What causes Parkinson’s disease?

Posted 24/05/2023

What causes Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive and debilitating disorder caused by a loss of nerve cells in a particular region of the brain called the substantia nigra. These nerve cells produce a crucial chemical called dopamine, which helps control and coordinateRead More
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6 tips for helping the elderly stay warm in winter

Posted 12/04/2023

6 tips for helping the elderly stay warm in winter

Winter can be a challenging season for many older adults. Colder weather, icy roads and seasonal illnesses such as the flu present greater risks to our health as we age. As we get older, the body’s ability to regulate itsRead More
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Prevention of slips, trips and falls

Posted 01/02/2023

Prevention of slips, trips and falls

It is important that we continue to keep an eye on and help others especially an older person when up and around. During winter months, it remains important that we stay safe on icy pavements to prevent slipping. Below areRead More
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Winter health and wellbeing tips

Posted 10/01/2023

Winter health and wellbeing tips

If you are looking for ways in which to improve your physical and mental health, discover some top tips from our Head of Co-ordination, Jane Hancock.
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What is the Osteoporosis T-score?

Posted 29/11/2022

What is the Osteoporosis T-score?

A t-score measures your bone density and can provide a snapshot of your bone health. If your bone density is too low, you are at a higher risk for bone fractures. Learn more about osteoporosis t-scores and how they provideRead More
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Raising awareness of SCAD

Posted 03/08/2022

Raising awareness of SCAD

Raising awareness of SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) heart attacks. A SCAD is an emergency condition that occurs when a tear forms in a blood vessel in the heart. Some symptoms of SCAD include, chest pain, shortness of breath, painRead More
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Winter wellbeing – vitamin D

Posted 26/01/2022

Winter wellbeing – vitamin D

Tips for winter wellbeing from our expert Dr. Sue Jones Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones. In the UK we get most of our vitamin D from being outside in the sunlight. Between October and early March, the sunlightRead More
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Rebuilding muscle and physical strength post lockdown

Posted 23/06/2021

Rebuilding muscle and physical strength post lockdown

We shared some tips and advice to help mentally prepare people that have been shielded or in a small bubble throughout lockdown in the below article. here we are sharing some advice regarding physical strength as lockdown restrictions ease. ‘ShieldingRead More
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Living with long-term health conditions

Posted 02/03/2021

Living with long-term health conditions

We understand that individuals living with a long-term conditions will have their health and well-being affected.
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Keeping active is vital as we age

Posted 02/03/2021

Keeping active is vital as we age

The importance of fitness for the elderly is well researched. Keeping active and healthy is proven to have a positive impact on our overall mental and physical health and wellbeing. It used to be believed that as we age, weRead More
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