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KEEP Healthy Program

KEEP Healthy Program

From the National Kidney Foundation Patients concerned about their risk for kidney damage or disease can use the KEEP Healthy Program of the National Kidney Foundation to get helpful, free screening information. The KEEP Healthy Program is a free service of the Foundation to bring screening services to local health fairs in various communities throughout…

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A Visit with the Cheesy Striders

Support Group

M.S. and Parkinson’s Support Group This past week, we got to meet the members of a local Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease support group in Waxahachie, Texas.   This support group is sponsored by The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and meets once a month to offer information and fellowship for people who have Multiple Sclerosis, or…

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Grandpa is Still Driving.

Grandpa with Car

Part 2: Making the Decision Not to Drive In Part I, we mentioned some of the situations that cause a caregiver to doubt whether a family member is still a competent driver. Accidents or near misses, recklessness when driving, being forgetful about one’s destination or route when driving are all things which may bring a…

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MS Focus, the magazine of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

Caregiving Basics, senior citizen's center

The magazine of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation offers many good articles that are informative and helpful to M.S. patients and to their caregivers.  The magazine MS Focus is a quarterly magazine available free to patients, their family members, and those interested in multiple sclerosis.  The back issues are available online at msfocus.org. The magazine is…

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Great source to help you afford prescription medications.

prescription assistance

Do you need financial help to afford your prescription medications? You are not alone. The cost of prescription medications can be high, and the stress of trying to afford medications on a limited income is a frustration common to many caregivers and patients. There are a few assistance programs available nationwide to help patients afford…

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