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Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... reflux without any visible varicose veins. It's a condition that back in 2010 I christened "hidden varicose veins". Varicose veins are responsible for further unpleasant and often painful conditions. They can cause red and brown stains around the ankles as well as phlebitis, which ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... , has worked with experts to develop activities that are satisfying, doable and promote conversation. Dementia affects not only the patient but those responsible for their care, such as family members, with many carers finding the process challenging and lonely. Research into dementia shows that ...

Supporting dementia carers at work

... information are grieving for the person they have lost long before they have died are all caring for a person who is terminally ill have responsibility for someone whose behaviour or actions are totally unpredictable. Creating a Dementia Carer Friendly workplace My idea was to make the Met Office ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... his initial care assessment, the paperwork and planning were carried out by the social workers, who have duty of care, it's my responsibility to ensure that when he comes home from hospital he doesn't fall through the cracks.When George came in to hospital his daughters were concerned ...

I am ham. Or jam

... break before taking on care for their parents. Now though we are starting families later, and our parents are living longer. Taking responsibility for others is turning into something we could be doing for most of our adult life. And of course, we're not just ...

How tea parties help to ward off loneliness

... I would anyone else, asking her how she was doing and talking about the weather! I began to gauge from her reactions and responses if she wanted to chat or not. Now we've developed a routine I call Betty a few days before an upcoming tea party ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... ", it is always worth talking to the local organiser to see if they can accommodate you. "We don't usually get much response from the resident but he seemed to come alive on this visit" Care Home staff feedback from a local walk organised by Dementia ...

Avoiding the age-related muscle loss of Sarcopenia

... A total lack of exercise or physical activity has the opposite effect. The body's muscle will atrophy, or decrease over time, in response to not being used. For this reason, some level of exercise is always better than none at all. So, as ...

Age and swallowing problems - how speech therapy helps

... sign of food and drink entering the lungs, and is known as aspiration. Surprisingly, though, some people do not cough in response to things going the wrong way so it may not always be obvious. Other signs of swallowing difficulties and aspiration include: eye ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... down for car insurance; ask the insurer to point you in the direction of a company that could help, as they have a responsibility to help consumers find an independent source of information that can offer assistance in finding affordable cover. This 'sign-posting' is required by ...