A guide to common medical abbreviations

Posted 30/05/2023

A guide to common medical abbreviations

Have you ever looked at your prescriptions or medical records and wondered what all those abbreviations mean? Abbreviations are used in medical settings to save doctors and nurses valuable time and space when writing prescriptions and other healthcare records.
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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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How is medication recorded by a home carer?

Posted 11/05/2023

How is medication recorded by a home carer?

Since many older adults take one or more medications daily, it can be easy for a mix-up to happen. When it comes to older adults, medication management is especially important for improving their quality of life and preventing unpleasant sideRead More
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The top 8 bathing aids to make everyday tasks easier

Posted 11/05/2023

The top 8 bathing aids to make everyday tasks easier

For people with mobility or frailty concerns, the bathroom can be an intimidating or even dangerous place. Slips and falls are unfortunately common in the bathroom, leading many people to lose confidence in their ability to take care of theirRead More
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Meal delivery options for the elderly

Posted 11/05/2023

Meal delivery options for the elderly

As your parents get older, cooking tasty and nutritious meals can become more of a challenge. You may find yourself travelling to your loved one’s home each day to cook meals for them or freezing meals that can then beRead 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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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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