Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic nervous system disease with unpredictable symptoms that come and go. MS is considered to be an immune-mediated disease because the exact target that the immune cells are caused to attack remains unknown according to the National MS Society. Through this immune-mediated process, there is an abnormal response or attack of the body’s immune system directed at healthy tissue in the Central Nervous System (CNS).

There are four different types of MS that have been identified: clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), primary progressive MS (PPMS), and secondary progressive MS (SPMS).

Symptoms of MS include:

  • Blurred vision

  • Loss of balance

  • Poor coordination

  • Paralysis

  • Blindness

If you are caregiving for a loved one with MS, you already know it is an emotional and physical challenge. You need to find a healthy balance in your life to avoid caregiver burnout. Even if your loved one does not develop such severe disability right away it is their best interest to plan for the future. At Senior Helpers, our caregivers are not only professionally trained to be able to provide your loved one with the care they need - we consider a variety of factors to find the best caregiver for your loved one; personality, experience, interests, skills, etc. With the help of Senior Helpers you can relax knowing that your loved one is in good hands. Contact us today for more information.

Senior Helpers – Sacramento/Placer provides compassionate caregivers to help our local seniors with day-to-day tasks such as housekeeping, meal prep/planning, and transportation as well as providing assistance with bathing, dressing, medication reminders and more. Our mission is to improve the life of seniors and help relieve the burden on their families. If your loved one lives in Sacramento or the surrounding areas (Roseville/Rocklin, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove) and you would like more information, please call us at 916-671-5777 or click the Contact Us link at the top of this page.

 

DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of medical advice or care you receive from your physician or other healthcare provider. Always consult your healthcare provider about your medications, symptoms, and health problems.

 




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