Thursday, 19 October 2017

Charity to help MS patients

SUE RYDER is looking for patients to participate in a new course, Living Well with MS.

SUE RYDER is looking for patients to participate in a new course, Living Well with MS.

The six-week course will take place at the charity’s Nettlebed hospice every Monday from 11am to 1pm, starting on September 28.

The course is open to anyone living with multiple sclerosis who may be struggling to maintain their independence and lifestyle. It will give people ways to help improve their sense of wellbeing and address difficulties they may be experiencing.

Relatives, carers and friends are also invited to attend. They will receive information and support with issues or concerns they may have caring for a loved one with MS.

Karen Guy, head of clinical services at the hospice, said: “We have decided to provide this course to improve access to care and support for people living with MS.



“In our experience, this patient group is under- represented and people often struggle to manage their symptoms while maintaining their lifestyle.

“People are often diagnosed with MS at a younger age and many are not aware of the care and support offered by Sue Ryder for people with ongoing neurological conditions.

“We have worked closely with the MS Society to develop this course and hope that we will be able to run more in the future.”

For more information, call Gina Mulliss-Mangan on 0118 949 5030 or visit www.sueryder.org/Nettlebed Hospice and click on the Living Well with MS link.



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