Multiple sclerosis care
Although Multiple Sclerosis is a disorder that most people have heard of, the experience of sufferers varies enormously. It can result in almost any neurological symptom, including weakness and fatigue; dizzy spells and balance problems; clumsiness and numbness; visual disturbance; and emotional and cognitive problems. Patients may experience acute episodes with relatively quiet periods in between.
Multiple Sclerosis is caused by damage to the protective sheath that surrounds the nerve fibres of the central nervous system (called myelin), which interferes with messages between the brain and the body. Why this damage happens is not fully understood, but scientists think it could be a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors. Unfortunately, Multiple Sclerosis tends to get worse over time, and is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults. However, its progress can be quite slow and there are some effective drugs and therapies to treat relapses and manage symptoms.
Staff at the award-winning Meadows Care Centre at Badby Park are experts in the care of people with MS. We create an individual, multi-disciplinary treatment pathway for each patient, responding to their particular experience of MS and taking full advantage of our high-quality, purpose-designed facilities. Residents enjoy spacious and comfortable rooms, an enclosed courtyard and a relaxing garden – and therapies can take place both indoors and outdoors. We also design a stimulating programme of activities focusing on quality of life and encouraging maximum independence.