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The Symptoms of TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack)

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain. It is often called a “mini stroke” because it disrupts blood supply to parts of the brain, leading to symptoms similar to those of a

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How many types of diabetes are there?

There are many different types of diabetes with the two most common being: Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Each type of diabetes has its own causes, symptoms, and treatments. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of

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Should Your Ageing Parent Move in With You?

Should your ageing parent move in with you? If you are considering moving in with an older family member to care for them, you are not alone. According to CarersUK, every year 2 million people take on a caring responsibility ...

Being a Carer for a Family Member

Being a carer for a family member Becoming a carer for a family member or loved one is becoming increasingly common. In the UK alone, it is estimated that there are 6.5 million family carers looking after their loved ones. ...

How to Set-up a Care Schedule

How to Set-up a Care Schedule Although caring for an ageing friend or relative is a rewarding job where you can make a positive difference in someone’s life, it can also be challenging at times. Between caring for your loved ...

How to care for an elderly person

How to care for an elderly person According to Carers UK, there are over 6 million people across the UK who are carers, caring for an older person, someone living with a disability or a person who has a serious ...

Elderly parent is not eating

ELDERLY PARENT IS NOT EATING WHAT TO DO WHEN AN ELDERLY PERSON STOPS EATING Having a good nutritious diet is important no matter what age you are.  However, as we age our nutritional needs change.  Older people typically eat less ...

Who is more at risk of unsupervised falls

WINTER FALLS PREVENTION Unfortunately, incidences of falls within older adults increases in the winter months. Looking after your loved one and ensuring their safety is paramount. Our Occupational Therapist, Jackie Cooper, has shared her insights into who is more likely

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Help with Shopping for the Elderly

HELP WITH SHOPPING SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY As we get older some day-to-day tasks can become more challenging. This may be because of reduced mobility and frailty which restrict our independence. There are a variety of factors as to why ...

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