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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating neurological disease that can occur at any age. However, the majority of people with MS are diagnosed between 20 and 50 years of age; with 34 years being the average age of onset. Incidentally, these are also the prime working years when most people are at their peak in terms of productivity. Studies on MS and employment indicate that a large percentage of people with MS stop working within five years of their diagnosis. About 40% of those indicate that they would like to return to work. In consideration of the import role employment plays in every individual’s life, this presentation discusses issues pertaining to the employment of people with MS, specifically how to best assist them in maintaining the employment they have at the time of diagnosis, and in returning to work following diagnosis.
Presenter: Benson Kiyanjui