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Access to UNCRPD


Access to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities When people hear news related to the United Nations, they immediately think of countries at war or of those in third world regions that need humanitarian help. But what if I told you that people with disabilities in Ireland ...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday May 28 2015 12:52 PM

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#StrongerthanMS … But Not Alone


'With World MS Day upon us blogger Trevis Gleason believes that he is #strongerthanMS, but not alone' Today, 27th May, is World MS Day 2015. Around the globe people are taking part in awareness events, attending educational programs, talking about the topic of access and hash tagging social medi...

Published by Trevis Gleason on Wednesday May 27 2015 11:58 AM

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'The Theory of Everything'


I recently made a pact with a friend to go to see as many of this years Oscar winning films as possible, which were being screened at the arts centre where I work. With that in mind, we went to see biopic, 'The Theory of Everything' last week. I knew the film was about Stephen Hawking, the theore...

Published by Lucina Russell on Thursday May 14 2015 11:14 AM

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A Social Aspect to Medication?


Have I imagined it? Could there be a social aspect to medication? Having an incurable and unpredictable illness is never going to be a bundle of fun and the thought of taking medication for the rest of one’s life doesn’t do anything to alleviate the situation. Therefore we must take ...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday May 07 2015 11:05 AM

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Medication and MS


I never gave too much thought to how my MS medication affects other parts of my body! I take medication because I don't want my health to decline. I suppress my immune system so it doesn't attack itself. But when I suppress my immune system I leave myself open to other things. I protect one organ...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday April 30 2015 12:20 PM

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Complaining Effectively


I suspect that you can’t properly complain about MS to friends, family or colleagues; I’ve come to the conclusion that they just don’t don’t get it.  Not even understanding spouses, partners,  BFFs or parents, can really understand what you are feeling or experie...

Published by Helen Farrell on Friday April 24 2015 11:01 AM

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