Program for the Newly Diagnosed
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. There are approximately 400,000 Americans with MS, and every week about 200 people are diagnosed with the disease more than one person an hour. The National MS Society runs programs, teleconferences, and provides a multitude of information to those who are newly diagnosed with MS. Information about the disease and its impact on lifestyles and relationships is essential during this time, as is contact with others in similar situations. These programs are designed to help people fully understand the disease and how to enhance their quality of life.
For more information please call the chapter at 732-660-1005