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Think You Know All the Symptoms of MS?

Find out whether you’re experiencing any of the less common signs of multiple sclerosis and who can help you manage them.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Why Language Matters With Dementia

Words like "suffering" and "patient" place dementia in a tragedy narrative and make it difficult for the caregiver to stay positive.

By The Candid Caregiver

Guilt and Gratitude are Both Part of Life with MS

After years of debilitating symptoms, MS patient advocate Lisa Emrich shares a bit of hopeful news – that MS can get better, and the gifts her condition has given her today.

By Lisa Emrich

7 Risk Factors for Alzheimer's

Despite tremendous advances in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have yet to pinpoint the causes of the disorder.

By HealthAfter50

The Spectrum of Alzheimer’s: An Interview With Gayatri Devi, M.D.

No two people with dementia are the same. Tune into this interview with neurologist and author Gayatri Devi, M.D. to learn about championing persons with Alzehimer’s while supporting the caregiver in a challenging role.

By The Candid Caregiver

If You Know Where Your Keys Are, You're Likely Good at ID-ing Smells, Too

If you’re the person who always knows where the passports, holiday decorations, and keys are, chances are high you’re also great at identifying odors.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Comorbidity and Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know

Living with MS is hard. Having additional conditions, or comorbidity, makes it even harder. Identify some comorbid conditions and find out what you can do to protect your health.

By Lisa Emrich

Having Difficulty Regulating Body Temperature With MS?

With MS, it can be difficult to get your body temperature just right. You’re too hot or too cold, sweaty or frigid. Understanding this symptom is half the battle.

By Lisa Emrich

Five Types of MS Stress and How to Reduce Them

When it comes to MS stress, there are many colors and variations, including physical, emotional, social, economic, and cognitive. Identifying each type will help you be able to reduce their impact.

By Lisa Emrich

The MS Hug and Different Types of MS Pain

The MS hug isn’t what you think. It's a painful, banding sensation around the torso. Learn about the MS hug and other kinds of pain associated with MS.

By Lisa Emrich