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Ways to Help Cope with an MS Diagnosis

Ways to Help Cope with an MS Diagnosis

A guest post from Dizzy and the Dinosaurs. You can visit the blog at dinosaursdonkeysandms.com Ways to Help Cope with an MS Diagnosis It was nearly four years ago that I was diagnosed with MS. And for me it was rather a shock. Before I started acquiring my weird collection of symptoms (have buzzy feet, seeing […]

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MS-SMART drug trial after 92 weeks

MS-SMART drug trial after 92 weeks

Its almost 92 weeks since I started the MS-SMART drug trial. The time has flown by. The trial as been straight forward. Just pop a pill every morning and again in the evening. Well almost every evening, sometimes when I go out in the evening I forget to take one with me and when I get […]

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Keeping the grey matter active

Keeping the grey matter active

I hope that this is a bit of a fun. How many times have you had to do something that’s looked easy? Then you realise that you need to think quite hard. Its called concentration or keeping the grey matter active :-0). Its called the Stroop effect Picture 1             […]

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Employ physically disabled people

Employ physically disabled people

Have you ever thought about employing a disabled person? I’m thinking of people with a physical disability. Read this and think about it. D I S A B L E D It is such a tiny word, only 8 letters but it is a huge word when it comes to giving it a definition or […]

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Stuck In My Throat

Stuck In My Throat

From a medical point of view the year 2014 has not been great. Too big to swallow Here is another incident, it started on Thursday 3rd July at 6.30 pm. Eating a meal before going to see a show at the Young Vic I tried to swallow a piece of lamb that was too big […]

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She ticked the ‘disabled’ box

She ticked the ‘disabled’ box

The following extract is from ‘multiple-sclerosis-research.blogspot.co.uk Friday 20 December 2013’  In Europe 50% of MSers are unemployed within 10 years of diagnosis when they are unlikely to be physically disabled. There are so many other similar stories from people who have a progressive physical disability. Think outside the box Are you one of the 50%?  Unfair […]

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Benefits of employing the ‘disabled’

Benefits of employing the ‘disabled’

Reality check Finding work is a lot tougher than it used to be. If you are disabled and unemployed, the challenge can become even greater. Not necessarily because of the disability, but sometimes because of the assumption that a disabled applicant may not offer the same level of skills, knowledge, experience or commitment. But so […]

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Opening doors for disabled workers

Opening doors for disabled workers

So many people with a physical disability have problems when it comes to employment. Having a physical disability is a big enough problem but facing life as one of the unemployed is a blow that makes  everything seem even harder. The scars and trauma of being out of work can lead to the break down […]

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Is it time for a new wheelchair access icon?

Is it time for a new wheelchair access icon?

We are all very familiar with the disabled person sign. It is a well known disability icon but do people assume that only only people in a wheel chair can be disabled? In fact people in a wheelchair represents only a tiny proportion of the disabled population. People who are deaf, blind, suffer from cerebral […]

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Seven councils in Wales charge for Blue Badge parking

Seven councils in Wales charge for Blue Badge parking

No one with a Blue Badge expects to pay to park their car. Now seven councils in Wales charge for Blue Badge parking. Is this the thin end of the wedge? Do councils really need the extra revenue by charging disabled people to park their cars? Will councils now do away with disabled parking bays? […]

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Everything is a compromise

Everything is a compromise

Everything is a compromise. If you stop and think for a minute or two then its true. I have just seen an article on the BBC Website about a 1930’s bus shelter in Reading. It is definitely not fit for purpose. Quite a few of the windows are broken, guttering looks as if it needs […]

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Bladder problems and MS

Bladder problems and MS

Nearly everyone has the misfortune to suffer from bladder problems and MS. Sadly I am one of them. Bladder problems and MS If you do have MS and a good bladder then count yourself very lucky. It is thought that as many as 90% of people with MS will have bladder problems at one time […]

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Access to Wembley Stadium

Access to Wembley Stadium

Wembley stadium is the home of English Football, it’s where the England team play their home games. Do not think that the stadium is only used for football. Saracens rugby club play the occasional important match there. It is close to Allianz Park, their home ground. Other activities take place at Wembley Stadium as well. Here […]

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Benefit cheats ‘colour attitudes to disabled people’

Benefit cheats ‘colour attitudes to disabled people’

The government spends £100 million a year through the French private company ATOS to run the benefits system for people who are unable to work. There are people who could return to work and yet are claiming the benefits. The public perception is that its the disabled who are cheating the system, claiming benefits when […]

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Do senior managers do enough to support people with disabilities?

Do senior managers do enough to support people with disabilities?

The more senior in status a person, the less tolerance they have. Is this true? A persons’s cognitave ability is frequently not affected by a disability. Do disabled people find networking and negotiating office politics difficult? Quite frequently disabled people in senior management realise that working for themselvs is more rewarding and satisfying. Only too […]

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What is loneliness?

What is loneliness?

To feel lonely is to be overwhelmed by an unbearable feeling of separateness, at a very deep level. Loneliness, is it social isolation? Chronic loneliness is a serious, life threatening condition. Studies of loneliness generally find high correlations with low self-esteem, shyness, self-consciousness, introversion, and the lack of assertiveness. Are these the result of a […]

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Should a disabled person pay road tax?

Should a disabled person pay road tax?

UK road tax can cost as much over £500 every year. Why should a disabled person pay road tax? It is not necessary. Click here to find out more information. You do not need to jump through many hoops, in fact it is a very easy process.   Many people believe a car is essential, […]

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