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  • FÁS - Myalgic Encephalomyeltis (ME)
    Palsy Coeliac Disease Colitis and Crohn s Disease Cystic Fibrosis Depression 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 Myalgic Encephalomyeltis ME Myalgic Encephalomyeltis ME Myalgic Encephalomyeltis ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS is a complex and debilitating physiological illness involving neurological and endocrinal dysfunction and immune system dysregulation which is not improved by bed rest and can worsen with physical or mental exertion The main symptom is severe fatigue that lasts over six months and does not improve after rest This fatigue can be accompanied by impaired concentration short term memory loss headaches mood swings muscle and joint pain Any exertion whether physical or mental aggravates the symptoms ME CFS is very difficult to diagnose as it shares symptoms with other infections which lead to fatigue There is no cure the

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  • FÁS - Paraplegia/Paralysis
    Cerebral Palsy Coeliac Disease Colitis and Crohn s Disease Cystic Fibrosis Depression 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 Paraplegia Paralysis Paraplegia Paralysis Paraplegia paralysis are terms used to describe impairments that result from damage to the spinal cord or disease The World Health Programme s definition of impairment disability and handicap is that paralysis can be the result of a spinal cord injury impairment causing a functional limitation to two limbs paraplegia or four limbs quadriplegia Paralysis of a limb s means a person will have no power of movement and maybe no sensation in that body part this can lead to difficulties in undertaking some tasks and mobility Irish Wheelchair Association Aras Chuchulain Blackheath Drive Clontarf Dublin 3 work Tel 353 0 1 818 6400 work fax Fax 353

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  • FÁS - Physical Difficulties
    Disease Cystic Fibrosis Depression 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

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  • FÁS - Polio
    Useful Links home Useful Links Disability Polio Polio Polio is a disease that is caused by one of three related viruses which can affect adults at any age but most at risk are children under three years of age It can result in varying degrees of paralysis which is almost always irreversible Since the provision of effective vaccinations the contraction of polio is rare accept in Southern Asia and sub Saharan Africa Europe has been polio free since 2002 However there is a new syndrome called Post Polio Syndrome It develops in people who have recovered from polio but at a much later stage in their lives Symptoms include pain in muscles and joints lack of strength and endurance fatigue respiratory and swallowing difficulties severe intolerance of cold and a decline in ability to undertake daily activities such as walking While there is no known cure much can be done to alleviate the symptoms and enable an independent life The Polio Fellowship of Ireland The Polio Fellowship of Ireland is part of the Rehabcare group if you ring please ask for them Park House Vocational and Residential Training Centre Stillorgan Grove Stillorgan Co Dublin work Tel 353 0 1 205 7200 The Polio Fellowship is devoted to the after care of people with post polio and other disabilities At the Park House Vocational and Residential Training Unit it conducts vocational training courses for all people with disabilities in the areas of horticulture catering and food service accommodation services and laundry It also provides employment for people with disabilities in its offices and packing division At its Day Activity Centre activation courses are provided for 65 people with disabilities Residential accommodation is available for a limited number of trainees Post Polio Support Group PPSG Carmichael House North Brunswick Street Dublin 7

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  • FÁS - Schizophrenia
    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 Schizophrenia Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterised by disturbances in a person s thoughts perceptions emotions and behaviour It affects approximately one in every hundred people and first onset commonly occurs in adolescence or early adulthood There are a number of signs and symptoms that are characteristic of schizophrenia However the symptoms vary greatly from one individual to another Symptoms are divided into two groups positive symptoms also referred to as psychotic that reflect new or unusual forms of thought and behaviour and negative symptoms which reflect a loss of previous feelings and abilities No one single cause has yet been found several factors may play a role including hereditary and environmental factors Treatment of the illness involves suppressing psychotic symptoms reducing the patient s level of anxiety restoring

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  • FÁS - Sensory Difficulties
    Contact Us Assistive Technology Disability Cancer Cerebral Palsy Coeliac Disease Colitis and Crohn s Disease Cystic Fibrosis Depression 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

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  • FÁS - Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus
    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 Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Spina bifida is a neural tube defect that occurs before birth The most common effects of spina bifida are paralysis deformities poor sensation bladder bowel incontinence and hydrocephalus At least 80 of people with spina bifida have some degree of Hydrocephalus This condition is due to an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain resulting in raised pressure inside the head It is treated by inserting a shunt to drain the fluid Those with spina bifida and hydrocephalus may experience some of the following difficulties reduced concentration span epilepsy difficulties with short term or and working memory inability to follow multiple instructions and comprehending complex sentence structure difficulties with reasoning ability and logical thinking Irish Association for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus IASBAH Old Nagor Road Clondalkin Dublin 22 work Tel 353 0 1 457 2329 info iasbah ie http www iasbah ie The IASBAH was established for the care treatment education and advancement of those with the

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  • FÁS - Stroke
    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 Stroke Stroke Stroke is caused by damage to the brain as a result of bleeding or interruption of the blood supply due to a blockage of the small arteries in the brain Stroke consequently leads to loss of function in the affected part of the brain which is then reflected in the body The larger the area involved the greater will be the resulting loss of function Common results of stroke include paralysis to parts of the body loss of sensation speech problems when the stroke affects the left side of the brain problems with swallowing which may be severe following the stroke incontinence mental and emotional problems which emerge as the person passes through various stages mental functions can be impaired such as concentration and memory and most people who have had a stroke encounter chronic fatigue in the first year after it Acute stroke is usually treated in hospital where the exact cause is investigated It is important to distinguish between a stroke that is due to a

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