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.

 

The MS research that's offering me hope

8 October 2019

Source BBC: "I don't like to think of the future. It's such a big question mark. I just keep living in the present."Source BBC: "I don't like to think of the future. It's such a big question mark. I just keep living in the present."

Diabetes drug offers hope of new treatment for multiple sclerosis.

7 October 2019

Source The Guardian: Trial using rats showed the drug metformin repaired nerve damage caused by the disease.

How the sunflower lanyard helped me travel with invisible symptoms

3 October 2019

Source MS Society: I find travelling stressful. Having to deal with invisible symptoms from MS has made it harder. I worry about being judged by other people if I need assistance when I may look fine.

Priority Services Register for vulnerable energy customers

3 October 2019

uSwitch - The Priority Services Register was recently broadened by Ofgem to help as many vulnerable energy customers as possible. Find out if it could help you with this guide from uSwitch.

What is the Priority Services Register?

The Priority Services Register (PSR) is a free and voluntary system that your supplier uses to ensure the correct support is given to its most vulnerable customers.

It is a system designed and overseen by Ofgem to better ensure that...

Winter Ball 16th November 2019 at the Reading Hilton

3 October 2019

The Berkshire MS Therapy Centre Winter Ball taking place at the Reading Hilton, Drake Way on Saturday 16th November 2019.

Detailed Genetic Map Implicates Broad Immune Cell Involvement in MS, Reports Risk Variant in X Chromosome

3 October 2019

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: A new large-scale genetic map implicates broad immune system dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests a key role of brain immune cells called microglia, and indicates an MS-related gene variant located in the X chromosome.

Altogether, the findings — the result of the largest reported study of MS to date — provide the basis for up to 48% of the heritability for this disease.

The study, “Multiple sclerosis genomic map...

Respite care information from Independent Living

3 October 2019

Source Independent Living: If you are taking care of another person, both of you need a break from time to time, for the sake of your physical and mental wellbeing.

MS Carers' Lunchclub

3 October 2019

Do you care for someone with MS? Want a break and meet people who understand?

Dive Ability

3 October 2019

Dive Ability: Welcome to Dive AbilityScuba diving for people with disabilities and disadvantages.

Everyone's MS is different

3 October 2019

Source MS Trust: What's causing my symptoms?

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