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Multiple Sclerosis Care

AdobeStock_62855582-minWhen you receive a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, it may be difficult to grasp the full spectrum of complications that may arise as the disease progresses. You will likely have a lot of questions, which your doctor may be able to address. Everyone experiences MS differently; a neuropsychologist is the ideal professional to assess your situation.

Dementia takes on many forms, and cognitive dysfunction is one of the characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis. MS is a disease that affects the central nervous system; dementia is a broad term that refers to brain disorders. Since the brain is a major organ in the nervous system, MS can be considered a form of dementia but is not a mental illness and is not as severe as Alzheimer’s disease.

What are the symptoms of MS?

  • Dizziness, difficulty keeping your balance
  • Drastic changes in your gait
  • Short term memory loss
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Brain atrophy (detected via MRI)
  • Slower information processing capabilities
  • Problems with abstract reasoning
  • Visual-spatial abilities weakened (e.g. driving)

Retire at Home Halton can help you manage your disease by helping with things like:

  • Memory exercises
  • Arranging for transportation
  • Buying groceries/picking up prescriptions
  • Physiotherapy
  • Catheter care
  • General housekeeping services

To find out how Retire at Home Halton can serve your specific needs, contact us for a complimentary consultation: 

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