When Kimberley was diagnosed with MS in February, she was scared to open up about the condition. But then a few months later, on World MS Day, she decided to ‘come out’ about her MS in a rather public way – and was overwhelmed by the support she received from friends and strangers alike.
Interested in organisations or tools that help you make your world more adaptable? Denise suggests three of her favourites
Relationships are full of ups and downs – it’s a fact of life. But when your partner has a long-term health condition like MS, there may be some extra bumps in the road for you both to navigate. Here are a few ways you can support your loved one along the way
Since Mental Health Awareness Week took place back in May, we’ve received a number of questions about how MS can affect your mental health and how you can manage these challenges more effectively. We put your questions to consultant neuropsychologist Jo Johnson
More and more people with MS are signing up to Pilates classes to improve both their physical and emotional wellbeing. Open Door went along to a class at the MS Therapy Centre in Norwich to find out why this type of exercise is proving so popular among the MS community and to meet some of the men and women reaping the rewards
First Susan in Neighbours, then Nancy in Hollyoaks and now Johnny in Coronation Street: a series of soap characters have been diagnosed with MS. But is this a good way of raising awareness, or an unhelpful misrepresentation? We asked people on social media for their views.
When Denise Stephens was diagnosed with MS at the age of 24, she was disappointed to find that a lot of equipment recommended to her made her feel like she was “living in a hospital”. Determined to find things that worked for her, and share her discoveries with others, she founded Enabled by Design, a community of people passionate about design for all
- Access to disease modifying drugs
- The cost of MS
- Protecting cognitive reserve
- Diet and childhood MS
- Vitamin D and bone health
- Depression risk factors