"The contributors are frank about the changes patients may expect and provide common-sense advice about meeting the cognitive challenges, which range far wider than one would expect...The text is fully accessible to patients already involved with the management of their condition."--Book News
"...Helpful to anyone who deals in any form with [MS], patients, family, and clinicians of all levels."--CAPHIS Consumer Health Connections
"This welcome addition to the MS literature invites those with concerns about MS-related cognitive change to exchange uncertainty and confusion for the information and strategies they need to get on with their lives. With caring, warmth, and even subtle humor, the authors have made a difficult subject approachable and understandable."-- Linda Buchwald MD, Multiple Sclerosis Care Center, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Linda Buchwald MD "Multiple Sclerosis Care Center, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts" 2010-05-03)
About the Author
Dr. Nicholas LaRocca, a clinical psychologist who has worked in the field of multiple sclerosis for over 27 years, is director of Health Care Delivery and Policy Research at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dr. LaRocca has led support groups for persons with MS and their spouses, and has given workshops and presentations for both lay and professional audiences, particularly in the area of cognition. He is the author of a number of scientific papers and book chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Real Living with MS.
Dr. Rosalind Kalb, a clinical psychologist, is Director of the Professional Resource Center at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York, where she develops and provides educational and consultation services to clinicians who care for people with MS. In her private clinical practice, she specializes in the needs of individuals and families living with chronic illness and disability. She serves on the editorial board of several publications, including the International Journal of MS Care, and is the editor of the books Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families, 3rd Edition, and Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need, 3rd Edition.