Multiple Sclerosis in the Contemporary Age: Understanding the Millennial Patient with Multiple Sclerosis to Create Next-Generation Care

Madison R. Hansen, Darin T. Okuda

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The average age of onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) is between 20 and 40 years of age. Therefore, most new patients diagnosed with MS within the next 10 to 15 years will be from the millennial generation, representing those born between 1982 and 2000. Certain preferences and trends of this contemporary generation will present new challenges to the MS physician and effective MS care. By first understanding these challenges, relevant and successful solutions can be created to craft a system of care that best benefits the millennial patient with MS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-230
Number of pages12
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018



  • Baby boomers
  • Generation X
  • Millennials
  • Mobile applications
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Telehealth
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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