Monthly Archives: April 2014

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Multiple Sclerosis the Hidden Disease | MS Awareness Week

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Multiple Sclerosis (or MS) is a disease that slowly affects the central nervous system of people it affects. Common symptoms include problems with balance, bladder or bowel control, blurred vision, fatigue, depression, slurred speech, or numbness and tingling in arms or legs. Symptoms generally start showing from around the age of 20 in an individual and usually fade and come in following years. As yet there is no cure; however symptoms can be managed with a combination of medication, physiotherapy, counselling and lifestyle changes. Luckily many sufferers are able to manage their symptoms and Read More…

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Allergy Awareness Week – Do You Know Your Allergies?

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Allergy Awareness WeekAllergies can be mild, or they can be incredibly dangerous, and that is why more people should know about the different allergies that can affect people. The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, now known as FARE, believed it was important for everyone to know in particular about food allergies. In 1998, this belief culminated in the creation of Allergy Awareness Week.

An allergy is simply when the body cannot process or handle a particular substance that the majority of other people have no problem with. Read More…

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Good Care Week Brings Out the Best in Communities

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Good Care WeekGood Care week is being celebrated throughout the whole of the UK to remember the hard work that volunteers offer up every day to help ailing members of our society. Care workers enable many families to feel confident in knowing their loved ones are well taken care of in their absence and they deserve recognition for taking on a job that many find too difficult to bare.

To balance their efforts, Good Care Week is all about rewarding the labors of those serving the nation in this sector. At an event held last year in 2013, local businesses in the community of Nottinghamshire donated prizes for a drawing where care workers could receive 1st through 5th place certificates. Read More…

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Ways to Help Yourself and Your Child Cope with Autism

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coping with autismIt can be hard coming to grips if you’ve had a child diagnosed with autism but there are ways to cope that can be helpful for both you and your child. By implement structure in their routine, finding different ways to communicate, discovering your child’s individual strengths and finding support groups are ways to help you deal with the situation.

An autistic child can benefit greatly from a highly organized schedule to stick to each day. Plan to have meals at a specific time each day, schedule therapy to always happen at the same time and same with bedtime. Read More…

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Seniors with Parkinsons: Safety Tips

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parkinsons-safety-tipsIf you, or somebody that you love has Parkinsons and is getting older, there is a high chance that you are getting worried about safety. When we get older, natural balance takes a hit, and we find it more difficult to react quickly, making it dangerous if we fall or we need to avoid something quickly.

When that senior has Parkinsons, everything becomes that bit more complicated. If you are trying to think of ways that you can ensure your or a loved one’s safety, here are our top tips: Read More…

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