- Get a stair lift if you can't get up and down stairs on your own.
- Install night lights with motion sensors along stairs, hallways, and throughout your home.
- A bed that raises and lowers by pushing a button
- Button and zipper hooks, a long-handle shoehorn, and sock aids to help you put on and fasten clothing
- A bedside commode so you don't have to walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night
- Lever faucet handles that are simple to turn
- Tub bench or shower chair so you can sit while you wash
- Handheld shower head that reaches down to you
- Non-skid surfaces in the shower or tub to prevent falls
- A raised or adjustable toilet seat
- A bidet toilet attachment to help you get clean after you use the toilet
- "Bottom Buddy" tool that holds the toilet paper while you wipe and releases it into the toilet after you finish
Tools in the Office
- An adjustable computer, keyboard, and mouse that you can raise or lower to your level
- Arm supports on your desk chair
- Software that lets you dictate text into the computer or enlarges the text on your computer screen
- Anti-glare computer screen to protect your eyes
- Fan at your workstation or a cooling vest so you don't overheat
You can keep your memory sharp with some easy tips and tricks -- from old-fashioned sticky notes to high-tech gadgets.
Tools to Help You Remember
Tricks to Keep Organized
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
MS Experts Join New Medical Advisory Board at MS Views & News Multiple Sclerosis News Today
Read about the two MS experts invited to compose the new Medical Advisory Board at MS Views & News.
- Heidi Ledford - 22 April 2015
WASHINGTON -- Multiple sclerosis may be more of a continuum than three distinct types of disease, and a new model attempts to capture that nuance, researchers reported here.
The "topographical" model could provide a new way of looking at disease course, Stephen Krieger, MD, of Mount Sinai in New York City, told MedPage Today.
"There's thought that MS is more of a continuum," Krieger said during an interview. "We should not think in terms of those categories, but we should think of it as a mixture of relapses and progression and how specifically they mix together."
Currently, MS is classified as being in one of three groups: relapsing-remitting, secondary progressive, and primary progressive. But Krieger -- a protege of Fred Lublin, MD, of Mount Sinai, who created the 3-category model of MS -- said that system doesn't accurately capture the range of disease.
"There's real diagnostic uncertainty," Krieger told MedPage Today. "It takes us years to figure out which category someone is in. A lot of progressive patients stay like they are for years. You're not always sure which category someone fits into, nor do those categories tell us how someone's disease is going to progress."
For his new model -- which Krieger calls a "true admixture of inflammation and progression" that describes the clinical course of MS in a more biologically informed way -- he incorporated five factors: topographical distribution of lesions and the relapses they cause, relapse frequency, relapse severity, relapse recovery, and progression rate.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Monday, April 20, 2015