Brain Injury Care Provider

Living with multiple sclerosis

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), it can feel like your world has been turned upside down.

Through this difficult time, you need to get the right support to maximise your independence.

What is multiple sclerosis?

This autoimmune condition affects the brain and spinal cord, which can then have an impact on various parts of the body.

The immune system mistakes healthy parts of the body as a threat, which results in attacks that damage the nervous system.

Due to the unique nature of MS, symptoms will differ between individuals. According to the NHS, the most common symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Problems with balance
  • Muscle stiffness or spasms
  • Difficulty walking
  • Difficulties with thinking
  • Bladder and bowel problems

There are two main types of MS, relapsing remitting MS, in which symptoms will worsen and then improve, or primary progressive MS, when symptoms will gradually worsen over time.

What support can you get?

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for MS. However, there are treatments available that can ease the symptoms.

Available treatments include steroids, disease-modifying therapies, and treatments for specific symptoms.

Of course, getting the right treatment is important, but you must also take care of yourself by having a healthy diet and prioritising self-care.

As your needs will differ from other individuals with MS, there is no one size fits all approach to this.

At Almond Care, we take a person-centred approach to support your needs. As the condition is likely to change over time, we believe that being proactive and adaptable is essential.

This is not only for your physical needs, but your emotional needs as well.

Maintaining your independence and maximising your quality of life are at the heart of what we do. For this reason, we ensure that we assist with personal care, mobility, and social interaction.

Do you or one of your loved ones need support? Contact us.


Call us today!

For a free, no-obligation discussion about our UK complex care in the home for brain injury, spinal cord injury, long-term ventilation, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and other neurological conditions, please click here or call 024 7610 2333.