Category Archives: Blog

People with disabilities missing out on tax break, says charity
August 15, 2019

A huge number of drivers with disabilities may be missing out on a generous tax break, a charity has warned.

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Regulator highlights discrimination against people with ‘hidden disabilities’
August 8, 2019

A regulator has called on local councils to check that they are not discriminating against people with ‘hidden disabilities’.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury

‘Smartwatch’ to revolutionise Parkinson’s care, say researchers
August 1, 2019

Scientists believe that a smartwatch could significantly improve the wellbeing and medical care of people with Parkinson’s disease.

Posted in Blog, Parkinson's Disease

Early MRI scans can be used to predict physical and cognitive ability in later life in people with MS, study reveals
July 25, 2019

Early MRI scans can be used to predict the long-term prognosis of a patient with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS), a study has revealed.

Posted in Blog, Multiple Sclerosis

Scientists hail innovative new TBI treatment
July 18, 2019

A new treatment could prevent brain damage after traumatic brain injury (TBI), a study has revealed.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury

National scheme to offer free cinema tickets to people with an ABI
July 11, 2019

People living with an acquired brain injury (ABI) may be entitled to free cinema tickets by signing up to a new scheme, a report has revealed.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury

New campaign launched to help protect vulnerable people from fraud
July 4, 2019

Headway, the leading authority on brain injury support, had backed a new campaign designed to improve financial services and fraud prevention for vulnerable people.

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Extended Blue Badge scheme set to go into effect from August this year
June 27, 2019

The extended Blue Badge parking scheme for people with “hidden disabilities” will go into effect from 30 August 2019, it has been revealed.

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Scientists detect earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease years before traditional methods
June 20, 2019

Researchers have discovered that Parkinson’s disease may manifest in the brain many years before patients show any symptoms, paving the way for new screening tools to identify people at greatest risk.

Posted in Blog, Parkinson's Disease

Minor head injuries could trigger life-long complications, says study
June 13, 2019

Even the most minor brain injuries can cause life-long complications and can have a lasting impact on physical and mental health, a new study has revealed.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury