MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

 

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.

 

 

Facing MS

 

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