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 ...

Training Your Brain: What, How and Why?

Training Your Brain: What, How and Why?

Training your brain can reap you a lot of benefits, especially when it comes to thinking positively to achieve your goals. Through ...

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 ...

Be proud to be different

Be proud to be different

Posted by Michael L on Aug 14, 20141
Training Your Brain: What, How and Why?

Training Your Brain: What, How

Posted by Michael L on Sep 15, 20142
Dementia: The signs and symptoms

Dementia: The signs and symptoms

Posted by Michael L on May 21, 20143
Differences Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

National Arthritis Week (October 12-19th)

“There are over 100 different forms of arthritis, but most people don’t know the differences between the two most common: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is estimated that in the UK alone, 8.75 million people have sought treatment for arthritis, affecting a third of all people aged 45 and over. In line with the upcoming … Continue Reading

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be mobile - mobility and disability

Be mobile: don’t let your disability stop you

Be mobile: don’t let your disability stop you Just because you are disabled, this doesn’t mean that you don’t want to partake in life to the best of your abilities. Mobility and access to mobility is a key component of freedom for the disabled and the 2010 Equality Act recognises this fact. What is mobility? … Continue Reading

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furnishing bedroom elderly

Furnishing a Bedroom for the Elderly: The Key Points to keep in Mind

This month finally saw plans outlined for much needed changes to the residential care landscape in the UK, which continues to polarise opinion and trigger rising costs on an annual basis. This will have the single biggest impact on the elderly care sector in the UK, which costs residents thousands of pounds annually without always … Continue Reading

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training your brain

Training Your Brain: What, How and Why?

Training your brain can reap you a lot of benefits, especially when it comes to thinking positively to achieve your goals. Through this training we can achieve many things that we thought we could not do. For instance, you may be nervous about taking driving lessons and going through the subsequent theory and actual driving … Continue Reading

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loneliness disability

London’s over 65s loneliest in Britain

Lonliness is still a dominant problem amongst the elderly, with London containing the loneliest over 65s. A study conducted by Stannah and YouGov revealed the extent of this sentiment with more than half of respondents in London, Wales and North England experiencing feelings of loneliness. Astonishingly, 75% of Londoner’s experienced loneliness despite living just near … Continue Reading

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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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