Creating a Dementia Memory Box

Creating a Dementia Memory Box

It’s not uncommon to feel helpless when someone you love is suffering from dementia and seems to be drifting away into their ...

Does too much regulation take the compassion out of care?

Does too much regulation take the compassion out of care?

A recent report showed that some care home managers are spending too much time on paperwork rather on focusing on residents’ quality ...

Dementia: The signs and symptoms

Dementia: The signs and symptoms

This week is the Alzheimer's Society’s annual Dementia Awareness Week to improve diagnosis rates of the disease in the UK. More than half ...

Creating a Dementia Memory Box

Creating a Dementia Memory Box

Posted by Michael L on Apr 17, 20141
Does too much regulation take the compassion out of care?

Does too much regulation take

Posted by Michael L on Jun 13, 20142
Dementia: The signs and symptoms

Dementia: The signs and symptoms

Posted by Michael L on May 21, 20143
Be proud to be different

Be proud to be different

At the start of August boxing promoter Frank Maloney revealed her new identity to the world – Kellie Maloney. The front page story on many British tabloid newspapers, Maloney said that her life had been a lie for many years and that she was a woman trapped in a man’s body, but feared that the … Continue Reading

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wheelchair innovations

4 Wheelchair Innovations to Change Lives

Having a disability can be a huge setback in the way of leading a life with the same opportunities as others. There are still some areas which are not as advanced as you would think for wheelchair users in a modern day world. Although this may be true, other companies are showing innovation in new … Continue Reading

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asthma-inhaler

How to help someone having an asthma attack

It is important to keep someone calm if you think they are having an asthma attack. Firstly you should try to find there inhaler if they have one.Help them into a comfortable breathing position and encourage slow breaths. Call for emergency help if needed.

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Is obesity a disability?

Is Obesity a Disability?

Society’s definition of a disability has changed considerably in past decade. No longer is it a term used only to describe people who utilise wheelchairs and Allied Mobility vehicles, disability now encompasses a much broader spectrum of conditions. From learning difficulties and depression, all the way through to blindness and hearing impaired.  A recent case … Continue Reading

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care regulation and compassion

Does too much regulation take the compassion out of care?

A recent report showed that some care home managers are spending too much time on paperwork rather on focusing on residents’ quality of care. What can be done to ensure care homes are properly regulated without being overly-burdened with bureaucracy? Paperwork v People   The purpose of the Care Quality Commission is to ensure care … Continue Reading

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osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis in the UK

Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects the joints. It is the most common type of arthritis in the UK, and around 1 million people see their GP about it every year.
The NHS in England and Wales performs over 140,000 hip and knee replacement operations every year.

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signs and symptoms of dementia

Dementia: The signs and symptoms

This week is the Alzheimer’s Society’s annual Dementia Awareness Week to improve diagnosis rates of the disease in the UK. More than half of the 800,000 people with dementia never receive an official diagnosis, which denies them access to a wide range of support, information and potential treatment options to improve their quality of life. … Continue Reading

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oral health

Maintaining oral health in later years

Everyone wants to have an attractive smile. However, maintaining good oral health gets harder as people age. Time takes its toll on teeth and gums, and this can cause a range of problems If you’re determined to keep your mouth in tiptop shape as the years go by, it’s important to follow a rigorous oral … Continue Reading

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Hallmark Care Homes Scoops Fourth Consecutive Pinders Design Award

Hallmark Care Homes Scoops Fourth Consecutive Pinders Design Award

Hallmark Care Homes picked up the award for ‘Best Dementia Community Within A Large Care Home Setting’ at the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Award this April. This is the fourth year running the company has been honoured with an award, cementing its position as a producer of leading care homes throughout the UK. The award … Continue Reading

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wheelchair innovations

6 Super Zippy Top of the Range Scooters for 2014

A mobility scooter is a mobility aid similar to wheel chairs but configured like a motor scooter. It has a seat, a flat area for placing feet, handle bars and three, four or now five wheels. The handle bars can turn either one, two or three wheels and is battery operated. The seat may or … Continue Reading

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