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Information Series Booklets

 

Listed on this page (below) is our complete published series of information booklets and fact sheets about MS—its symptoms and day-to-day management.

Our publications use the most up-to-date research available, and all medical information is reviewed by a experienced professionals, including our Medical Director. Our booklets are comfortable to read and easy to understand, providing important information, ways to manage your everyday life, along with hope for the future.

All publications may be read online, either as html pages or they can be downloaded as pdf documents.

We are always in the process of updating and extending our information series. Titles will be listed here as they become available.

Contact us if you require any further information. Hard copies of any of the titles in the series are available through your Regional Society.


Beginner's Guide to Multiple Sclerosis
This booklet will answer many of your commonly-asked questions and, while some matters are only briefly touched on here, other information booklets in this series deal with particular issues in more depth. All are available on request from your local field officer or from the MS Society of NZ.
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MS and Fatigue
This booklet describes strategies for reducing and overcoming fatigue that can make a significant difference in facing the day-to-day challenges of MS. It also explains the impact fatigue can have and helps people with MS (and others) to understand the condition better.
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MS and Your Emotions
This publication is for the person with MS and for your family and friends, to provide you a better understanding of the emotional aspects of living with MS and to help you find ways of dealing with the changes the condition can bring.
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MS and Your Bladder & Bowel
The first section of this booklet explains bladder dysfunction caused by MS and describes the range of solutions available. The second part sets out to clarify the common bowel problems associated with MS, the range of solutions available and how these problems can be better managed in day to day life.
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MS and Visual Problems
This booklet discusses some of the basic facts about common eye problems that occur in MS, what help is available to you as well as what you can do to help yourself.
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MS and Spasticity
This booklet has been written to help lessen the impact of spasticity on your life. It contains information on the best ways to manage spasticity, including some strengthening exercises especially designed for people with MS.
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MS and Sexuality & Intimacy
This booklet presents a discussion of intimacy and sexuality, and explores the ways MS can affect one’s sexual life. The information within provides a basic overview of the issues involved, and it is recommended that additional input be sought from health professionals where necessary.
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MS and Speech & Swallowing
This booklet offers an overview of the problems with speech and swallowing in MS and helps those with these difficulties to understand more. You should be read this booklet in conjunction with assistance and advice from medical professionals.
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MS and Changes to Thinking & Memory
This booklet is for someone with MS, to provide a better understanding of the common problems with thinking and memory that can occur with MS. It explains some of the reasons for cognitive dysfunction, and suggests activities and resources that can help deal with the effects of these changes.
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MS and Pain
This booklet outlines some of the common types of pain in Multiple Sclerosis and describes the range of treatments available.
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