By Joan Crawford, Chartered Counselling Psychologist at The Brain Charity
On April 6th 2017 a Chester Standard reader wrote questioning what they saw was unfair treatment of disabled people. This provided me with an opportunity to let their readers know about the driving force that government uses to assess sick and disabled people for support.
The Brain Charity was lucky enough to attend two research events recently, held by the Motor Neurone Disease Association and MS Society, and it was great to hear about the latest developments in care and research.
After a stroke, we can lose connections between brain cells, or we can gradually After a stroke, we can lose connections between brain cells, or we can gradually lose them with conditions like Alzheimer's. A brain cell without connections will die, but your brain can adapt, strengthen existing connections, and even make new ones.
Neuropathic pain is a pain that comes from problems with signals from the Neuropathic pain is a pain that comes from problems with signals from the nerves. Eight percent of people in the UK are estimated to have persistent neuropathic pain and for many there is no effective treatment. External non-invasive peripheral nerve stimulation (EN-PNS) is a form of electrical stimulation that involves placing an electrode onto the skin, which can be easily self-administered.