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Multiple Sclerosis

Maine Resources

MaineGeneral | Support Groups - MaineGeneral maintains a list of various support groups that can help individuals in the Kennebec Valley area. This website has information on a variety of support groups, each of which are targeted towards different health conditions. You’ll find contact information and group meeting times for their MS Support Group at the link provided.

MaineHealth | Neuroimmunology - MaineHealth’s Neuroimmunology team offers comprehensive support for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients by providing coordinated, multidisciplinary care. Their services include diagnosis, medication management, rehabilitation, and access to clinical trials. MaineHealth’s Scarborough campus features a dedicated MS clinic recognized as a Comprehensive Care Center, where patients receive personalized care from neurologists, pharmacists, social workers, and other specialists. This integrated approach helps manage symptoms and improve the quality of life for individuals with MS.

Northern Light Health | Multiple Sclerosis Care - Northern Light Multiple Sclerosis Care at Eastern Maine Medical Center provides comprehensive MS management from diagnosis to chronic care. The program offers medical, psychosocial, and rehabilitation services, including neuropsychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. Collaborating with local and national organizations, including the National MS Society, the care team coordinates with specialists in neurology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, and more to ensure high-quality, integrated care for MS patients.

St. Mary's Hospital | MS Clinic and Providers - The Comprehensive MS Clinic at St. Mary’s Health System includes a diverse team of providers such as neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and social workers. This multidisciplinary team collaborates to create personalized care plans for multiple sclerosis patients, utilizing advanced diagnostic tools and therapies to enhance patient outcomes and quality of life. For more detailed information, you can view the full document.

YWCA | MS Wellness Program - The YWCA, in conjunction with St Mary’s Health System, offers a multiple sclerosis wellness program, aimed at women (but inclusive to all), to enhance the overall health and wellness for women living with MS in the Central Maine community. This pioneering program offers activities like aquatic therapy, Tai Chi, yoga, Zumba, meditation, and more, focusing on functional mobility and symptom management. The program also includes educational opportunities, social gatherings, and caregiver support, requiring pre-registration for all events.

National Resources

Multiple Sclerosis | MS | MedlinePlus - This is an official government website that covers the basics of multiple sclerosis, including symptoms like visual disturbances and muscle weakness, and explains that MS may be an autoimmune condition. It outlines diagnostic methods, treatment options, and offers resources for living with MS. The information is reviewed by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and includes links to clinical trials, statistics, and expert advice.

National MS Society | Greater New England Chapter - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports individuals and families affected by MS in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. They provide a range of services, including financial assistance, health and wellness programs, social and emotional support, employment and insurance guidance, and MS education.

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