What is it?
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune condition. The disease occurs when the immune system malfunctions and unintentionally targets a healthy body part, in this instance, the brain or spinal cord of the nervous system. The myelin sheath, a layer that surrounds and defends the nerves, gets attacked by the immune system. As a result, messages travelling along the nerves slow down or are disrupted.
Although it is unknown exactly what triggers the immune system to behave in this manner, most experts believe that a combination of hereditary and environmental variables are at play.
What are the signs and symptoms?
MS symptoms can occur in any part of the body and substantially differ from person to person.
The main signs and symptoms include:
- Difficulty walking
- Blurred vision
- Problems controlling the bladder
- Numbness or tingling in different parts of the body
- Muscle stiffness and spasms
- Problems with balance and co-ordination
- Problems with thinking, learning and planning
You can find out more information here: MS Society UK | Information, research and support | MS Society
How Comfort Care At Home can help
The Comfort Care At Home team is well-experienced in supporting clients who are living with Multiple Sclerosis and understand its impact on their lives. The condition affects everyone in different ways and many of those diagnosed with MS experience symptoms for a period of time (relapses), followed by periods of remission, when there are no symptoms.
We understand that the unpredictable nature of the condition requires a flexible approach to care. That is why we are on hand whenever you need us, to help you or your loved one through the periods when life is more difficult. We will create a responsive care plan, that adjusts and evolves as your loved one’s needs change.
At all times, the well-being and happiness of your loved one is our care professionals’ number one priority. Whether they need someone to pop to the shops, a spot of tidying around the house, support with their personal care or even just a friendly face and a chat over a cuppa, the Comfort Care At Home team are on hand to take care of it all.
If you are looking into care at home for a loved one with Multiple Sclerosis, give our friendly team a call today on 020 8610 9778 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will answer all your questions and help you make the best decision for your loved one. We are here to help.