Multiple Sclerosis known as MS is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your central nervous system by mistake. This attack damages myelin, the coating that protects nerve fibres in the brain spinal cord and eyes. The cause is unknown however it is believed that infection by a slow-moving virus or abnormalities with the immune system is related to the disease. A number of MS patients have little or no disability for many years after diagnosis.
Signs and Symptoms of MS can include:
- Fatigue and weakness
- The sensation of numbness, prickling or tingling
- Coordination (tripping, dropping things)
- Bladder and bowel dysfunction including incontinence
- Muscle tightness or stiffness
- Emotional, euphoria and depression
- Abnormal reflexes, either absent or exaggerated
- Impaired position sense
- Impaired vision
- Slurring of words
- Tremor, uncoordinated movements
- Pain, burning and itching
How we support you
We work very closely with other healthcare professionals and can make referrals through our GP for community nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists to provide tailored care for those we support. Our clinical governance is robust and uses comprehensive guidelines, tailored support plans and health action plans to ensure that staff know exactly how to support a person to have the highest possible quality of care.
Get in touch
For questions or more information regarding our Care & Support services, or even more specifically with Multiple Sclerosis in the care home setting – we’d love to hear from you.
Tel: 01252 871751