Monthly Archives: April 2011

What it’s like to be a young carer

Carers Week: What it’s like to be a young carer

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Find out what life is like for teenagers and children who become carers for somebody they love.

The Life Story Book project for Alzheimer’s sufferers

Book project helps Alzheimer’s patients

Donna-Louise Bishop, Reporter Thursday, April 21, 2011
12:00 PM

 Life story books created for Alzheimer sufferers and their families by Laura Smith  (L) and Reema Khoury. Life story books created for Alzheimer sufferers and their families by Laura Smith (L) and Reema Khoury.

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.

Pain and MS

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

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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.

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