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Economic Impact of MS

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Myriad of extra costs with MS... Ten years after diagnosis I admitted to myself that keeping up fulltime work was taking way too much of a toll on my health. Bye-bye pension, nice knowing you full pay-cheque, colleagues, stability, identity and financial security. It was a very difficult time, a...

Published by Helen Farrell on Thursday March 26 2015 11:01 AM

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A New Altered Life, Post Diagnosis

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Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet, in 1786, penned the now famous lines “The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley,” translated from ancient Scottish it loosely means that the best laid plans often go awry. And so it happens in life; we may not have an exact plan laid...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday March 19 2015 11:12 AM

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'Brain Research in Ireland' Conference

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Happy Brain Awareness Week! Take a minute to celebrate how hard your 100 billion neurons work to keep your cranium ticking over. To put it in context, you have more neurons in your brain than there are stars in the Milky Way! To mark this annual event, MS Ireland asked me to attend a conference ...

Published by Joan Jordan on Thursday March 12 2015 11:07 AM

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Neurology and Europe

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Counting the cost The week that’s in it, Emma Rogan takes a brief look at brain research and the importance of researchers and people with MS working together.  “Knowing how our brain works is the only way for us to understand ourselves, the world we live in, how we perceive ex...

Published by Emma Rogan on Tuesday March 10 2015 02:39 PM

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Emotional Challenges and MS

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One of my favourite quotes by Lewis Carroll is “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” I couldn’t agree more. Life without a chronic, degenerative illness is often compared to a rollercoaster ride, but it certainly is a wild one when diagnose...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday March 05 2015 12:03 PM

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Reporting to Your Healthcare Team

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Something I haven’t thought about in a while is the importance of accurate reporting to my healthcare team. I'm not saying that I tell blatant lies or misleading information but I often find that when trying to remember six or eight months of information, I get it all mixed up. The average ...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday February 26 2015 11:03 AM

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