Booklets

Countless books about MS are available, but sometimes you just want quick, concise answers on specific topics. If so, MS Focus booklets are the answer for you. In addition to explaining MS itself, booklets are available to give brief but thorough coverage of  topics like diet, exercise, alternative medicine, pediatric MS, and more.

Our booklets are educational tools used in doctor’s offices, schools, libraries, and human resource departments.  To request a copy, contact us by email at support@msfocus.org, call our Program Services Department at 888-MSFOCUS (673-6287), or use the Publication Request form.

Available booklets:

Multiple Sclerosis, Helpful Information for Patients and Families, 2nd Edition

An MS diagnosis can be confusing. It can become worse when dozens of statistics and medical jargon are added. This guide presents essential MS information in a reader-friendly format. For the recently diagnosed, this will detail everything you need to know about your diagnosis and provide important information and resources for living with MS.



 

Pregnancy for Women with MS

 

Many people affected by MS are in the prime of their lives, and want to know what effect MS may have on their plans for a family. This helpful guide separates fact from fiction, and provides the information you need to know about pregnancy and MS.



 

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for People with Multiple Sclerosis

This comprehensive, easy-to-read booklet explores the diverse and unique therapies that fall outside the scope of conventional medical treatment. Professionally reviewed by Dr. Allen C. Bowling, Medical Director at the Rocky Mountain MS Center, this booklet offers unbiased information on alternative therapies such as acupuncture, reflexology, biofeedback, meditation, and much more.



 

Intimacy and Sexuality with Multiple Sclerosis

Chronic disease and sexuality is, unfortunately, still a somewhat taboo topic. This booklet offers candid examination of the sexual concerns of individuals with MS. Frederick W. Foley, Ph.D., director of Neuropsychology and Psychosocial Research at Bernard Gimbel Comprehensive MS Center offers practical answers and empowering solutions for both men and women.



 

The Fitness Prescription

Doctors once believed that stress on the body and the increase in body temperature associated with exercise could prove harmful to those with MS. However, numerous studies have shown the safety and efficacy of appropriately designed exercise programs for individuals with MS, including increased muscle strength, improved aerobic capacity, and positive influences on quality of life. Learn about the many fitness options available - from aquatics and hippotherapy to yoga, Pilates, T’ai Chi and adaptive sports.



 

Nutrition and MS

Regardless of your current health status, everyone can improve their quality of life by focusing on those things that are within your power to change, and people with MS are no different. Regardless of the unpredictable nature of MS, your diet is something that is in your control. This booklet presents the basics of healthy eating, offers tips from doctors, and talks about some popular diets shown to improve health and quality of life.



 

Focus on Cognition

Research indicates that 30 to 70 percent of people with MS may have some deterioration in cognitive function. Our booklet is designed to help you understand why this happens, what steps you can take to improve cognitive function, and how to make the best of the cognitive ability you have. You will also learn tips on daily living with cognitive symptoms as well as where to look for help. Regardless of whether your suffer from cognitive issues or simply what to best prepare for the possible future, this booklet is the best place to start!
 
 

Women and MS

Dedicated to women and MS, the booklet, by Dr. Maria Houtchens and Dr. Katherine Standley, offers advice about issues the affect women, including pregnancy, medications, breastfeeding, menopause, CAM, self-image, screenings and exercise. 



 

Pediatric MS

Although relatively rare, pediatric MS presents unique challenges for children, their families, and medical professionals who might not realize the disease can occur in young people. This booklet in not only an introduction to pediatric MS, but also an overview of treatment options and suggestions about how both parents and kids can cope with the disease and its symptoms.



 

MS: A Guide for Families

A family's response to a diagnosis of MS can be as unpredictable as the disease itself. The myriad of feelings that arise may initially seem overwhelming. As a family, take time to allow the new reality sink in, to attain some degree of acceptance, then begin educating yourself about MS and how to cope with it.
 



 

A Conversation About Multiple Sclerosis

Written by Dr. Darbi Haynes-Lawrence and beautifully illustrated by Niah Soult, this is The Foundation’s first book specifically designed to help parents and children communicate about what MS is and isn’t. This publication is currently in stock and available for order. As with all MS Focus publications, the book and shipping is completely free.



 

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