Patricia Wadsley


Pat Wadsley is a contributing writer for Caring.com and writes frequently about health for a variety of national publications. She is the winner of the 2010 National Health Information Award for Best Feature Writing for "Driving with MS" an examination of cognition, physical disabilities and technology which appeared in Momentum, the magazine of The National MS Society.


Recently Published on Caring.com

Epilepsy Overview — Jun 28, 2013
The seizures that characterize epilepsy can be frightening and confusing at first, for the person with epilepsy and for his or her caregiver. But learning all you can mak...
Epilepsy and Seizures — Jun 28, 2013
There isn't just one type of seizure. There are many types, ranging from simple "absence seizures," which might simply look as if the person is staring into space -- and ...
Best Epilepsy Websites — Jun 04, 2013
If you live with epilepsy, you're not alone. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, 1 in 26 people will have epilepsy in their lifetime, and an estimated 2.5 million America...
Epilepsy and Relationships — May 28, 2013
People with epilepsy get married, have children, and enjoy satisfying family lives just like everyone else. In fact, a recent Swiss study shows that loving relationships ar...
Epilepsy and Lifestyle — May 28, 2013
"In most cases, seizures are random events," says Joyce Liporace, neurologist at Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health in Pennsylvania. But Liporace, as well as patie...
Shingles Caregiving — Apr 01, 2013
What Is Shingles? Shingles is a painful infection of the nerves and the skin around those nerves. It's caused by the reactivation of the herpes zoster varicella virus, the...
COPD and Pulmonary Rehabilitation — Apr 01, 2013
For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- COPD -- sometimes just taking the next breath isn't easy. Pulmonary rehabilitation can help a person with COPD brea...
Multiple Sclerosis and Your Marriage — Mar 21, 2013
Even in the healthiest relationships, MS can move in like a tidal wave, submerging couples in a sea of stress and caregiving. However, the challenges that arrive during the...
Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise — Mar 21, 2013
Studies show that exercise improves both physical and mental symptoms in people with MS, relieving fatigue and depression, improving spasticity, and improving bowel and bla...
Managing Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms — Mar 20, 2013
MS can be unpredictable and overwhelming, and symptoms often come with no warning. Here are some techniques to help you manage MS's most challenging symptoms. Spasticity a...