Posts By: Sue

How did you feel when you were diagnosed with MS?

Source MS Trust: How did you feel when you were diagnosed with MS? Angry? Scared? Perhaps even relieved? Whatever you felt, or are feeling now, it’s OK. There is no correct way to react to the news of diagnosis – being diagnosed with MS is a lot to take in. In this video, Anna talks… Read more »

Disarm Therapeutics to Begin Developing Therapy that Prevents Axonal Degeneration

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: Disarm Therapeutics has completed the first round of financing to develop a compound that prevents axonal degeneration in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurodegenerative conditions. The treatment approach is based on an earlier discovery at Washington University in St. Louis, showing that the enzyme SARM1 is a key driver of axon degeneration,… Read more »

Got cog fog?

Source MS Trust: Cognition and cognitive symptoms About half of all people with multiple sclerosis have some degree of problem at some time with aspects of thinking – memory, attention span, planning, decision making, understanding or concentration. Cognition is the term that covers all these aspects and these symptoms are referred to as cognitive problems. Cognitive issues… Read more »

Autumn news from Generation Games/Age UK Oxfordshire

Dear readers, We hope you have all had an enjoyable summer break. Now our classes have all started back again and we also have a few new ones to tell you about! Our Strength & Balance classes are going from strength to strength (no pun intended!) and we currently have 10 across the county. We… Read more »

September 100 club winners

  No 8, Jodie winning £36.25 No 21, Nandi winning £21.75 No 22, Jill winning £14.50 Come on everyone, join our 100 club, ask Sue or Dave for details only £5 a month.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

West Hagbourne Village Association are having a Macmillan coffee morning on Saturday 30th September at York Farm, York Road, West Hagbourne from 10.30-12.30.

My Thoughts on Being a Grandparent with a Disability

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: I had always envisioned that I would be an active and healthy grandparent when the time came — not one with a disability. I was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) in the summer of 2010, which also happened to be the same year my first grandchild was born…. Read more »

European Commission reverses decision on drug, following QMUL research

Source Queen Mary University of London: A drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been granted a license by the European Commission, following evidence from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that it improves patients’ quality of life and is safer than previously thought. MS is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system affecting more… Read more »

Gut Microbes May Influence Multiple Sclerosis Progression

Source University of California San Francisco: Researchers at UC San Francisco have identified specific gut microbes associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) in human patients, and show that these microbes take part in regulating immune responses in mouse models of the disease. The new findings – to be published during the week of Sept. 11, 2017,… Read more »