Affects more than 400,000 people in North America, approximately 500,000 individuals in Europe and 2.5 million worldwide. Its frequency differs in several regions in the world, with a tendency to be more common in economically developed areas. There is strong evidence of geographical differences in susceptibility. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS has a higher frequency in temperate zones and is less common among people living in warm climates. Many studies support the existence of a gradient of the frequency of MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS that increases with distance to the equator, both in the northern hemisphere and in the south.
MS is more common among people aged 20-50. However, younger and older people may also develop this chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system. Although it may result in limited mobility, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society reports that almost everyone with multiple sclerosis lives a normal life.
Because fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of MS, everyday activities can be more difficult. Other symptoms include difficulty walking and small movements, problems with memory, weakness in arms and legs and depression. Any or all of them can make it difficult to keep up with routine routines, such as getting appointments, running errands, visiting friends, grocery shopping, simple cleaning, personal grooming, and preparing meals.
How Serena Vida can help
We provide assistance according to the activities, which the treating doctor tells us. Family members who want the best for their loved one can not always provide care at any time when other demands arise and that results in additional stress.
Personalized care plans
Vida Serena caregivers can create a customized plan to meet your specific needs in a variety of areas, including:
Prepare nutritious meals and help with food
Transfer from bed to wheelchair to chair as needed
Skin protection against friction, pressure and excessive heat, moisture or dryness
Help with the use of the bathroom, bath, dressing and grooming
Positioning to achieve proper alignment when resting on the bed
Offer friendly conversation and emotional support
Encourage and plan social activities and exercise