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World’s first wiki poem devoted to dementia

World’s first wiki poem devoted to dementia

May 17 2017

The world’s first wiki poem devoted to dementia – with its first line composed by former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion – has been published on National Memory Day. 

New survey shows we still haven’t got the sunscreen message

New survey shows we still haven’t got the sunscreen message

May 10 2017

More than one in three British people have been sunburnt in the last year while in the UK, and of those 28 per cent were sunburnt three or more times, according to a survey carried out by the British Association of Dermatologists to mark Sun Awareness Week (8-14 May).

Busting the clot

Busting the clot

May 8 2017

When we cut ourselves, the body’s normal response is to form a clot to stop the bleeding and begin the process of healing. Blood clots can form in any part of the body and most of the time they are harmless. However, in certain situations the likelihood of blood clots forming as a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is significantly increased.

Put your best foot forward

Put your best foot forward

May 3 2017

May is National Walking Month and, with the warmer weather around the corner, it is a wonderful time to think about how much time we spend on our feet and the many health benefits of taking to the pavements and countryside.

New research highlights the importance of diet in osteoporosis

New research highlights the importance of diet in osteoporosis

April 28 2017

New research has shown that younger people eating popular ‘clean eating ‘ diets could be putting themselves at the risk of a bone thinning disease later in life.

Spring into good health

Spring into good health

April 26 2017

If recent excesses of food, chocolate and hot cross buns have taken their toll on your body why not consider some healthy living tips to help put things right?

Get up and make it happen!

Get up and make it happen!

April 24 2017

Eating your lunch ‘al desko’ may be an increasing part of working life in Britain but on Friday 28 April we are all being encouraged to take a break and go for a walk.

Back to the playground – your body will thank you

Back to the playground – your body will thank you

April 21 2017

This month, young and old alike picked up their skipping ropes as school and community groups took part in events designed to highlight the health benefits of skipping.

If you know someone who snores, read on….

If you know someone who snores, read on….

April 19 2017

For the percentage of the population tortured by the nocturnal rumblings of a partner, snoring is no joke but Dr Asim Hasan, Care UK’s regional medical director for London, knows that the whistling, clicking, rolling thunder can tell you a great deal about a person’s health and it may also point the way to a silent night.

Making the most of Easter when you care for someone with dementia

Making the most of Easter when you care for someone with dementia

April 13 2017

Easter is a special time for many families; the chance to spend four days together is a rare treat for many and, for those caring for a loved one with dementia, it offers the opportunity for some fun activities that also increase health and wellbeing.

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