Monthly Archives: April 2011
Carers Week: What it’s like to be a young carer
Find out what life is like for teenagers and children who become carers for somebody they love.
Book project helps Alzheimer’s patients
Donna-Louise Bishop, Reporter Thursday, April 21, 2011
A project to help people with Alzheimer’s Disease in north Norfolk is being launched in Norwich to help them put together their life history into a book.
The Life Story Book project has been set up by the Norwich and district branch of the Alzheimer’s Society, which is based at St John Maddermarket in the city centre.
Promising psychosocial treatments for pain in MS
For some people with MS, medicines can provide complete relief from pain,but many pain sufferers do not achieve adequate pain relief by pharmacological means. Fortunately, a number of non-pharmacological approaches can be used that have been proven to be effective in other groups of people with chronic pain.
The biopsychosocial model of pain
The experience of pain is very complex, involving not only the body but also the mind. Current thinking is that chronic pain is best understood from a biopsychosocial perspective, which recognises the importance of the underlying biological basis of pain (for example, nerve damage due to MS), but also acknowledges that psychosocial factors may have a significant impact on the experience of pain and its effects on life.