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NEWS IN FOCUS | SE01EP45 MS Awareness Week

26th April 2017
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NEWS IN FOCUS | SE01EP45 MS Awareness Week

This week’s News In Focus takes a look at Multiple Sclerosis as it’s MS awareness week – which aims to raise further awareness on the condition, as nationally 7 in 10 people – don’t know what the major symptoms are.

Included in this week’s show will be representatives from both the MS society and the MS Trusts, who work tirelessly to provide support and information for MS suffers. It’s also the 25th anniversary of the introduction of specialist MS nurses to the NHS, which has significantly helped suffered.

Megan Roberts is one of those nurses and is now also a Specialist Nurse Program manager with the MS Trust, she said it’s not surprising that few people know about what the major symptoms of MS are “It is a concern, but not entirely unexpected – I think Ms is such an unpredictable and variable disease and a lot of people with MS have what we call invisible symptoms. You might know somebody with MS without realising it – it’s not always obvious.”

“It tends to be only a small proportion of people who perhaps have the more severe mobility problems that are using a stick or perhaps needing a wheelchair that people notice”

Also on this week’s program, East Midlands couple Jayne and Mick Stanley give an insight into what it’s like to live with MS and be a career for someone, as the husband and wife duo have lived with the condition for over two decades.

Join Craig Priest for more, this Thursday at 6pm

 

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