The Grace Charity for M.E.
The Grace Charity for M.E. is a British patient charity which provides help and support for British ME/CFS sufferers, particularly in Kent where the charity is based.
Aims[edit | edit source]
The Grace Charity for M.E. aims to relieve the distress and promote the welfare of those suffering from ME/CFS, through:
- the offering of Christian prayer
- education for sufferers and carers about M.E.
- the provision of treatment advice and any other information and welfare for sufferers
They also aim to advance the education of health care professionals and the general public about ME/CFS.
Funding[edit | edit source]
Notable people[edit | edit source]
- Malcolm Hooper is the medical advisor for The Grace Charity for M.E.
- Ann Widdecombe is a patron of the charity.
- Bishop Graham Cray is a patron of the charity.
History[edit | edit source]
Notable articles[edit | edit source]
- KNOWLEDGE IN THE HOPE OF PROTECTING M.E. SUFFERERS FROM UNNECESSARY SECTIONING - Preventing the unnecessary forced mental health sectioning of severely ill patients - The Grace Charity for M.E. with 25% ME Group
Online presence[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.