According to the CDC, 36 million falls are reported each year, resulting in 3 million adults being transported to the Emergency Room and 32,000 adults dying from their falls. Studies have shown that, in any six-month period, more than 50% of the people living with MS fall at least once, and 30% fall multiple times.
As falls at home are common, occupational therapist Tracy Carrasco joins me to share tips and strategies for making your home safe and accessible.
We're also sharing a research roundup featuring results from a few different clinical trials that are focused on the impact of diet on MS. And that includes the Swank diet, the Wahls diet, the Mediterranean diet, and a simple low-fat diet.
We'll tell you about a novel study that explored the economic impact of an Epstein-Barr Virus vaccine on the cost of MS care in Australia.
If you're living with MS, we have your invitation to participate in the Patient Reported Outcomes for Multiple Sclerosis (PROMS) initiative survey.
And we'll tell you how you can catch the video replay of the International Progressive MS Alliance global webcast on research and treatment for cognitive challenges in progressive MS.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
This Week: Some of the things I'm thankful for :22
Research Roundup: The impact of diet on MS 2:40
Survey results show how an EBV vaccine could impact the cost of MS care in Australia 9:03
If you're living with MS, here's your invitation to participate in the PROMS initiative online survey 12:22
How to catch the video replay of the International Progressive MS Alliance global webcast about research and treatment for cognitive challenges in progressive MS 13:38
Tracy Carrasco shares tips for making your home safe and accessible 15:25
Share this episode 27:26
Have you downloaded the free RealTalk MS app? 27:46
SHARE THIS EPISODE OF REALTALK MS
Just copy this link & paste it into your text or email: https://realtalkms.com/325
ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE CONVERSATION
I've always thought about the RealTalk MS podcast as a conversation. And this is your opportunity to join the conversation by sharing your feedback, questions, and suggestions for topics that we can discuss in future podcast episodes. Please shoot me an email or call the RealTalk MS Listener Hotline and share your thoughts!
Phone: (310) 526-2283
And don't forget to join us in the RealTalk MS Facebook group!
STUDY: A Low-Fat Diet Improves Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial
STUDY: Diet-Induced Changes in Functional Disability are Mediated by Fatigue in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: A Secondary Analysis of the WAVES Randomized Parallel-Arm Trial
STUDY: Exploring the Cost-Effectiveness of EBV Vaccination to Prevent Multiple Sclerosis in an Australian Setting
PARTICIPATE: The PROMS Initiative Survey
VIDEO: Cognitive Challenges in Progressive MS
Join the RealTalk MS Facebook Group
Download the RealTalk MS App for iOS Devices
Download the RealTalk MS App for Android Devices
Give RealTalk MS a rating and review
RealTalk MS Episode 325
Guest: Tracy Carrasco