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Archive for May 2013

Minimizing Your Risk of Falls

Posted by pae on 24th May 2013

The seventh presentation in the 2013 LINKS Teleconference Series took place on May 14. A common effect of MS is impaired mobility, including difficulty walking. Because of mobility problems and other symptoms, those with MS are at significant risk for falls and the resulting, potentially life-changing consequences of fall-related injuries. This teleconference was designed for people living with MS who are ambulatory but who may be at risk for falling. Learn about fall risks, tips and strategies to reduce the risk for falling, and exercises directed at improving postural alignment, balance, endurance.

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Healthy Living with MS: Diet & Nutrition

Posted by pae on 24th May 2013

The eighth presentation in the 2013 LINKS Teleconference Series took place on May 21. Maintenance of general good health is very important for those with MS or any chronic disorder. A well-balanced and carefully planned diet will help to achieve this goal and put you in the best possible shape to deal with whatever challenges MS brings your way. Learn about the benefits of the anti-inflammatory approach to lifestyle choices and tools to make wise diet choices, no matter what your current state of health.

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Tips and Gadgets

Posted by pae on 13th May 2013

The sixth presentation in the 2013 LINKS Teleconference Series took place on May 7. Are you tired of losing your glasses, keys and anything else that passes through your hands? Do you feel your memory is taking a long lunch break? This teleconference featured discussion and sharing of simple, low-cost tips and gadgets that can make your day a little easier. Learn how to develop your own strategies and take some control over MS, as well as strategies for dealing with cognitive problems commonly associated with MS.

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The Hidden Effects of MS: Financial Survivability

Posted by pae on 9th May 2013

The fifth presentation in the 2013 LINKS Teleconference Series took place on April 30. Maintaining financial security is a high priority for people living with an unpredictable disease. The aim of this teleconference was to provide a basic understanding of how to apply for government benefits, prepare financially, review legal considerations including Special Needs Trusts, and the importance of family communication. Financial survivability with a chronic disease is possible with early and ongoing financial planning.

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