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25 July 2017
Relationships

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

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22 March 2017
Parenting and MS

First comes the crying and the sleepless nights, then there’s the troublesome toddler years, and then, before you know it, your house is shaking from the door-slamming of a surly teen. Parenthood, whatever stage you’re at, is never easy, and definitely never dull. But when you’re attempting to raise a child while coping with the unpredictability of MS, it throws up a whole new set of challenges. Here are five top tips for juggling parenthood and MS. 

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06 March 2015
Helena reading open door

Helena Jidborg Alexander who works in our MS Trust Web team and is a person with MS ponders the question of raising awareness of MS

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10 November 2014
Atlantic Lions standing on bridge

Why do we want to cross an entire ocean in a small rowing boat? Three reasons really. First, the sense of adventure that only the high seas can bring. Second, the challenge in pushing the human body to the endurance limits. But third, and most important, to make a real difference to a charity so close to our hearts.

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16 May 2014
Illustration of rehabilitation team

I am 67 years old and I have had MS for over 30 years. I live with my husband who is nearly 80. Thankfully he is fit and well and between us we manage most things. He does the cooking and housework but I help with the dusting. I have been in a wheelchair for many years but can stand on a turning aid, with my husband’s help, to go to the toilet or get into bed or the car. However, my standing had been getting much worse and moving me from one place to another was getting very difficult for my husband.

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24 September 2013

For the next issue of our newsletter, Open Door, we’re going to be focusing on MS in the family. MS is typically diagnosed when people are in their twenties and thirties – that is, when many people are thinking about settling down and starting families. 

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09 February 2012

An interesting conversation started on Twitter. How do disabled folks date? The big question was about how to appeal to a potential partner. Kevin Ward sheds some light on the options.

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