Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s Parents’ Guide to the Disease

It can be a bewildering time for a family when a child is diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. There’s a lot to learn, not only about the disease and how it will affect their child but the treatment and care options available, how to deal with the emotional aspect of the disease, how it might affect their child’s education and generally what to expect as the disease progresses.

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Muscular Dystrophy Canada offers an informative download brochure that can help parents with all aspects of their child’s muscular dystrophy. The MuscleFacts Parents Guide, guides parents through the most turbulent times, focusing on areas such as how to talk to your child about their condition, emotional and practical support for parents, what adaptive equipment you may need, how the school can help your child get the most out of his/her education, and some of the various healthcare professionals you and your child may encounter.

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Muscular Dystrophy News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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