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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
When Ruth Winden signed up to take part in a Grand Canyon Trek for the MS Trust, she didn’t realise how much of a positive focus it would bring to her life
Grab your cape and join us for the brand new Superhero Tri on Saturday 19 August at Dorney Lake, Windsor. Superhero Series founder, Sophia Warner, tells us why she wanted to set up an event that was open to everyone
Maureen has supported the MS Trust for many years, having lived with MS for over 40 years herself. Last autumn, she decided to do a skydive – aged 72 – to fundraise for the MS Trust and she has also left a legacy gift to us in her will
After an MS diagnosis you’re bound to have worries about how the condition might impact your independence and freedom: will you still be able to do those ‘normal’ everyday things you always have done? One of the most common questions that our information team gets asked is: ‘Can I still drive?’ For most people with MS the answer is ‘Yes’, but there are some things you need to be aware of.