Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the protective coating of nerves. While seniors can develop the disease, only five percent of patients with MS are diagnosed after the age of 50. Seniors with late onset MS tend to have progressive MS, which has slightly different symptoms. When seniors are diagnosed with MS, the symptoms of progressive MS combined with the symptoms of aging cause them to experience the disease in a different way than their younger counterparts. Here is what Ft. Lauderdale live-in caregivers can expect.