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.

 

Can pure cocoa reduce fatigue in people with Multiple Sclerosis - want to help find out?

24 July 2017

Source Oxford Brookes University

A healthy diet may be a simple, cost effective and safe therapy for improving symptoms experienced in people with MS (pwMS), and thus for increasing quality of life. There is currently no cure for fatigue yet it is one of the most debilitating of symptoms associated with MS.

Farewell to the Chalet

24 July 2017

Source Reading, Wokingham and Districts MS Society:

As you may know, the lease on our holiday chalet at the Hoburne Naish site near Bournemouth, runs out at the end of September and cannot be renewed.

How do you keep your brain fit when you have MS?

24 July 2017

Source MS Trust:

There is a lot of talk about brain health and how to keep your brain as healthy and fit as possible. But what does this really entail?

In this blog Helena from the MS Trust information and engagement team explores some ideas on how to improve your brain health.

Have you heard people talking about brain health in MS and wondered what they actually mean? In MS the immune system mistakenly attacks and damages tissue in the brain and spinal cord, this can...

MS treatments: life-changing, but hard to access

21 July 2017

Source The Guardian

Therapies for multiple sclerosis are becoming more effective. But an underfunded NHS is struggling to provide timely diagnosis and make the latest treatments widely available.

Summer road resurfacing in Reading starts in August - you might want to check your journey to the Centre

21 July 2017

Source Reading Borough Council:

READING Borough Council’s annual summer major roads resurfacing programme is set to begin on Tuesday 1st August.

This year’s programme will see resurfacing work on fifteen sections of main roads, covering more than 34,000m2 of road surface across the borough.

The programme is expected to last for up to five weeks, weather permitting. Works will be temporarily suspended over the Reading Festival period on the traffic sensitive routes,...

For sale - top of the range MPV / WAV with electric wheelchair

18 July 2017

For Sale -Top of the range MPV / WAV with electric wheelchair Peugeot 807 auto executive adapted to take wheelchair user next to driver £1,750 ono

How to Improve MS Related Imbalance

11 July 2017

Source: Multiple Sclerosis News Today

One of the earliest symptoms that appeared before my multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis was imbalance. I remember turning my head to look at something and feeling slightly off-balance. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but that wobbly sensation gradually increased through the years.

Occasionally, I would bump into walls and nearly fall, appearing drunk, and clumsy. I knew something was off, but I wasn’t sure what was causing my...

Aquarium help needed

11 July 2017

We were donated an aquarium a few years ago and are desperate for some help to manage and maintain it properly.

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