Posts By: Karen Jones

Milton Park Monthly Update

28th September 2018 Issue 001 This newsletter brings you the latest and greatest stories from around the park. Welcome to the new style Milton Park newsletter. Find out about news & events from across the Park. Head over to our news & events pages on the website for even more exciting updates. Tell us your… Read more »

Exercise and disability

Monica specialises in Aquatic exercise and disability active gym at The Park Club. She is affected by the neurological disease ALD/AMN and is aware of some of the challenges people face when going to the gym. Please click here for further information monica instructability leafet There are also Disability Active leaflets available at the centre.    

Many thanks

We have been nominated in the Didcot Community and Business Awards, thank you very much to those who nominated us, lets see what happens.

Physical exercise fights fatigue and depression in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study reveals.

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: Physical exercise fights fatigue and depression in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study reveals. Remarkably, these positive outcomes in psychological health can be achieved without significant alterations in the patient’s body weight or body mass index (BMI), further supporting the idea that exercise could be an effective therapeutic intervention for MS. The study with… Read more »

Enhanced flu jab to save ‘hundreds of lives’

Source BBC:  The over-65s vaccine will protect against three strains of flu, but people under 65, in the so-called at-risk groups, will be offered a vaccine that protects against four types of flu.  At-risk groups include pregnant women and those with long-term health conditions. The enhanced vaccine that will be given this year contains extra… Read more »

MS patients denied drug which could keep them out of wheelchair

Source the Telegraph:  “As doctors, we are left feeling powerless when we deliver the devastating diagnosis of PPMS to people because we know there is currently no disease-modifying treatment available to help them. “It is even more frustrating that an effective treatment that can help slow the disease has been developed and made available across… Read more »

Study shows that drug slows brain shrinkage in multiple sclerosis

Source UAB News: Results from a clinical trial of more than 250 participants with progressive multiple sclerosis revealed that ibudilast was better than a placebo in slowing down brain shrinkage. The study also showed that the main side effects of ibudilast were gastrointestinal and headaches. The study was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and… Read more »

People with primary progressive MS need ocrelizumab now

Source MS Society: Ocrelizumab should be available on the NHS for everyone with primary progressive MS who could benefit. We call on NHS England, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Roche to work together to secure a deal to make that happen. Raise your voice and help the MS Society tell NICE and… Read more »

MS Annual Quiz Night, Friday 12th October

MS Annual Quiz Night, Friday 12th October, The Barn (Didcot Conservative Club), 7 for 7.30 start, £7 per person, up to 8 in a team.  Please advertise to your friends, put on your facebook post etc. Please please can members donate some raffle prizes, especially drink, chocolates, biscuits etc. Many thanks,   Click here for… Read more »