Today (Wednesday 27th May 2015) is World MS Day and Adaptawear have been long – time supporters of this awareness event. Since its inception in 2009, World MS Day is now in 78 countries worldwide and has hundreds of thousands of members and is growing every year.
World MS Day (#strongerthanMS) brings the worldwide multiple sclerosis community together to share experiences, raise awareness and provide help for the more than 2.3 million people around the world affected by multiple sclerosis.
World MS Day is the only global awareness raising campaign for MS. The campaign theme for 2015 is all around Access e.g. access to diagnosis, treatment and support; access to buildings, travel and leisure facilities; and access to education, training and employment.
Do take part if you can by doing one of the following:
Send a message – to a person or organisation that helps to make life easier for people with MS. Let them know how they help or inspire you.
Find events close to you – Use this map to find World MS Day events, whether they’re happening on your street or on the other side of the world.
Here at Adaptawear we understand the difficulties of having a disability and how sometimes it can be awkward to click through a website. We want to make it easy for people to access the products they need and find out a bit more information about our company. We also want to make it even easier for you to view some of the adapted clothing products we stock and understand our company a little better, so we have created a neat little short video for you to view!
Adapted Clothing Video
Watching this video will save you a lot of time in clicking through the whole website to find out which type of adapted clothing we stock. Within two minutes you will know the range of ladies and men’s adapted clothing that we stock and you canPlay, Rewind, and pause and come back later to finish watching.
We have also added some nice background music to further enhance your experience with us, so sit back, relax and enjoy our new video.
Adaptawear and The Alzehimer’s Society would like to promote Dementia Awareness Week which is taking place this week (17th – 23rd May) and is highlighting the huge numbers of people with this illness who are living in care homes. Celebrity supporters are on board like Dame Judi Dench, Fiona Phillips and Robbie Savage.
According to figures provided by The Alzheimer’s Society, over 80 per cent of people in care homes have dementia. There are 800,000 adults – some aged as young as 40 – living with dementia. However becoming forgetful does not necessarily mean that you have dementia as many of us notice that our memory becomes less reliable as we get older. Diagnosing dementia is often difficult, particularly in the early stages. The GP is the first person to consult. The GP may then refer the person being diagnosed to a specialist such as a consultant. Do visit the Alzheimer’s website for information regarding symptoms.
Dementia can happen to anyone and there’s currently no cure. It can strip you of your memory, your relationships and your connection to the world you love, leaving you feeling isolated and alone. At The Alzheimer’s Society, they believe that life doesn’t end when dementia begins, and we should do everything we can to help people living with dementia hold onto their lives and the things they love for longer. We also believe it’s possible to do new things and have new experiences, too. And that’s what this year’s Dementia Awareness Week is all about.
Do Something For Dementia Awareness Week!
There are many ways to get involved, get out and about and do something for Dementia Awareness Week:
Adaptawear would like to make the journey through dementia as easy as possible. Our range of comfortable adapted clothing have been specifically designed to aid independent or assisted dressing allowing getting dressed easier and less painful for you or a family member.
We supply ladies and men’s daywear and nightwear including a wide range of open back clothing specifically suitable for dementia sufferers to do take a look at our clothing and shop today!
Organisers, The Stroke Association and Adaptawear are keen to raise awareness for this campaign and there are a whole range of services and documents available for you if you know somebody who has had a stroke or if you yourself are recovering from having a stroke.
Visit the Talk Stroke page for support via a forum. It’s a place where you can meet other people affected by strokes, share stories and experiences and find out what has worked for others, providing each other with support and information. You can discuss the latest research, share fundraising ideas or how to get involved with campaigning. Alternatively if you require specific information you can call the stroke helpline on 0303 3033 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adaptawear would like to make your recovery from stroke as easy as possible, and we stock a wide range of discreetly adapted clothing specifically catered to recovering stroke patients. Visit the Adaptawear website for Men’s and Ladies clothing supporting you on the road to recovery.