Pip's Blog

Pip's Blog

Welcome to Pip's Blog, where our Centre Manager Pippa brings you up-to-date news from the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre and the MS community.

If you have any feedback or you would like to contact Pip email pippa@bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000.

For older posts please visit http://pips-bmstc.blogspot.co.uk.

 

MS treatments: life-changing, but hard to access

21 July 2017

Source The Guardian

Therapies for multiple sclerosis are becoming more effective. But an underfunded NHS is struggling to provide timely diagnosis and make the latest treatments widely available.

Summer road resurfacing in Reading starts in August - you might want to check your journey to the Centre

21 July 2017

Source Reading Borough Council:

READING Borough Council’s annual summer major roads resurfacing programme is set to begin on Tuesday 1st August.

This year’s programme will see resurfacing work on fifteen sections of main roads, covering more than 34,000m2 of road surface across the borough.

The programme is expected to last for up to five weeks, weather permitting. Works will be temporarily suspended over the Reading Festival period on the traffic sensitive routes,...

For sale - top of the range MPV / WAV with electric wheelchair

18 July 2017

For Sale -Top of the range MPV / WAV with electric wheelchair Peugeot 807 auto executive adapted to take wheelchair user next to driver £1,750 ono

6 of the Best Apps for Chronic Illness Management

11 July 2017

Source: Multiple Sclerosis Today

Managing a chronic illness can be difficult. There are many different medications to take (often at different times), appointments to remember, symptoms to keep track of, and lots of information to absorb. Thankfully, living in a digital age means that there are numerous mobile apps that can help you manage your chronic illness.

How to Improve MS Related Imbalance

11 July 2017

Source: Multiple Sclerosis News Today

One of the earliest symptoms that appeared before my multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis was imbalance. I remember turning my head to look at something and feeling slightly off-balance. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but that wobbly sensation gradually increased through the years.

Occasionally, I would bump into walls and nearly fall, appearing drunk, and clumsy. I knew something was off, but I wasn’t sure what was causing my...

Aquarium help needed

11 July 2017

We were donated an aquarium a few years ago and are desperate for some help to manage and maintain it properly.

Can you help at Caversham Street Collection on Saturday 15th July?

5 July 2017

The Berkshire MS Therapy Centre are in Caversham on Saturday 15th July and we want you to join us.

Fancy a holiday in Jersey?

5 July 2017

Fancy a holiday in Jersey? This accessible accommodation comes highly recommended by one of our members.

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