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Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier, Second Edition
By Shelly Peterman Schwarz

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Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier, Second Edition
By Shelly Peterman Schwarz
Read How You Want, (2010)
EasyRead Large Print, in 16 Point Font
(Originally Published in Standard Print by Demos Medical Publishing)
ISBN: 9781458748690
Genre: Health

Reviewed by Angela Evans - March 16, 2010

Let's face it, no matter how you look at it, having Multiple Sclerosis (MS) sucks. However, there are steps that you can take that will make living with MS easier. In Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier Shelly Peterman Schwarz shares 300 handy tips that will show you exactly how you can take charge of your life and your MS, rather than letting the MS take charge of you! In the second edition of this phenomenal book, Schwarz has included new tips, suggestions for helpful products, and resource lists.

Schwarz has been living with MS for more than twenty-five -years and over these years, as her MS has progressed, Schwarz developed new strategies to cope with each new obstacle that the MS placed in her way. Practical, sound, and extremely helpful, no matter how the MS is impacting your life, you are sure to find many, if not all, of these tips to be beneficial. If nothing else, these tips will give you ideas on how to overcome the unique obstacles that you face in your day-to-day life. Surprisingly for a 'tips' book, I found Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier to be an extremely inspirational book. Schwarz is severely disabled due to the MS, yet she hasn't let it slow her down and as she states in the book's introduction, "...I'm happier now than I have ever been before..." She goes on to explain how she can be so happy when faced with what some would see as a horrific situation. By doing so she gives everyone hope that, no matter what they might be facing, there are ways of coping with anything - it is just that you sometimes have to get creative to develop the necessary coping strategies for your situation.

The tips in this book are organized into seven chapters: Within each chapter, the tips are further organized by specific topics such as Lighting and Light Switches, Your Home Office, Playing Games, Air Travel, Choosing the Right Clothing, and many more. At the end of each chapter she has also included a resource list of places where you can obtain more information or obtain some of the products that she mentions in the book.

While this book is written for people with MS, it is also a must read for anyone who lives with or interacts with someone with MS. Studying these tips will help you to help the individual in your life with MS. As well, while this book is written from the viewpoint of dealing with MS, I think that anyone dealing with any sort of medical or physical disability will find the tips in this book useful. I highly recommend this book to anyone dealing with Multiple Sclerosis, whether they have just been diagnosed or have been dealing with it for years!

Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier, Second Edition is available from Read How You Want, an on-demand publisher that makes books available in a variety of formats including Braille, DAISY, and five different large print formats. This range of formats makes this, and other books, available not only to visually impaired individuals, but also anyone with a reading or physical disability that makes reading standard print books difficult.

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