Pip's Blog

Pip's Blog

Welcome to Pip's Blog, where our Centre Manager Pippa brings you up-to-date news from the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre and the MS community.

If you have any feedback or you would like to contact Pip email pippa@bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000.

For older posts please visit http://pips-bmstc.blogspot.co.uk.

 

How did you feel when you were diagnosed with MS?

22 September 2017

Source MS Trust:

How did you feel when you were diagnosed with MS? Angry? Scared? Perhaps even relieved? Whatever you felt, or are feeling now, it's OK.

Got cog fog?

22 September 2017

Source MS Trust:

Cognition and cognitive symptoms

About half of all people with multiple sclerosis have some degree of problem at some time with aspects of thinking - memory, attention span, planning, decision making, understanding or concentration

Disarm Therapeutics to Begin Developing Therapy that Prevents Axonal Degeneration

22 September 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Disarm Therapeutics has completed the first round of financing to develop a compound that prevents axonal degeneration in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurodegenerative conditions.

New study to look at impact of early treatment with aggressive DMTs

22 September 2017

Source MS Society:

A new study will investigate whether early treatment with aggressive disease modifying therapies (DMTs) could benefit people with MS.

We need you - Saturday 7th October 2017 Reading Street Collection

22 September 2017

We have a street collection in Reading on Saturday 7th October - can you spare two hours to help us? This will be the perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping before the shops start getting really, really busy.

Top 5 accessible walks on the South West Coast

13 September 2017

Source Disability Horizons:

Steph Fairfoul works for Enjoybedandbreakfast.com, a small, independent travel website committed to bed and breakfasts and guest houses. Here she shares with us 5 accessible walks across the South West of England, and the best places to stay.

Gut Microbes May Influence Multiple Sclerosis Progression

12 September 2017

Source University of California San Francisco:

Researchers at UC San Francisco have identified specific gut microbes associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) in human patients, and show that these microbes take part in regulating immune responses in mouse models of the disease.

European Commission reverses decision on drug, following QMUL research

12 September 2017

Source Queen Mary University of London:

A drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been granted a license by the European Commission, following evidence from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that it improves patients’ quality of life and is safer than previously thought.

My Thoughts on Being a Grandparent with a Disability

12 September 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

I had always envisioned that I would be an active and healthy grandparent when the time came — not one with a disability. I was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) in the summer of 2010, which also happened to be the same year my first grandchild was born.

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