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  • FÁS - Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    sound It is estimated that 17 of the Irish population have some sort of hearing loss ranging from a mild to a profound loss People who are hard of hearing are more likely to wear hearing aids and some may use spoken language to communicate while others use sign language People with language and speech disabilities include those with a Stammer Stroke and Dysphasia Irish Deaf Society IDS 30 Blessington Street Dublin 7 work Tel 353 0 1 860 1878 work fax Fax 353 0 1 860 1060 work Minicom 353 0 1 860 1910 ids indigo ie http www irishdeafsociety org The IDS is the only Irish Charity concerned with the Deaf that was created by the indigenous deaf community The IDS supports the development and promotion of Irish Sign Language ISL and seeks its recognition as the third official language by the state DeafHear formally The National Association for Deaf People 35 North Frederick Street Dublin 1 Tel 353 0 1 817 5700 Fax 353 0 1 872 3816 Minicom 353 0 1 817 5777 Fax Text 353 0 1 878 3629 Email info deafhear ie Website www deafhear ie The NAD provides the following services family support Deaftech an information and technology centre communication support training and employment sign language and lip reading classes literacy classes aural rehabilitation Tinnitus support Meniere s support group information and advocacy It operates a national network of resource centres and is involved in research and the development and piloting of new concepts Dublin Deaf Association DDA Please be advised the preferred method of contact is via Fax 40 Lower Drumcondra Road Dublin 9 work Tel 353 0 1 830 0522 work fax Fax 353 0 1 860 0231 The DDA aims to provide opportunities and facilities for deaf people to participate

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  • FÁS - Heart Disease
    Diabetes Drug Abuse Dyslexia Dyspraxia Eating Disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Friedreich s Ataxia Haemophilia Head Injuries Health Difficulties Deaf or Hard of Hearing Heart Disease Intellectual Disability Kidney Disease Mental Health Disorders Migraine Motor Neurone Disease Multiple Sclerosis MS Muscular Dystrophy Myalgic Encephalomyeltis ME Paraplegia Paralysis Physical Difficulties Polio Schizophrenia Sensory Difficulties Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Stroke Visual Impairment Blind Irish Government Depts State Organisations Labour Market Research Social Inclusion Vocational Guidance Useful Links home Useful Links Disability Heart Disease Heart Disease Heart disease and cardiovascular circulatory system disorders affect the heart muscle and or blood vessels There are many conditions which fall within this category including aneurysms angina heart attacks stroke high blood pressure cardiac arrest and heart failure It has now been established that physical inactivity is a major contributing factor to heart disease Other heart risk factors such as high blood pressure low levels of the good High Density Lipoprotein HDL cholesterol and being overweight are aggravated by being physically inactive Irish Heart Foundation 4 Clyde Road Ballsbridge Dublin 4 work Tel 353 0 1 668 5001 work fax Fax 353 0 1 668 5896 work Cork 353 0 21 505 822 info irishheart ie http www irishheart ie

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  • FÁS - Kidney Disease
    Disability Kidney Disease Mental Health Disorders Migraine Motor Neurone Disease Multiple Sclerosis MS Muscular Dystrophy Myalgic Encephalomyeltis ME Paraplegia Paralysis Physical Difficulties Polio Schizophrenia Sensory Difficulties Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Stroke Visual Impairment Blind Irish Government Depts State Organisations Labour Market Research Social Inclusion Vocational Guidance Useful Links home Useful Links Disability Kidney Disease Kidney Disease Two common causes of kidney disease are Chronic Nephritis which is inflammation affecting both kidneys simultaneously and Polycystic Kidney Disease PKD Chronic nephritis accounts for well over 60 of the deaths from terminal kidney failure PKD is an hereditary disease which is a more common condition than cystic fibrosis or muscular dystrophy Treatment is by dialysis Each year about 170 people arrive at the stage of terminal renal kidney failure and would die within a few weeks if something cannot be done to replace the function of their now dead kidneys There are approx 400 people on dialysis treatment of which almost 230 have to attend major city hospitals for kidney machine treatment The remainder carry out life saving cleansing and filtering at home by the CAPD method Continues Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Irish Kidney Association Unit 43a Park West Co Dublin work Tel 353 0

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  • FÁS - Mental Health Disorders
    Difficulties Deaf or Hard of Hearing Heart Disease Intellectual Disability Kidney Disease Mental Health Disorders Migraine Motor Neurone Disease Multiple Sclerosis MS Muscular Dystrophy Myalgic Encephalomyeltis ME Paraplegia Paralysis Physical Difficulties Polio Schizophrenia Sensory Difficulties Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Stroke Visual Impairment Blind Irish Government Depts State Organisations Labour Market Research Social Inclusion Vocational Guidance Useful Links home Useful Links Disability Mental Health Disorders Mental Health Disorders See Alzheimer s Asperger

