The MS Boost: Brain health & why it's never too late to make a change with researcher Olivia Wills
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by MS Plus
1w ago
With thanks to Olivia Wills. Olivia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and member of Dietitians Australia’s. She completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons)(Deans Scholar) from the University of Wollongong in 2021. Olivia is now completing a PhD in multiple sclerosis and lifestyle management and is supported by a postgraduate scholarship from MS Australia. At the heart of Olivia’s research is her commitment to enhancing the lives of those living with MS. Her research focuses on the impact of adopting protective health behaviours to maximise lifelong brain health and she is parti ..read more
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Caregiving and ambiguous loss with Linda Rowley
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by MS Plus
1w ago
Linda Rowley, mental health consultant, delves into the complexities of mental health for carers, focusing on the overlooked experience of ambiguous loss. Linda discusses the importance of acknowledging these emotions, how to find meaning and hope, as well as the need for compassion and self-care for carers.  Linda is a wellbeing specialist with a professional interest in ambiguous loss. Linda draws on current research on ambiguous loss and wellbeing science coupled with her own lived experience. With qualifications in business wellbeing, positive psychology and the neuroscience of l ..read more
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Ambiguous loss for carers
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by MS Plus
2w ago
Linda Rowley, mental health consultant, delves into the complexities of mental health for carers, focusing on the overlooked experience of ambiguous loss. Linda discusses the importance of acknowledging these emotions, how to find meaning and hope, as well as the need for compassion and self-care for carers.  Linda is a wellbeing specialist with a professional interest in ambiguous loss. Linda draws on current research on ambiguous loss and wellbeing science coupled with her own lived experience. With qualifications in business wellbeing, positive psychology and the neuroscience of l ..read more
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The MS Boost: Medical gaslighting, time to stop being the good patient with Rachel Horne
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by MS Plus
3w ago
Check out the transcript here. Medical Gaslighting: Multiple Sclerosis’ Dirty Little Secret? Authored by Rachel Horne With thanks to Rachel Horne. Rachel Horne is a journalist and MS advocate. Rachel was diagnosed with MS in 2009, age 43. She has written extensively about the disease and has co-authored a number of papers published in The BMJ, Neurology, Nature Reviews Neurology and other prestigious journals. Rachel has also appeared on BBC’s Radio Four to talk about living with MS. In 2022, she set up the Rachel Horne Prize for Women's Research in MS – an international, annual award which re ..read more
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How to build better habits with dietitian Leif Lagesen
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by MS Plus
2M ago
In this podcast episode, Leif Lagesen, an accredited practicing dietitian and habit science practitioner, discusses the mechanisms behind building better habits. He explores the steps involved in building long-lasting habits and shares his tips on how small changes can lead to lasting lifestyle changes.  Leif is an accredited practicing dietitian, with dual degrees in Sport and Exercise and Nutrition Dietetics. He is highly energised by the fusion of behavioural change strategies with health technologies. His experience extends from working with national health coaching programs to clinic ..read more
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Mental preparation and building resilience for crisis
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by MS Plus
2M ago
Summer brings the risk of natural disasters, and preparing mentally is just as important as preparing physically. In this podcast, Catherine and Michael, MS Social Work Advisors discuss the importance of preparing mentally for crisis, and strategies to help people feel confident this coming summer season ..read more
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Sensory symptoms: Mark's experience as a person living with MS
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by MS Plus
2M ago
For someone living with MS, the changes in sensory load and sensations can impact on one’s quality of life. In the Learn from Me series, MS Plus Peer support coordinator Kim chats with Mark who shares his experience of sensory symptoms since being diagnosed with MS. Mark discusses the challenges and offers helpful tips and strategies that help him manage every day. With thanks to Mark Elisha, MS Peer. Read the episode transcript here. Reach out for support: MS Plus Connect 1800 042 138 or email connect@msplus.org.au Get in touch to share your comments and suggestions about this episode, or fo ..read more
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Sleep and multiple sclerosis - tips from sleep coach Carla Butler
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by MS Plus
2M ago
Good sleep can be hard to get, and it’s vital for wellbeing. Sleep Coach Carla Butler shares tips for good sleep, and why this is so critical for good health. Presenter: Carla Butler is a sleep and recovery coach, and a women’s health coach from Ora Sleep Coaching. Carla's passion for sleep coaching was sparked by her own personal tragedy, after her father passed away due to chronic disease, partly caused by his poor sleep health and Carla knew that she needed to take action to protect her own health and longevity. Through her own journey to better sleep, Carla has gained a wealth of knowledge ..read more
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Chronic pain – a health professional's lived experience with physiotherapist Anjelo Ratnachandra
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by MS Plus
2M ago
Anjelo Ratnachandra is the founder of Beyond Pain and an award-winning physiotherapist who established one of the first private chronic pain and fatigue physiotherapy services in Australia. Anjelo has extensive experience having worked with chronic illnesses for almost 2 decades, and also experiences chronic pain himself. Aside from his work at Beyond pain, he is on the board of Chronic Pain Australia. Anjelo discusses his experience with chronic pain and the importance of treating the many complex facets of pain, such as mental health. With thanks to Anjelo Ratnachandra, Founder & Directo ..read more
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Men, multiple sclerosis and the workplace with Employment Support Manager and occupational therapist, Jeff Lawrance
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by MS Plus
2M ago
Men face greater health risks than women in Australia, they are less likely to seek help from their doctor and often don’t go until an illness is in its later stages. Jeff Lawrance, Senior Delivery Manager and Occupational Therapist with the MS Plus Employment Support Service discusses the barriers that men with MS face in the workplace, and how things such as stereotypical views of masculinity can influence this. Jeff offers invaluable advice and strategies to help you overcome these barriers and assist you in making the changes to feel better at work.  With thanks to Jeff Lawrance. Read ..read more
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