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MS Awareness Week

Because today marks the beginning of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, we thought it would be appropriate to write a blog about this condition that affects more 100,000 people in the UK – with 100 additional people being diagnosed each week.

MS is a neurodegenerative disorder, an incurable and debilitating condition that results in increasing damage to nerve fibres and cells. This damage interferes with messages between the brain and other parts of the body.

There are four different types of MS and each varies by symptom and progression. Common symptoms tend to be invisible, such as chronic fatigue or pain but can also include problems with balance, writing or walking.

There are various ways to support MS charities which includes volunteering, offering donations or participating in fundraising challenges such as the London to Brighton Bike ride. Though if you’re more into baking than bicycling, the MS Society is encouraging people to do a Cake Bake on Friday 15 May to show their support and help raise funds.

More details about MS, fundraising, support or help can be found on the following websites:

MS Society
MS Trust

Of course The Private Care Company can also help those with MS to stay independent longer by providing care when required in one’s own home.

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