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Making Sense of a New Diagnosis
This webinar was, recorded on November 28, 2017, presented by the British Columbia & Yukon Division.
Watch recording here: Making Sense of a New Diagnosis
About the webinar: This presentation is designed to support anyone newly diagnosed with MS in managing the emotional and psychological impact of their diagnosis. Traditional models of illness adjustment tend to emphasize ways to cope with loss and manage a decline in functioning. Instead, speaker Michelle Srdanovic focuses on re-framing this understandable adjustment as an ongoing transition to a “new normal”. She offers information, strategies and tips that will encourage participants to find ways to live along-side their MS diagnosis instead of allowing it to hijack their identity. Related issues such as self-care, the impact of having MS on relationships, and support for care-givers will also be addressed.
Income Security and MS: Planning for the Future
This webinar was, recorded on November 8, 2017, presented by the Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP) from the British Columbia & Yukon Division.
Watch recording here: Income Security
and MS: Planning for the Future
About the webinar: Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable and episode disease which can have a profound impact on the ability to earn a living. Should maintaining employment income become difficult or no longer possible, it is important to understand the income supports and disability benefits available and how to access them. This webinar will help participants gather information about EI Sickness Benefits, Long Term Disability, and Canada Pension Plan – Disability, in order to plan for the future, in the case that ability to work is at some point impacted by MS.
Diet and MS
This webinar was recorded on Sep 20, 2017 as part of the National Education Series.
Watch recording here: Diet and
About the webinar: We explore information related to diet and multiple sclerosis. We will discuss existing evidence for dietary considerations among individuals with multiple sclerosis including evidence for vitamin supplementation. Following discussion, we provide recommendations for modifiable risk factors in multiple sclerosis.
Alternative and Complementary Therapies & MS
This webinar was recorded on May 23, 2017 as part of the National Education Series.
Watch recording here: Alternative and Complementary Therapies & MS
About the webinar: This webinar highlights evidence-based approaches to alternative and complementary multiple sclerosis care. Dr. Muradov discusses common natural agents that are being investigated as disease modifying therapies as well as alternative and complementary treatments for symptom management. LDN, CBD, Borage, Vitamin D, Curcumin, B12 and Thiamine are discussed.
MS: Depression, Cognition, and Fatigue
This webinar was recorded on April 25, 2017 as part of the National Education Series.
Watch recording here: MS: Depression, Cognition, and Fatigue
About the webinar: In addition to its physical
symptoms, MS may bring about changes in mood and cognition. At
first, it may be difficult to adjust to the diagnosis of a
disorder that is unpredictable, and carries a risk of
progressing over time to some level of physical disability. In
the face of MS, people may tend to focus primarily on their
physical health and neglect their emotional health—which is an
essential component of overall health and wellness.
Cognitive and Brain Changes in MS
This webinar was recorded on March 27, 2017 as part of the National Education Series.
Watch recording here: Cognitive and Brain Changes
About the webinar: Changes in thinking and memory are common in MS and can be a challenge to everyday functioning, quality of life, and independence. This webinar will provide an overview on measurement of cognitive changes in MS and their underlying brain changes. Risk and protective factors for MS brain health will be summarized, with an outlook on strategies to address them.
This webinar was recorded on Feb 23, 2017 as part of the National Education Series.
Watch recording here: Research Updates
About the webinar:
Have you ever wondered…
• How does the MS Society allocate funds for research?
• How is MS research done in Canada?
• What is current in research & what does the future hold?
Bladder and Bowel Continence...Meet Your Friend the Pelvic Floor Muscle
This webinar was recorded on Jan 31, 2017 as part of the National Education Series.
Watch recording here: Bladder and Bowel
About the webinar: Bladder and bowel control is challenging for many people, and men and women with multiple sclerosis often report struggles in this area. The pelvic floor muscle is responsible for opening and closing the bladder and bowel and, therefore, plays an important role in continence. This presentation will discuss the functions of this muscle and how healthy diet and lifestyle combined with pelvic floor muscle exercise can prevent or improve issues with bladder and bowel dysfunction. Pelvic floor physiotherapists work directly with this muscle and can help with those struggling with bladder and bowel issues. The role of the pelvic floor physiotherapist and the treatments they offer will also be presented. Please join us to learn more about what you can do for yourself to improve your bladder and bowel health as well as to learn about the conservative medical treatment options that may be helpful to you.
MS Fatigue Management
This webinar was recorded on November 3rd, 2016 as part of the National Education Series.
Watch recording here: MS Fatigue Management
About the webinar: Fatigue is one of the least understood and most frequent symptoms of MS. Many have reported that their fatigue levels fluctuate on a day-to-day basis and impact all areas of daily life. During this webinar you will learn from an Occupational Therapist how to recognise different types of fatigue, understand their contributing factors and develop strategies to manage your fatigue using a methodical approach. The event was hosted by BC and Yukon Division and featured Denise Kendrick OT.
Working it Out: MS and Employment
This webinar was recorded on Feb 24, 2016 as part of the National Education Series.
Watch recording here: Working it Out
About the webinar: Multiple sclerosis can have a profound impact on the ability to earn a living. The unpredictable and episodic nature of the disease leaves people affected by MS with many overwhelming questions and decisions. This session will help participants navigate the landscape of employment issues as they relate to MS.