Staying mentally healthy this January

January 11, 2022 10:00 am

Many will be starting their January health kicks including Dry January, Veganuary and new fitness phases. However many of these do not focus solely on your mental health. When improving your overall health it is important to take steps to improve your mental health. We...

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Loneliness at Christmas

December 20, 2021 12:00 pm

Loneliness can feel different for everyone. You may choose to be alone and live happily without much contact with other people, while others may find the lack of contact a lonely experience. Unfortunately, at this time of year, Christmas does not...

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How Respite care can help over Christmas

December 16, 2021 11:06 am

Christmas is approaching once again and for those who will be choosing to see their families over the Christmas period, they will be organising things from gifts to food. However, if one of your family members is receiving care, spending a serene festive period together...

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How to stay healthy this winter

December 8, 2021 9:04 am

Winter means one thing for most and no, it’s not Christmas! The cold weather and darker days usually bring on a common cold or flu making the festive period unpleasant. The cold weather decreases motivation to exercise, eat healthy and generally look after your body...

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Homecare over Christmas

December 3, 2021 4:02 pm

With Christmas soon approaching, it is a great opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones. Despite this, it can also be a stressful and worrying time for families with loved ones who are receiving care and have specific requirements which can make things a little...

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How can cancer treatment affect your heart?

November 24, 2021 8:00 am

Some cancer treatments can cause heart problems that are either short term or long-term. Although uncommon, there are serious side effects of some cancer treatments. Heart problems can affect treatment, lower a person’s quality of life and can cause death, rarely. What...

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How can Dementia affect sleep?

November 22, 2021 8:00 am

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that affects parts of the brain concerned with memory and thinking skills. Sleep problems are also common in individuals with dementia and tends to get worse as their condition progresses in severity...

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Advice for Families Considering Palliative Care

November 19, 2021 9:57 am

Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis...

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Common questions about diet and cancer

November 12, 2021 2:51 pm

After a diagnosis, it is very common to have questions surrounding nutrition and cancer. People want to know how they can change their diet in the hope that it will help to reduce the risk of cancer coming back. Although there is not enough clear information to give advice...

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