ME Awareness Week

Published: 22/05/2019

Real People. Real Disease. Real M.E. Bluebird Care Camden & Hampstead is proud to support and to help to raise awareness about this disease.

This week, national campaigning charity the ME Association is presenting the Real faces of hundreds of ME sufferers – all wanting to demonstrate how this Real disease has had such a devastating impact on their lives and raising issues that they feel are most important.

The ME Association is at the forefront of improving access to care, treatment and research and wants to see any remaining stigma removed once and for all.

One in four people are so severely affected that they are rendered housebound or bedbound – with some being reliant on 24-hour care.

They are often confined to their beds, unable to walk, are extremely sensitive to light and sound and can require tube feeding.

Even minor exertions – such as talking, reading, sitting up in bed or trying to stand can result in worse symptoms and trigger relapses.

There is no known cure or effective treatment and worse still, there remain vast misconceptions – even in medical circles – that ME is ‘made up’, ‘in the mind’ or even ‘just laziness’.

This is despite a wealth of research evidence to the contrary and recognition by the UK Government, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and The World Health Organisation (WHO).

Read the full article here: ME Association.

Our dedicated care team are always happy to answer any questions you may have about our homecare services – just give us a ring on 0207 4490557 or drop us a line using our contact form. We’re here to help.