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  • support for dementia

    Support For Dementia – Where Can I Go?

      Dementia is becoming an increasing concern in the UK, with over 700,000 people living with the condition in England alone. In Wales, the government is launching a scheme to help people reduce their risk of developing the condition through adopting a healthier lifestyle. With more and more people’s lives being affected by dementia, it’s…

  • elderly and self-care

    Self Care Week – The Elderly and Self-care

    This week is Self Care Week which aims to highlight the importance of self-care for life, including keeping fit and healthy through diet and exercise, managing medicines and knowing when to seek medical help. For the elderly, self-care can be more difficult due to reduced mobility, various common health complaints which can include impaired vision,…

  • pneumonia symptoms

    What To Do If You Suspect Pneumonia

    In autumn and winter, vulnerable people such as the elderly or those who have had previous respiratory difficulties may be susceptible to pneumonia. Whilst many cases of pneumonia are mild and can be treated by a course of antibiotics, unfortunately the illness can also be life-threatening. Therefore it is vital that patients and the family members…