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.

How did you sleep last night?

19 March 2021

Source MS Trust: Find out more about the causes, treatment and management as well as general tips to improve sleep quality this world sleep day.

All adults with MS can now book a Covid-19 vaccination

18 March 2021

You do not need to have been shielding or to have been contacted by your GP. Simply use the NHS website to book an appointment at a vaccination centre or hub.

Accessible garden design advice

18 March 2021

Accessible garden design advice from Mark Lane, BBC Gardeners' World presenter and wheelchair user.

"As a garden designer, I love the process of pulling together ideas, drawing up concepts, creating planting plans and selecting materials to use. I trained to become a garden/landscape designer; but I completely understand that faced with a blank canvas, an overgrown garden or downsizing to a patio, terrace or balcony can feel daunting.

If you love gardening but your body is...

Not all disabilities are visible

18 March 2021

The Hidden Disabilities Store: The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower for people with hidden disabilities

Staying Smart

18 March 2021

Source MS Trust: Want to find out more about those thinking and memory problems you might be experiencing?

Why do our brains stop repairing myelin as we get older?

11 March 2021

Source MS Society: A new study has discovered a specific gene plays a major role in myelin repair becoming less effective as we age.

To stop MS from getting worse, we need to find ways to repair damaged myelin – the protective coating around nerves in our brains.

Although our bodies have the natural ability to repair myelin, this process breaks down in MS. Recently, researchers have discovered that ageing is a key cause of this breakdown. But they aren’t sure exactly why....

Podcasts from the MS Trust

11 March 2021

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