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Posts By: Karen Jones
Making a lasting power of attorney for your health and wellbeing and financial affairs has never been easier! You may never need it, but it’s a good idea to plan ahead just in case! The government online service will guide you through the process to create a lasting power of attorney. Find out more here.
Source F1000 Prime: Fox et al. present the results of the eagerly awaited SPRINT-MS trial – a multi-centre phase II double blinded placebo controlled study of ibudilast in decreasing brain atrophy in progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Ibudilast was previously trialled in relapsing MS and whilst it did not prevent the reduction of new T2… Read more »
View this email in your browser Dear Readers, Did you see the Oxford Mail yesterday? We were featured about our Strength & Balance classes alongside a 71 year old powerlifting lady from Oxford – very inspiring! You can read the article on the following link Powerlifting Oxford professor proves it’s never too late to lift… Read more »
Source MS Trust: Want to know more about how what you eat can affect your MS? We put some of your questions to Dr Conor Kerley, a registered dietitian who was diagnosed with MS at 16. Every week there seems to be media coverage of a new piece of research, suggesting that what you eat… Read more »
Source Independent Living: For anybody who is about to purchase equipment to help them manage with a disability, don’t forget about VAT exemption. Here are the rules regarding VAT exemption for disabled people. Find out when you can buy mobility products and daily living aids without VAT, and how to go about it. And most importantly, don’t… Read more »
Source Independent Living: Here are some ideas about ways that you may be able to save money on essentials if you have a disability, are elderly, and receive certain benefits, and/or have a low income. Warm Home Discount Scheme – This scheme provides £140 rebate on electricity bills during winter 2018-2019, for people who qualify. You… Read more »
With Fuelmii, you just phone and they come to your car wherever it is – so disabled people or anyone else do not need to get to a garage. They work 24/7 with no delivery fee. You only pay for the fuel you get and this is at or below supermarket prices. This was advertised… Read more »
Source MS Trust: The MS Trust has praised the pioneering work of the MS Risk Sharing Scheme (RSS) as the final results from the scheme are published in the BMJ today (September 24). “The RSS was a truly innovative scheme and continues to deliver real benefits for people with MS,” commented David Martin, Chief Executive of the MS… Read more »
Source MS Society: Our new evidence review shows the link between smoking and MS is clearer than ever. Smoking can make MS worse and speed up how fast people with MS become disabled. Ahead of October’s annual ‘Stoptober’ campaign, our independent research review shows smoking can: make MS more active worsen and speed up the… Read more »