Multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis This booklet includes- The symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis The impact of Multiple Sclerosis The signs of Multiple Sclerosis What is multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that affects the brain and the spine, eventually it ends in not being able to control muscles, loss of vision, not being able to balance, and numbness. When you suffer from multiple sclerosis the brain and spine are damaged by the immune system, this is known as an autoimmune disease. The symptoms- The symptoms affect every person differently, they vary on how much damage has been done to the nerves. Some symptoms include: -visual Problems: the visual problems are one of the first to occur normally.
Depending what part of brain this occurs in it will affect the way an individual thinks, remembers, walks and communicates. There is a range of causes of dementia here are son of them: • Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is caused by nerves cells dying in certain parts of the brain and the connection between affected nerve cells deteriorates. As dementia progresses it spreads and affects other parts of the brain. The cause of brain cells dying and deterioration of the connectors is not fully known yet.
In MS the immune system mistakes myelin as a foreign body and attacks it, this damages it and strips it off the nerve fibre leaving scars known as lesions or plaques. By the myelin being damaged messages are disrupted, they can slow down, be distorted or not get through at all. As
Treating Multiple Sclerosis with Exercise Abstract Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive disease affecting the central nervous system, making up the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. MS is a chronic disease and is often disabling; hindering patients’ ability to live a pain free, active life. Symptoms are sporadic and can either be mild or severe and vary widely with each person. There is currently not a cure for multiple sclerosis, but strategies and medications that alleviate symptoms associated with this disease. Although there are diverse studies/medical opinions on what is most effective in terms of treatment, exercise is one most preferred for MS patients.
A sample group were chosen consisting of those who display “distressing” behaviours on a regular basis but are labelled as being “aggressive”. A common thread emerged which gave rise to a need for more meaningful interaction and occupation and for them to feel that they belonged. As one lady said, “We need help in finding purpose to our days. There is nothing to do here and we feel we don’t belong”. Meaningful occupation is central to our well being so that boredom and apathy do not have a chance to set in (Downs and Bowers 2008).
You are protecting them when you use your best judgment, even if that means they wont be able to do what everyone else is doing. Now a days it is so much more important to be a parent, then a friend. They have plenty of friends that will mislead them, and take them down the wrong path. They need parents to keep them on the straight and
At other times, it is possible to take as much time as you need. Note: It is a good idea to include your parents in your decision. If they are part of the discussion they can support and help you think things through. A true consent must be valid. You must feel free to make your own decision without pressure from anyone.
Living with Alzheimer’s When you hear the word Alzheimer’s what comes to your mind? Most of us see Alzheimer’s as a simple memory loss disease that elderly people get, however it is much more than that. It affects many people in numerous ways that we all should become aware of. It is an epidemic that is silently sweeping across our nation taking lives daily and tearing families apart. For Orangeburg County, Alzheimer’s is killing many elderly people due to genetics and age because people are not aware of the causes, symptoms, treatments, and preventions, they do not know how to function with it and do not know the effects it has on your body, and family members do not get the help or support that they need.
In this way depression can also work as “taking a break”, everyone needs a break sometimes. That’s why there are breaks at work a time to reflect. “Some may find writing in a journal may also help, occasionally writing down your emotions helps a person to get organized or organizes their thoughts, confusions and the way they feel overwhelmed.” (Thompson, p 87) Also, exercising increases your serotonin levels. Which means some of the “not-so-great” feelings one might be having may get better with exercise. Keep yourself active whenever possible, If all else fails and still they don’t see any results, dealing with it on their own.
Independence Supporting individuals to do as much as they possibly can for themselves to promote their independence. I need to make sure that I do not take over and do things for them instead of allowing them to get on with their lives as they wish. I just need to manage the risk so that they are able to participate in daily life and get on with living Dignity and respect- with all aspects of their lives including how they wish to be addressed. Listening to what individuals have to say