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what is Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system. It is the most common disabling neurological disease among young adults and affects around 85,000 people in the UK. It is thought that between 3500 and 4000 people have MS in Northern Ireland. MS is most often diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 40 (though it can be earlier or later). MS is the result of damage to myelin - a protective sheath surrounding nerve fibres of the central nervous system.
MS Cookstown Disability Award
In 2005 and 2006, Cookstown MS won Disability Awards, part of the Community and Voluntary Awards hosted by the Cookstown Local Strategy Partnership. The award is in recognition and appreciation for outstanding achievements and contributions. more
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The diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis has a huge impact on a person, as well as their family. Cookstown MS Group, a registered charity, was established to create a locally based support structure for people with MS, their families and their carers. The group was only formed in November 2004, but already numbers 30 members.
We invite anyone who has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis to come along to our group. Their families and carers are more than welcome too.
There are weekly informal meetings with tea and biscuits and medical benefits. Various therapies are also available on a regular basis.
There are also guest speakers on such things as welfare benefits, medical advice, treatments, etc. These talks happen every 4-6 weeks.
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If you have been diagnosed with MS, come and join us. Let's face the future together