Multiple Sclerosis presents a variety of daily struggles and challenges that may seem overwhelming at times. Fortunately, there are several digital tools at your disposal, with more emerging each day. This is in addition to all the great articles, videos, tips, and tools you can find on our site, MoveOverMS.org.
In keeping our mission to provide helpful, informative and convenient management techniques for those living with multiple sclerosis, we wanted to share some of these other top digital tools. These tools can offer insight and a deeper understanding of MS, and may help you to proactively manage the daily challenges of living with MS.
1. MS self™ App for iPad and iPhone
For help with: MS information and tracking MS symptoms
Having access to MS facts and being able to journal your experiences and symptoms, all in a mobile device, may provide help to people living with MS. The award-winning MS self mobile app gives people living with MS 24/7 access to fun, user-friendly tools and MS-related information and advice that may be beneficial to them. Features include fact cards to help users understand the disease better; and a journaling tool to keep track of symptoms, feelings, moods, and more. These journal entries can be used as a long term calendar view to help identify trends. Finally, you can earn achievement badges for various functions, making the app a fun and useful tool. This app is available for free on the iTunes App Store.
2. The National MS Society YouTube Channel
For help with: General MS education and information
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is an engaging one-minute information video worth? The answer is 1.8 million words, according to Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research. So it stands to reason, the National MS Society YouTube channel, with more than 500 video resources, would be an invaluable tool to learn more about MS. The channel includes videos with lifestyle tips and information on how to get involved in advocacy events.
3. MS Active Source Memory Builder Games
For help with: Memory, attention, and concentration
Many people with MS suffer from cognitive dysfunction symptoms, or “mental fog”. Although there are many ways to deal with these symptoms, keeping your mind active is one of the best. These MS Active Source Memory Builder Games may help. There are games for word scramble, pattern memory, matching, and Sudoku that can help engage your mind, while having fun.
4. Kraft Recipes for
For help with: Healthy recipes for healthy living
Numerous studies and doctors have theorized that healthy diets focused on specific nutrition regimens, such as the Dr. Roy Swank low saturated fat diet, may help reduce MS symptoms. We like the KraftRecipes.com website because it provides simple, easy recipes as well as fitness tools, nutrition, and lifestyle information. There are a wide variety of recipes available, including many low-calorie, low-fat healthy living desserts. This website makes it easy to find quick recipes and balanced meals for a variety of tastes.
5. MS Views & News (Twitter)
For help with: Keeping up on the latest MS news
We like the MS Views & News Twitter account for news and information that can help educate those in the global MS community. The feed keeps followers updated with the latest MS news and views, offering links to various internet sites, live seminars, and videos. The information can be useful for MS patients, caregivers, friends, and even healthcare providers.
DISCLAIMER: These digital tools are provided for informational purposes only. They should not be used as a diagnostic tool or as a substitute for professional medical advice from a healthcare provider. Do not use or rely on information you may obtain through these digital tools to diagnose or treat a disease or health problem.