Description: This book provides people with MS and their caregivers useful, practical advice about how to carry out activities of daily living in a normal manner.
Purpose: According to the author, the purpose is to provide the reader with tips and techniques to make life easier.
Audience: The target audience is the general reader who has MS, and those who care for individuals with MS or have an interest in this topic. This is also an excellent resource for healthcare professionals who deal with clients who have MS. The author was diagnosed with MS in 1979 and has spent much time observing how others with chronic diseases manage their lives and increase the ease with which they accomplish everyday tasks. She has written several other books, a newspaper column, and articles about this topic.
Features: Chapters in this publication include topics about making activities of daily living easier, managing family life, organizing activity and rest, and personal empowerment. The chapter on personal empowerment includes information about managing healthcare issues, record keeping, and just keeping control of one's life. There is also a chapter dedicated to additional resources which include information resources, online resources, books, organizations, and assistive technologies. The best aspect of this book is the thoroughness and detailed aspect of each topic.
Assessment: This is a very useful and practical publication. It is well written for the general reader and provides solutions to everyday problems using easy to find objects and ideas. It encourages those with MS to take control of their lives and provides the resources to do just that.