Torridge councillor experiences MS symptoms

THE debilitating symptoms associated with the neurological disorder Multiple Sclerosis became all too clear for Cllr Adam Symons, lead member for health at Torridge District Council, when he tried out an MS simulator. Mr Symons tried out the simulator wh

THE debilitating symptoms associated with the neurological disorder Multiple Sclerosis became all too clear for Cllr Adam Symons, lead member for health at Torridge District Council, when he tried out an MS simulator.

Mr Symons tried out the simulator when he visited an MS Society exhibition and experienced for himself symptoms associated with MS, such as vision and balance problems.

He said afterwards: "Although this is a crude representation of what it's like to live with the symptoms of MS, being able to experience this first hand highlights just how important it is to make sure local people with MS have adequate care and symptom relief."

The local MS Society provides a number of services in Torridge for those suffering from MS and their families. These include an information centre at Bideford Hospital as well as physiotherapy and reflexology sessions throughout the region.


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Anyone wishing to know more about the support the MS Society provides in the local community should contact Delia Gardiner on (01271) 344028.

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