Multiple Sclerosis Care - MS Care
At Bluebird Care Epsom & Kingston we understand the impact that a diagnosis of MS can have on your life and the significant adjustments that you need to make. We can offer homecare and support to help you and your family through the difficult times.
What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
MS affects about 100,000 people across the UK and is the most common disease of the central nervous system (the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord) that affects younger adults.
The brain sends messages to your body through the central nervous system. MS is an autoimmune disease whereby the immune system mistakenly attacks the myelin sheath that protects the nerve fibres. This means the messages get disturbed and slow down or stop altogether.
Symptoms vary for each person because they depend on which nerves are affected and the extent of the damage. They may also fluctuate, some people have symptoms for a short period of time and then go symptom-free for months or even years. Others have symptoms more regularly. Generally symptoms worsen over time as the nerves deteriorate. Bluebird Care can provide you with tailored homecare to meet your specific needs.
Support to stay well
Treatment for MS aims to slow the progression of the disease and control symptoms. In addition to prescription medications, certain therapies and lifestyle changes can improve the condition. Bluebird Care Epsom & Kingston can provide experienced staff to help you maintain your quality of life while remaining in your own home. We create a specialised homecare plan with you.
Find out more about MS and the support available from the MS Society
. Or for more details of our care visits and live-in care please contact our office.