Living with MS

Nine thousand people and their family members live with Multiple Sclerosis across Ireland. Although MS is a progressive neurological condition that can affect a person’s health, lifestyle and relationships many people with MS find ways to manage and cope with many of the affects and difficulties.

Living from day-to-day with MS is a combination of many things:

  • Medically, it is about working with health professional to find suitable treatments and interventions that can keep you healthy.
  • Socially, it is about finding ways to maintain participation in society through your home life, work, leisure pursuits and community activity.
  • Emotionally, it is about finding ways to cope with challenges and maintain good mental health.

However, each person and family lives with MS differently. Understanding how MS affects your mind and body, availing of services and resources and building a supportive environment are all elements a person needs to consider when developing coping mechanisms for living with MS. 

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