We have ONE place left for the forthcoming London Marathon.
If you know someone who would like to take on this challenge and raise
sponsorship for the Centre, please email Jackie@bmstc.org
for more details.
We are looking for volunteers to road marshall for the Centre at the forthcoming Reading Half Marathon, taking place on Sunday 17th March.
All our marshalls are placed next to the Madejski Stadium and have a birds eye view of the start and finish of the race plus the Centre gets a generous donation for the organisers:) If you know anyone who would like to help out, please contact Jackie at the Centre on 0118 901 6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In a breakthrough for nanotechnology and multiple sclerosis, a biodegradable nanoparticle turns out to be the perfect vehicle to stealthily deliver an antigen that tricks the immune system into stopping its attack on myelin and halt a model of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according to new Northwestern Medicine research. Read more here.
When we think about the effects that a condition such as MS can have on people's lives, it is not surprising that mood problems are common. Over the last year, we set up a psychology service in Surrey offering two frequently used approaches (CBT and MBCT) that research has shown can improve mood and help people adapt to and cope with living with MS. In this article we describe these two approaches and include some of the comments made by our clients who took part. For more click here.
Note: CBT is available at BMSTC for people living in the West Berkshire PCT area. For more information call NHS Talking Therapies on 0118 9769121. The service is also in other areas by contacting your local PCT.
On behalf of the
Physical Disabilities and Sensory Needs (PDSN) Network,we would like to invite you to
well-being eventatthe Civic Centre, ReadingonWednesday 21st
As well as have an
opportunity to have your say on proposals outlined in the Council’s draft
Health and Well-Being Strategy, we will also have short presentations about the
role of the Health and Well-Being Board, Healthwatch and Clinical Commissioning
We are delightedto have presentations
– BerkshirePhysiotherapyCentre who will becoveringneuro-physiotherapy for people
with disabilities such as MS, Parkinson’s disease,cerebral palsy, stroke and MND;
– The Royal Berkshire Hospital
screening for women with a disability and
– The Stroke Association
covering life after a stroke
Refreshments will be provided so please advise of your
attendance by contacting me via my emailaddressor
Angela Todd Service Development and Partenrships 0118 937 4114
The MS Society has recently given a research grant towards a project run by a Bio-Scientist who is trying to understand how oxygen help. Follow the link to the heading "A new therapy for new relapses?" - great to see that Oxygen Therapy is being studied :0)
A Study of Responses to Diagnosis and Living with MS Participant Information
Sheet (June 2012)
"This study has been reviewed and received a favourable opinion from the
University of Surrey Ethics Committee.
Thank you for expressing an interest in this study or multiple sclerosis
(MS), which is part of PhD research in Health Psychology at the University of
Surrey. Please read the following information and feel free to discuss this with
someone else before deciding to take part.
What is this study about? The study is intended to find out about
how people responded to being diagnosed with MS and then how they continue to
feel about living with the condition. The research aims to understand thoughts
and feelings about MS, about how people think and cope." Read more here.
Researcher, Bridget Jones, will be at BMSTC on the morning of Thursday if you would like to talk to her about the study.