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

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.

Join as we Go Monte Carlo

7 September 2017

Have you signed up to Go Monte Carlo? Open to everyone with MS, not just those who attend physiotherapy, the challenge is can we collectively travel 661 miles from our Reading Centre to Monte Carlo. It’s a long way and we need you to join us.

Christmas is coming!

7 September 2017

I know, I know it is only September and the schools have just returned but it is creeping up!

FREE Reflexology taster sessions Tuesday 19th September

7 September 2017

Have you tried reflexology? If not our reflexologist, Chilli, will be offering some FREE 15 minute taster sessions on Tuesday 19th September.

Free taster sesssions are available to book at 12.00 noon, 12.20 pm, 12.40 pm,1.00 pm and 1.20 pm. Call us on 0118 9016000 to book a session and give it a try. Read more about reflexology at the Centre here.

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