Middle life years


More and more multiple sclerosis (MS) patients seen in clinical practice are middle-aged or older [1-4]. With age, vulnerability may increase, especially when other factors such as co-morbidities, obesity or smoking come into play [1,5,6]. Many patients with MS fall into one of these categories, but their special needs are often disregarded [7,8].



The MS population is ageing

Insights into ageing processes

Disease course of MS patients when they age

Betaferon in mid-life or older patients with MS


Treatment of mid-life or older patients with MS – safety considerations

MS in middle life years

Viewpoints from experts from around the world


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