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Why is MS Often So Difficult to Diagnose?

MS can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms can be easy to ignore or put down to another condition, and because there’s no single test that can diagnose it.   What is multiple sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis, or MS, causes the brain to degenerate over time. It’s characterised by...

How does multiple sclerosis affect the body? 0

How Does MS Affect the Body?

MS affects the body by causing, among other things, muscle spasms, problems with thinking and learning, and mobility problems. How does MS affect the body? The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are varied, can affect any part of the body, and every patient is affected differently. For some, the symptoms...

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What Are MS Symptoms?

The symptoms of MS include: fatigue, problems with sight, balance and dizziness, numbness and tingling, muscle spasms, cognitive difficulties, bladder and bowel problems.   What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis, or MS is a neurodegenerative disease, which means that the brain degenerates over time. It’s characterised by damaged areas...

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Caring for someone with MS

To care for someone with MS, you must find time to care for yourself. Read more to find out how to access the support you will need. Caring for someone with MS Caring for a loved one is rewarding, but it can also be immensely stressful. As multiple sclerosis...

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Why Do Parkinson’s Patients Sleep So Much?

Parkinson’s patients experience difficulties with their sleep due to the disease itself and the medications that treat it. This can lead to increased sleepiness during the day. Parkinson’s disease can cause problems with sleep, and the medications used to treat it can cause even more. Difficulties sleeping during the...

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The End of Life Care Pathway

When you reach the end of life, care can help to control your pain, maintain your comfort and support you to live as well as possible, for as long as possible. What is end of life care? Being diagnosed with an illness for which there is no cure can...

How does Parkinson's affect daily life 0

How Does Parkinson’s Affect Daily Life?

Parkinson’s disease can alter your family relationships, how you exercise, eat, work, and move. But these changes don’t happen immediately, and you can take steps to minimise their long term impact. How does Parkinson’s affect daily life? Parkinson’s is a progressive disease, which means it won’t impact on your...

what is post discharge care? 0

Post Discharge Care

Post discharge care can help your loved one to stay safe and comfortable as they recuperate and rebuild strength, so that they can regain confidence and independence. Discharge from Hospital Being discharged from hospital is a positive step, but the transition from ward to home can be challenging. When...

Summer holiday care 0

Arranging Summer Holiday Care

Arranging care for a loved one while you go on holiday, can make a huge difference to your ability to relax, and their confidence and independence. Arranging time off for yourself If you provide care for a loved one, it can be difficult to take a holiday. Holidays are...

What does an overnight carer do? 0

What Does an Overnight Carer Need?

If your overnight carer is a waking carer, then you won’t need more than you would for a day time carer, if they are a sleeping carer, then you will need to provide bedroom facilities. What is overnight care? Overnight carers come in two varieties: waking carers and sleeping...