Frequently Asked Questions
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong disease that can sometimes cause serious disability, which is why many opt for Multiple Sclerosis in home care. Essentially, it’s a condition in the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and spinal cord.
Our homecare service is carried out by specialists that are highly experienced in aiding those diagnosed with MS to enjoy a high quality of life. For more information on Multiple Sclerosis, get in touch with one of our Multiple Sclerosis in home care experts at Arbour Care.
What causes Multiple Sclerosis?
Unfortunately, we cannot attribute Multiple Sclerosis to a single specific cause. Scientists believe that MS is triggered by a combination of factors. In order to figure out the cause, research is ongoing in areas such as:
- Immunology: the study of the body’s immune system.
- Epidemiology: the study of disease patterns in large groups of people.
- Genetics: understanding the genes that may not be functioning properly in people who develop Multiple Sclerosis.
- Infectious agents: viruses, etc.
Finding out what causes MS will speed up the process of discovering effective ways to treat it and ultimately cure it or even prevent it from happening in the first place.
If you or a loved one are diagnosed with MS and find it hard to care for yourself/them, our Multiple Sclerosis home care could be the right solution for you.
What are the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) vary depending on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves in particular are affected. That’s why symptoms differ from person to person and affect contrasting parts of the body.
Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk completely or at least independently, thus needing Multiple Sclerosis in home care. Whereas others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.
The main symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are as follows:
- Difficulty walking.
- Partial or complete loss of vision.
- Tingling or pain in different parts of the body.
- Numbness or weakness in one or more limbs that usually occurs on one side of the body at a time.
- Muscle stiffness and spasms.
- Issues with balance and coordination.
- Bladder control problems.
- Problems with thinking and learning, including slurred speech.
If you or a loved one have any one of the symptoms above and find yourself in need of 24/7 care, our Multiple Sclerosis home care specialists are available. Contact us today for more information.
Does someone with Multiple Sclerosis need a home carer?
Most people with Multiple Sclerosis will need help at some point, whether that means family, friends or specialists. Many people are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at a young age, making the idea of moving into an elderly care home or specialist residential home quite distressing.
However, it would be beneficial to opt for Multiple Sclerosis home care if you or your loved one’s Multiple Sclerosis is advanced. Receiving care in the comfort of your own home proves advantageous in improving wellbeing, as you’re able to stick to your daily routine and continue living life the way that you’re familiar with.