Managing symptoms

Learn about different strategies to manage specific multiple sclerosis symptoms, including fatigue, cognitive change, intimacy, bladder and bowel issues.

Upcoming programs

                
Thinking and memory in multiple sclerosis – changes that can occur

Ben Harris is a senior clinical neuropsychologist whose current public appointments are in community aged psychiatry for Monash Health, and in the Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service for St Vincent's Health.

The webinar session will cover: 
•    Brain changes in multiple sclerosis 
•    Cognition and the brain; likely strengths and weaknesses with multiple sclerosis 
•    Functional implications of cognitive changes in multiple sclerosis 

                                                  

Tuesday 6 June 3.00pm - 4.00pm

 
Managing cognition in the workplace

Is cognition affecting you at work?
Are you worried about your job because of your cognitive symptoms?

Mali Levav is an occupational therapist who works with the MS Employment Support Service, in this webinar Mali will discuss how cognitive symptoms can affect you in the workplace and provide practical hints and tips for managing your cognition in the workplace. 

                                                  

Thursday 8 June 7.00pm - 8.00pm

 
Continence Information Session

Many people with multiple sclerosis experience changes to their bowel and bladder function, this symptom is one people often find difficult to talk about.

This free informal discussion will be led by Fiona Easton, MS Continence Nurse. The program is factual and informative and will give you the opportunity to find out about the latest in treatments and ask questions, dispelling any myths and rumours. This is a great program for anyone seeking opinions and information.                                              

Wednesday 14 June 10.00am

Greensborough, VIC

 
Bladder Changes in MS

Bladder dysfunction occurs in at least 80% of people living with multiple sclerosis. It can usually be treated quite successfully. Treatment strategies include dietary and fluid management, medications and intermittent or continual catheterisation (inserting a thin tube into the bladder to remove urine). Bladder dysfunction develops because multiple sclerosis blocks or delays the transmission of nerve signals in areas of the central nervous system that controls the bladder and urinary sphincter.

A free informal discussion led by Katherine Smith, a MS Continence Nurse, will give you the opportunity to find out more about the latest treatments, ask questions and get the real story. Factual and informative, we will help you dispel myths and rumours. This is a great program for anyone wanting to ask questions, get opinions and find out more. 

NOWRA, NSW
Thursday 22 June 10.00am 

Individual appointments with Katherine for a continence assessment will be available on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 June

WOLLONGONG, NSW
Tuesday 20 June 
Session 1 - 11.00am 
Session 2 - 6.00pm

Individual appointments with Katherine for a continence assessment will be available on Wednesday 21 June.

As places are limited please contact MS Connect 1800 042 138 to book.
                                         

 
Bowel Changes in MS

Many people with multiple sclerosis experience changes to their bowel function as a result of their multiple sclerosis or other symptoms.                                              

Thursday 22 June 2.00pm - 3.00pm


For more information or to register please email education@ms.org.au or call MS Connect™ (Freecall 1800 042 138).

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