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Sight Tests in Your Own Home

If you are eligible for a free NHS sight test but are unable to leave home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability, you may be entitled to an NHS-funded sight test at home

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19 September 2017
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Taking multiple medications linked to frailty in older people

Find out how The Good Care Group can take steps to reduce frailty in older people by helping them manage their medication more effectively.

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20 April 2017
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Living well with Alzheimer’s: an introduction

Living well with Alzheimer's Disease is achievable with the right support in place. Find out how with The Good Care Group.

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24 February 2017
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Coordinating medical support in the home

Coordinating medical support for your loved one can be a difficult experience. Especially as many can’t do it for themselves

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03 November 2016
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Overcoming age-related high cholesterol

High levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol are common among older people, and can lead to a range of serious health conditions

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27 October 2016
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Managing medication: a quick guide

Managing medication can become difficult as people get older. If left unchecked, this can lead to a decline in a person’s overall health and sense of wellbeing

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13 October 2016

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World Fronto-Temporal Dementia Awareness Week 24th September through to 1st October 2016

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a combination of conditions resulting from the progressive degeneration of the temporal and frontal lobes of the brain. These two areas of the brain play a critical role in decision-making, emotional behaviour and speech. FTD is also known as Pick’s disease or frontal lobe dementia.

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23 September 2016

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NHS funding cuts ‘forcing people to buy medicine through Facebook’

Desperate people denied treatment due to NHS funding cuts are risking their health by buying and self-administering medication from overseas countries despite serious concerns the tablets may be harmful. Doctors have warned patients could be risking their lives by using the so-called “buyers clubs” which have emerged in groups on social media sites such as Facebook. The online networks link up people denied medicine on the NHS with pharmacists in India and Australia who can then form their own sales agreements together, before the tablets are dispensed and posted them to homes in the UK.

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20 September 2016

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Sharp rise in care delays 'piles pressure on hospitals'

NHS England data showed the number of patients delayed in hospital because they cannot get services such as council home help or a care home place has nearly doubled in two years. The rise is being linked to the cuts in town hall care budgets seen in recent years. But councils said a squeeze on their finances had forced them to cut back.

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20 September 2016
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When is the right time to think about live-in care?

Taking a proactive approach to care and support can mean avoiding a crisis, and actually enabling the person to live a more independent life at home, for longer.

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01 July 2016
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Dementia sufferers facing longer hospital stays

The Alzheimer’s Society has released new research that reveals that dementia sufferers are having to endure long stays in hospital, due to a shortage of available home care.

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02 April 2015

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'Untested drugs for dying' bill given government backing

A new law that would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines has received government backing.

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18 December 2014