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Multiple Sclerosis Education Programs

Using New Technology for Function and Independence

Workshop presented Mar. 2, 2019

Assistive technology (AT) can be life changing for people who have limitations due to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or other neurological disorders. This workshop will show you tools to help you move, manage self-care and household tasks, drive, and cope with visual impairment or cognitive problems.

There is also information about resources in our community to help you find AT tailored to your specific needs and learn to use it, as well as resources to help you pay for AT and modifications to your vehicle or home.

Videos of the workshop are available at the links below.

Part 1 - Introduction

Part 2 - Keynote: Adaptive Technology

Part 3 - Northwest Access Fund

Part 4 - Ekso Bionic Exoskeleton

Part 5 - Here and Now

Part 6 - Kersey Mobility

Part 7 - Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP)

Resilience: The Key to Living Well with MS

Workshop presented Oct. 6, 2018

One of the cornerstones to maintaining happiness and life satisfaction while living with MS is resilience.

Resilience involves dealing with challenges, making adjustments and bouncing back so you can continue to find satisfaction in life. It's what enables us to thrive in the face of adversity. The good news is that resilience is a skill that we can all develop and improve.

Videos of the workshop are available at the links below.

Part 1 - Introduction

Part 2 - Brain Function and Coping with Chronic Disease

Part 3 - Strategies and Behaviors to Handle Stress

Part 4 - How My Husband and I have Adapted to MS: Sharing Our Coping Strategies

Fall Prevention

Workshop presented Jan. 12, 2018

People with disabilities are at high risk for falls. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are preventable!

Videos of the workshop are available at the links below.

Part 1 - How to Prevent Falls

Part 2 - All About Balance

Part 3 - Occupational Therapy and Fall Prevention

Sensitive Issues in Multiple Sclerosis

Managing Changes in Bowel, Bladder and Sexuality

Workshop presented May 6, 2017

People living with multiple sclerosis can often experience hidden and sensitive symptoms, such as changes in bowel, bladder and sexual function. These symptoms can be difficult to discuss, challenging to manage and can impact intimate relationships.

There are things you can do to effectively manage these symptoms and minimize the impact on your life. Our panel of experts present how you can proactively manage these symptoms and effectively communicate about them with partners and others close to you.

Videos from this workshop are available at the links below.

Part 1 - Overview of MS, Symptoms Related to MS

Part 2 - When MS Hits You Below the Belt: Bowel, Bladder and Sexual Function

Part 3 - A Practical Approach to Pelvic Health

Part 4 - Sexuality & Intimacy

Food for the Brain Workshops

Our workshops cover:

  • information on MS and nutrition
  • practical advice regarding healthy eating and strategies for maintaining a healthy diet in the context of challenging MS symptoms
  • the importance of exercise in promoting an overall healthy lifestyle

Videos of the workshops are available below or on the EvergreenHealth YouTube channel.

2017 Workshop videos:

Part 1 - MS and Nutrition

Part 2 - Principles of Healthy Eating with MS

Part 3 - What's Buggin Ya? The Role of Commensal Bacteria in Human Disease and CNS Demyelination

2016 Workshop videos:

Part 1 - MS Cookbook: The Ingredients of Wellness

Part 2 - Nutrition in MS: Where Are We Now?

Part 3 - A Dietitian's Experience with The Wahl's Protocol

2015 Workshop videos:

Part 1 - Cardiovascular Wellness in MS

Part 2 - The Science of MS and Nutrition

Part 3 - Dietary Strategies for MS

MS Articles

Our MS newsletter contains articles written by our staff on a number of topics that can help you live a healthier life with MS. You can find those articles archived here:

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