Essentials to living well

 

Improve your Sleep - Comfort and Positioning in Bed

With fatigue being the most common symptom of multiple sclerosis, the need to ensure we're sleeping well is vital. This program will be particularly helpful if you have issues with getting comfortable in bed, or moving yourself in the bed. Dr Sue McCabe is an Occupational Therapist in Perth, WA who specialises in sleep issues. Join Sue to explore more ways to improve your sleep with a particular focus on equipment that can assist in positioning when movement is difficult, and ways to improve comfort. (Recorded 10 November 2021)


Webinar handout: Improve your Sleep - Comfort and Positioning in Bed
 

Dreaming of Travel - Local Travel, Holidays and Useful Equipment

We all dream of traveling and having holidays. Sometimes MS gets in the way (and sometimes it's COVID restrictions) As we come out of lockdown and start to plan our holidays there may be aspects of your MS that make it difficult. Come along to this session presented by MS and Assistive Technology Australia and hear about strategies to approach planning a more local holiday as well as aids and equipment that can assist you along the way. (Recorded 3 November 2021)


Webinar handout: Dreaming of Travel - Local Travel, Holidays and Useful Equipment
 

Keep Up Your Hobbies

Hobbies provide an outlet from daily stressors that can keep us from getting burned out in our jobs and they can fill the day when we are no longer working. They also provide numerous health benefits from lower blood pressure, to better physical function, and higher positive psychological states, and less memory loss.
Join Andrea Salmon and Peter Simpson from Assistive Technology Australia to explore ways you can keep up with your hobbies, or start new ones even with symptoms of MS that you might think are getting in the way. (Recorded 6 October 2021)


Webinar handout: Keep Up Your Hobbies
 

Gardening - Handy Tips and Equipment

The ability to get out into the garden brings many of us joy and satisfaction, but how do we manage when our balance, strength or dexterity is impacted by MS? And the impact of fatigue can make gardening challenging too. Come along to this session presented by MS and Assistive Technology Australia and hear about strategies to approach gardening as well as aids and equipment that can assist you to keep up with the garden tasks you enjoy. (Recorded 1 September 2021)


Webinar handout: Gardening - Handy Tips and Equipment


Kitchen Gadgets when Hands are not Cooperating

We spend a lot of time preparing food and doing tasks around the kitchen, but when multiple sclerosis affects our hands, routine tasks can become increasingly challenging. Join the team from Assistive Technologies Australia to explore some of the gadgets that can make completing kitchen tasks easier and preparing food more enjoyable. (Recorded 2 June 2021)


Webinar handout: Kitchen gadgets when hands are not cooporating
 

Safer Transfers

When you stand up from a chair, move between a chair and your bed, or get into a car, this action is called a transfer. When walking becomes difficult due to poor balance, muscle weakness or other symptoms, transfers can become quite tricky and potentially dangerous. Join Peter from Assistive Technology Australia to consider how you can make your transfers safer, and look at techniques and gadgets that can assist. You’ll see a range of ideas and find out how to go about making the changes you need. (Recorded 5 May 2021)


Webinar handout: Safer Transfers

Making my Bathroom Safer

Did you know that the bathroom is one of the most hazardous rooms in the house? It can be helpful to have things in place to make the bathroom safer. Join Peter from Assistive Technology Australia, to consider how you can make your bathroom safe, from floor surfaces to equipment and temporary to permanent changes. You’ll see a range of ideas and find out how to go about making the changes you need. (Recorded 7 April 2021)


Webinar handout: Making my Bathroom Safer
 

Decluttering

This webinar is presented by Julie Cliff from Space and Time. Julie is thrilled to share her passion for decluttering and getting organised. Join us to hear Julie's top tips and tricks for "clearing out stuff" and refreshing our space!  (Recorded 5 October 2020)

Please note: We are taking Expressions of Interest for our upcoming five-week Decluttering program


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Live Well with Multiple Sclerosis

MS Nurse Advisor, Jane Bridgman presents on the essential elements of living well with MS. This webinar is suited to those who are newly diagnosed as well as those who have been living with the disease for some time. (Recorded 14 September 2020)


 Webinar handouts Live Well with Multiple Sclerosis
 

Live Well with Multiple Sclerosis - Spirituality

This Live Well with Multiple Sclerosis webinar is presented by John Sharpe and has a particular focus on spirituality. (Recorded September 2015)


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Sleep Well with Multiple Sclerosis - A Summary

Sleep is incredibly important to quality of life and many people living with multiple sclerosis do not sleep well for a variety of reasons. MS Education and Wellbeing Program Coordinator, Andrea Salmon will explore sleep issues, their relationship to fatigue and best of all, look at strategies to assist you get a better night's sleep. (Recorded 20 November 2020)


Webinar handouts Sleep Well with Multiple Sclerosis   Sleep Diary   Sleep Well Resources
 

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