Blog: Apr 2017

The May Fair

13 April 2017

The May Fair is fast approaching on Saturday 20th May and we need your help to make it a success. There are many ways to get involved and we want you part of our team.

Annual Review 2016

13 April 2017

We are very proud to present our Annual Review 2016.

Stop PIP reassessments for patients with progressive diseases, campaigners say

11 April 2017

Source The Guardian:

MPs and patient groups have called for an end to the repeated assessments that people with progressive diseases must undergo in order to qualify for disability benefits.

Personal Independence Payments - Information Event

11 April 2017

Source Newbury MS Society:

Are you worried about claiming Personal Independence Payments (PIP)?

I tried to eat to beat MS

11 April 2017

Source The I News:

When she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Siobhan Norton’s neurologist warned her not to put her faith in eating plans to ‘cure’ her condition.

Excellent disabled hotel accommodation in London

10 April 2017

Highly recommended by Nigel and Barbara McAlister:

Accessible rooms & wet rooms galore!

It was that time of year again - for Nigel's annual checkup with his neurologist at the National Hospital. This appointment also coincided with our planned trip to the Royal Opera House to see the ballet 'The Sleeping Beauty' .

We decided to try out a new (2 years old) Premier Inn. The location was perfect - opposite the Coliseum and ideal for theatre breaks or meeting friends...

Scientists Accelerate Stem Cells’ Production of Brain Cells to Just Days, Study Reports

6 April 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

British scientists have accelerated from weeks to days the process by which stem cells generate brain cells, which could open the door to new treatment approaches for diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Missed opportunities in latest PIP review

6 April 2017

Source MS Society:

A second independent review into how Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is working was published recently.

Research on Faulty Stem Cells Suggests MS Patients Need Tailored Therapies

6 April 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Brain stem cells from primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) patients lack the ability to repair brain damage and to trigger the maturation of protective myelin-producing cells, a surprising study with far-reaching implications indicates.

MS Carers Lunch Club

6 April 2017

When you are diagnosed with MS, the effects do not stop with you. The effects are felt by those around you. Carers and partners play a huge role in how you manage your MS and their support is crucial. This is why, together with the Reading, Wokingham and Districts MS Society branch, we offer a MS Carers Lunch Club (formerly the Partners and Carers Club). Meeting on the second Thursday of every month between 12pm to 2.30pm, there is a fantastic programme planned. Transport and care can be...