Posts Categorized: Information

Masters research questionnaire

We are Human Nutrition MSc students from Oxford Brookes University and my team and I are interested in how COVID-19 and lockdown may have impacted on diet and other lifestyle behaviours.  Due to the limited research to date we are starting our research from a very fresh view. I am emailing you because we have… Read more »

Bladder care is self care

The MS team at the Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry puts together the MS Blog. They have regular posts looking at the latest MS research and, most importantly, putting the information in understandable English! This week they have looked at some of the bladder problems that many people with MS experience…. Read more »

Not all disabilities are visible

Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around the wearer including staff, colleagues and health professionals that they need additional support, help or a little more time. Since its launch in 2016, it has now been adopted globally by major airports and venues and in the UK, by many supermarkets, railway and coach… Read more »

Accessible garden design advice

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… Read more »

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

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,… Read more »

The Brain and Spine Foundation and the Neurological Alliance have launched a new mobile app and website

Source MS Trust: One in six of us live with a neurological condition. Millions of individuals, stories and experiences cannot be ignored. The Brain and Spine Foundation and the Neurological Alliance have launched a new mobile app and website to support people with neurological conditions to more easily share their experiences of care. By sharing your experiences… Read more »

Because we all care: unpaid carers

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Family carers have been taking on more responsibilities than ever during the pandemic. They are in a unique position to see what is going on, good and bad, with the health and social care provided to the person they are caring for. Not surprisingly, they are also more likely to provide feedback on care experiences… Read more »