Tag Archives: Multiple Sclerosis

MP highlights work of unpaid carers


York Outer MP Julian Sturdy highlights work of unpaid carers

7:45am Thursday 26th May 2011

ONE of York’s MPs has hailed the work of carers as part of a national drive to recognise the contribution made by volunteers who help the sick, frail and disabled.

MS Sufferers In Britain Let Down By Poor Care

MS Sufferers In Britain Let Down By Poor Care

By Gerard Tubb, North of England correspondent | Sky News

Britain is one of the worst countries in Europe for treating people with Multiple Sclerosis, according to the leading charity in the field.

Simon Gillespie, the chief executive of the MS Society , said: “Access to treatments and services for many is a daily battle, and in the current economic climate things don’t look set to improve.”

MS is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults and there is no cure.

MS Awareness Week (21 – 27 May 2011)

MS Awareness Week 2011

How many people really understand what MS is? Even those who know that MS stands for multiple sclerosis rarely appreciate the impact it can have.

MS Awareness Week (21 – 27 May 2011) is an opportunity for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust to help change this and encourage people across the UK to better understand MS.

MS affects approximately 100,000 people in the UK and two thirds of these are women. It is usually diagnosed when people are in their 20s and 30s and is the most common neurological condition affecting young people.

In MS damage or scarring occurs to the myelin sheath – a layer of fatty protein that protects the nerves in the same way that insulating material protects an electric wire.