Between the days 2 and 4 from November, the National Association of Multiple Sclerosis (WE) brand presence in Normédica with the House of Multiple Sclerosis, an initiative that has the support of Merck…
Between the days 2 and 4 from November, the National Association of Multiple Sclerosis (WE) brand presence in Normédica with the House of Multiple Sclerosis, an initiative that has the support of Merck and you want to sensitize visitors to the difficulties and limitations resulting from the disease, affected people with MS face daily.
During this period will be on display room of the House of MS where different experiences promise to put anyone on the skin of a patient with MS. So, who visit the house will be asked to walk on a carpet of fins, in order to represent the lack of balance, sometimes, these patients suffer
Visitors will also be asked to wear leggings, in order to be more aware of the difficulties when walking and fatigue themselves of this condition. A chair placed strategically at a lower level than normal intends to show the difficulty experienced in raising; the "Book of Alice" conveys a lack of concentration / memory experienced by patients who have difficulty leaving the first page. on the computer, through the inverted keyboard tries to simulate up cognitive difficulties begin to emerge. On the other hand, carrying a mug on a tray can be painful since it seems heavier than normal due to fatigue or focus images that pass on TV. The vortex framework serves to transmit the dizziness and vertigo experienced by patients.
To José Maria Meyer, Presidente da ANEM, "The awareness initiatives among the population are very important because they allow to increase knowledge about the disease, thereby improving the care of patients, better understand their difficulties and limitations and seek appropriate solutions to their status within the community where it operates.
About the National Association of Multiple Sclerosis – The National Association of Multiple Sclerosis (WE), formed on 24 May 1999, is a Private Institution of Social Solidarity nonprofit, registered in the General Directorate of Solidarity and Social Security.
Its scope of activities is at the national level, already surpassing the 850 associated from the continent and the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores. Its members, mostly, are carriers of Multiple Sclerosis, the remaining persons, direct or indirectly, They have contact with the disease considering the just and worthy cause to be supported.
The ANEM aims to organizing initiatives to raise awareness and promote the spread of the disease and its treatment; Intervene with employers and unions sensitizing them to the disease entities and possible disability resulting; Support and assist in resolving physical problems, psychological, and socio-economic due MS; Collaborate with health services, so as to sensitize physicians to the pathology; Support research and research in the context of MS, thus promoting the improvement of treatments and a significant improvement in quality of life of patients and Home visits to members who for health reasons can not move the association, contacting up with the reality surrounding each wearer.
About Multiple Sclerosis – Multiple sclerosis (IN) It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the central nervous system and is the most common neurological disease, non-traumatic, disabling young adults. It is estimated that more than 2,3 million people have MS worldwide. Although they may vary, the most common symptoms of MS include severe fatigue, blurred vision, numbness or tingling in the limbs and problems in terms of strength and coordination. The relapsing forms (repetitious) of MS are the most common.
About Merck – Merck is a global leader in science and technology with applications in healthcare, life sciences and performance materials. Near 50.000 employees working to develop technologies that enhance and improve life – Since biopharmaceutical therapies for the treatment of cancer or multiple sclerosis, to-end systems for scientific research and production, and liquid crystals for smart phones and LCD TVs. In 2015, Merck generated sales of 15 billion euros in 66 countries.