Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks its own central nervous system. It targets the myelin sheath of the nerve cell, which is the fatty substance responsible for protecting your brain nerves. This can cause deterioration in functions such movement and thoughts by disrupting the brain’s electrical signals that it sends throughout the body.
You depend on your nerves to feel, see, move, and think. That’s why people with MS can experience pain, feel tired, or have changes in mood.
March is a time to bring awareness to and to help people with MS, as well as those who have a loved one with MS. March also brings attention to the current state of research on MS, including new ways to diagnose and treat the condition.
Despite the hardships MS can bring, it does not define you as a person. The caregivers at Happier at Home can help with day to day activities that may be made more difficult by MS. Our caregivers can aid you in maintaining your daily routine
and facilitate an easier day.
If you have a loved one with MS, here are some ways Happier at Home can help make your day a little easier:
Helping with daily chores and activities.
Caregivers can help tidy up your space, take you to appointments, set up medications, monitor your bathing and dressing, and aid in meal preparation and planning.
Having MS can be emotionally taxing, and sometimes all you need is companionship. We can lift you up with encouraging words if you’re having a bad day.
Train your brain with games to help keep your mind active and focus on memory, concentration, and other brain skills. Let our caregivers help stimulate your cognition by printing out a crossword puzzle, Sudoku, or doing a jigsaw puzzle.