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Challenges Facing Young MSers


While in Barcelona the topic of MS and Young Adults was discussed. It was interesting to me, as I am the youngest person I know with multiple sclerosis. I know some very inspirational people with MS who happen to be older than me, but I sometimes feel as if my concerns as a 26 year old are irrele...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday March 20 2014 11:00 AM

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Protecting Our Brain


Recently I was lucky enough to attend a media briefing in sunny Barcelona hosted by Novartis (makers of Gilenya) ahead of a conference - Advancing Research in MS and the Brain. The conference brought together leading neuroscientists and neurologists to identify gaps in knowledge and treatments o...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday March 13 2014 11:00 AM

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As long as my brain still brains...


I have known that something was up in the old noggin department for a few years. That sinking feeling when I forget a word I KNOW I know. When the check-out at Aldi is too much for me to keep up with. When I can’t help a nine year old with her Maths….. The best way I can describe it ...

Published by Joan Jordan on Monday March 10 2014 11:00 AM

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Disclosing to Friends and Family


In my earlier blog posts, I've mentioned that getting my MS diagnosis was somewhat of a relief, after so long of not knowing what was wrong with me. Obviously I wasn't pleased about it, it wasn't what I'd hoped for, but deep down I was kind of glad that I hadn't been spoofing all those years.&nbs...

Published by Niamh McCarron on Thursday March 06 2014 11:00 AM

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'Nobody realises that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal' Albert Camus  I know the French philosopher, writer and journalist Albert Camus didn’t mean to describe the physical effect that MS has on us when he said the above; he was probably referring to a state of...

Published by Helen Farrell on Thursday February 27 2014 11:00 AM

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Why Exercise is Important


Baz Luhrmann had one piece of advice that he considered vitally important to give to the class of ’99. He said that if he could only offer one tip for the future it would be to wear sunscreen. He had other tips to offer but the wearing of sunscreen was 'the tip' The one tip I would like to...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday February 20 2014 11:00 AM

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