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  • FÁS - Migraine
    Muscular Dystrophy Myalgic Encephalomyeltis ME Paraplegia Paralysis Physical Difficulties Polio Schizophrenia Sensory Difficulties Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Stroke Visual Impairment Blind Irish Government Depts State Organisations Labour Market Research Social Inclusion Vocational Guidance Useful Links home Useful Links Disability Migraine Migraine Migraine causes moderate to severe episodic pain to one side of the head which sufferers often describe as throbbing or hammering lasting hours or even days but with total freedom of pain between attacks The onset of migraine may be accompanied by visual disturbances an aura this affects about 20 of people The headache is normally worsened by movement or routine physical activity The episode may be accompanied by nausea vomiting diarrhoea confusion and in a few cases temporary paralysis and loss of speech Sensitivity to light noise and strong smells is frequently reported It is thought that the symptoms are caused by changes in the blood vessels in the head but it is still not known exactly why these changes take place Migraine is hereditary in approximately 60 of cases and all age groups suffer from children as young as 12 months Three times more women than men get migraine mainly due to hormonal changes Treatment will depend on

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  • FÁS - Motor Neurone Disease
    Heart Disease Intellectual Disability Kidney Disease Mental Health Disorders Migraine Motor Neurone Disease Multiple Sclerosis MS Muscular Dystrophy Myalgic Encephalomyeltis ME Paraplegia Paralysis Physical Difficulties Polio Schizophrenia Sensory Difficulties Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Stroke Visual Impairment Blind Irish Government Depts State Organisations Labour Market Research Social Inclusion Vocational Guidance Useful Links home Useful Links Disability Motor Neurone Disease Motor Neurone Disease Motor Neurone Disease MND is the name given to a progressive disease affecting the body s motor neurones specialised nerve cells that control the muscles in the brain and spinal cord Because MND attacks the nerve cells that control muscles the symptoms are weakness and wasting of muscles It progresses differently in each sufferer some people are affected in their limb muscles leading to paralysis while other people develop weakness and wasting in the muscles of the face and throat leading to slurred speech and difficulties with chewing and swallowing MND does not affect the intellect Many theories have been proposed as to what causes MND including viral infection environmental poisons metabolic disturbance and genetic defects There are estimated to be approximately 250 people with MND in Ireland most of them are adults Many of the symptoms and subsequent problems

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  • FÁS - Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    or Hard of Hearing Heart Disease Intellectual Disability Kidney Disease Mental Health Disorders Migraine Motor Neurone Disease Multiple Sclerosis MS Muscular Dystrophy Myalgic Encephalomyeltis ME Paraplegia Paralysis Physical Difficulties Polio Schizophrenia Sensory Difficulties Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Stroke Visual Impairment Blind Irish Government Depts State Organisations Labour Market Research Social Inclusion Vocational Guidance Useful Links home Useful Links Disability Multiple Sclerosis MS Multiple Sclerosis MS Multiple Sclerosis is a condition that causes inflammation and scarring on the central nervous system the brain and spinal cord and this scarring distorts or prevents the passage of the nerve impulses between the brain and other parts of the body Its cause is unknown There are different forms of MS from Benign MS Relapsing Remitting MS to Primary Progression MS MS is treated by the use of interferons these are proteins that are released by the body when inflammation occurs they can either slow down or stimulate the inflammation Research has shown how they dampen down inflammation and can promote a remission or stabilise symptoms the risk of relapse is reduced by about 30 Other medications may be prescribed to help manage individual symptoms Many people are now using complimentary medicine and find support in

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  • FÁS - Muscular Dystrophy
    Dystrophy Myalgic Encephalomyeltis ME Paraplegia Paralysis Physical Difficulties Polio Schizophrenia Sensory Difficulties Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Stroke Visual Impairment Blind Irish Government Depts State Organisations Labour Market Research Social Inclusion Vocational Guidance Useful Links home Useful Links Disability Muscular Dystrophy Muscular Dystrophy Muscular Dystrophy is a collective term for a wide range of disorders that result from progressive degeneration and weakening of muscles neuromuscular disorders affecting both adults and children All forms of muscular dystrophy are hereditary although neuromuscular conditions vary in how they are inherited how they develop age of onset severity symptoms treatment and prognosis The most common form of muscular dystrophy is known as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and it only affects male children It leads to muscle deterioration and eventually the person loses the power to walk Muscular Dystrophy Ireland 71 72 North Brunswick Street Dublin 7 work Tel 353 0 1 872 1501 work fax Fax 353 0 1 872 4482 info mdi ie www mdi ie Muscular Dystrophy Ireland Cork Unit 24 Westside Centre Model Farm Road Co Cork work Tel 353 0 21 4348442 Muscular Dystrophy Ireland Offaly MDI Disability Offices Offaly Exhiition Research Centre Bury Quay Tullamore Co Offaly work Tel 353 0 506

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