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.

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6 of the Best Apps for Chronic Illness Management

11 July 2017

Source: Multiple Sclerosis Today

Managing a chronic illness can be difficult. There are many different medications to take (often at different times), appointments to remember, symptoms to keep track of, and lots of information to absorb. Thankfully, living in a digital age means that there are numerous mobile apps that can help you manage your chronic illness.

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.

Can you help at Caversham Street Collection on Saturday 15th July?

5 July 2017

The Berkshire MS Therapy Centre are in Caversham on Saturday 15th July and we want you to join us.

Fancy a holiday in Jersey?

5 July 2017

Fancy a holiday in Jersey? This accessible accommodation comes highly recommended by one of our members.

Drivers in Bracknell warned over blue badge 'scam'

5 July 2017

Source: BBC

Drivers in Bracknell are being warned about a website which overcharges disabled drivers for their "blue badge" parking permit.

MS Society Hydrotherapy sessions at Royal Berkshire Hospital

5 July 2017

Source: Reading, Wokingham and Districts MS Society

Our friends at the Reading, Wokingham and Districts MS Society branch offer Hydrotherapy sessions at Royal Berkshire Hospital every Wednesday 5-6 p.m. & 6-7 p.m.

What the brain's wiring looks like

4 July 2017

Source: BBC

The world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring has been produced by scientists at Cardiff University.

Researchers Find Gene Mutation in Multiple Sclerosis That Runs in Families

3 July 2017

Source: Multiple Sclerosis News Today

A variation in the NLRP1 gene is associated with multiple sclerosis that runs in families, Slovenian researchers report.

How to find the best travel insurance if you have a pre-existing medical conditions

3 July 2017

Source: The Telegraph

Travellers who are currently suffering from illness or have been diagnosed with various conditions could struggle to get cover when they go on holiday, or end up paying through the nose for it.

Those with health problems, or even those who had issues in the past, are deemed more risky for an insurance company to cover and so are more likely to need treatment while abroad, which the insurer will need to foot the bill for.

This can drive up the...

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