Caring for a loved one with advanced MS can bring all kinds of challenges, with many families feeling like they have nowhere to turn. Here, we speak to Lisa and Tony Tanner, who care for Lisa’s mum Georgetta, about the ups and downs of being a carer, and how the MS Trust's Advanced MS Champion programme will make a difference.
Bowel and bladder symptoms in MS are common and often easily managed, so it’s important to be open about what you’re going through so you can get the support you need. We put some of your questions about these issues to MS specialist nurse Noreen Barker.
Last year, 64 daring MS Trust supporters took a leap of faith and jumped out of a plane with a parachute, raising over £44,000 to help others affected by MS. Adventure lover Sarah Harper explains why she wanted to take part in a sponsored skydive.
Following a shock diagnosis in 2015, Lucy Pritchard decided to take on a remarkable running challenge to raise vital funds for the MS Trust and show that MS doesn’t have to mean the end of your world. This is her story.
Whether it’s the everyday tasks that keep you independent, like getting dressed in the morning and cleaning your teeth, or being able to do those things you enjoy, like baking or painting, the dexterity and coordination of your hands and arms is essential. This was acknowledged by the MS team at Barts in 2016 when they launched their #ThinkHand campaign and began raising awareness on the importance of upper limb function in the MS community. The awareness campaign has been steadily gaining momentum, so we decided to catch up with Professor Gavin Giovannoni to find out more about the campaign and learn why we should all be ‘thinking hand’
When Isobel was diagnosed with MS aged just 22, she vowed it would “make me not break me”. Determined to help other young people in a similar situation, she decided to start vlogging about her journey with MS. Over a year later, Izzy’s YouTube channel, Izzy MS (youtube.com/izzyms), has thousands of subscribers and her videos have proved an invaluable source of support for people with MS from all over the world. We caught up with Izzy to find out more.
Amy was diagnosed with MS at just 17. Here she tells us about the challenges of being diagnosed at such a young age, living with an 'invisible' condition, and why she's determined MS won't stop her.
David, whose mum has MS, talks about his project with the Fixers campaign to create a short film to help other young people talk about MS.
Our day job is an important part of our identity, and being diagnosed with MS shouldn't mean giving up the things that make us who we are. But the unpredictability of MS may mean that you have to make some adjustments to how you approach work. In this guest blog, Carla, who was diagnosed with MS in 2008, suggests some simple changes you could make to help manage work life and MS.