The bladder in multiple sclerosis.

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The bladder in multiple sclerosis.

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A Guide for Caregivers mAnAGinG mAjor ChAnGes A Guide for Caregivers by TAnyA r Adford Tanya Radford is a freelance health writer. This publication is supported by contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from its members and friends. Reviewed by members of the Client Education Committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Clinical Advisory Board. © 2011 NATioNAl MS SoCiETy. All RighTS RESERvEd. on the cover and right Kim, diagnosed in 1986. Table of Contents Forward................................................................... 1 Part.I:.Emotional.Support..................................... 2 handling stress and caregiver burnout ............................ 2 “Why doesn’t anyone ask how i am?” ............................... 3 Taking care of the caregiver ............................................. 4. outside activities ............................................................ 4. Two-way communication ................................................. 5 Effective ways to acknowledge feelings ........................... 5. handling unpredictability ............................................... 5. dependency and isolation ............................................... 6. Anger............................................................................... 6. Avoiding abuse ................................................................ 7 Sex and intimacy ............................................................. 8 Part.II:.Caring.at.Home......................................... 9 Adapting for safety, accessibility, and comfort ................ 9 Flexible roles ................................................................. 10 helping with daily activities .......................................... 11. Roles and gender differences ......................................... 11. Medical issues ............................................................... 12 The health care team and symptom management ........... 12. it isn’t

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