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Medical Alert Awareness Month

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The medical alert month is here again. As you may know, this awareness programme takes place annually in the month of August. Certainly, you should know why it has become important to create awareness about medical devices.Medical Alert Awareness month

For our readers who may be knowing about this for the first time, Medical Alert I.Ds such as bracelets, watches, necklaces, wrist bands, shoe tags etc. are devices that are designed to provide information on allergies which are specific to an individual and are worn either around the wrist (this is often the location it is worn) or around the neck. Medic Alert ID bracelets are also capable of giving alerts with information on diseases and heart related conditions of individuals.

The Medical Alert Month is organized to educate the public on the need to encourage their loved once with allergies to get a medical ID bracelet and have them on at all times. This is particularly important as these bracelets have proofed to be lifesaving accessories.

Another vital reason is that these devices help to reduce the risk of wrong diagnose and reduce the probability of wrong medication by up to half. This saves time as emergency workers are able to attend to the situation as soon as possible. During emergency situations, emergency health workers easily read these bracelets and this gives these professionals a head start to saving a life. Your medical id alert bracelets informs of your allergy or disease even when you cannot speak a word.

You can support this year’s Medical Awareness campaign in any way you can. You can choose to volunteer, buy a medic alert device for a patient or serve as a team representative in your community during this event. This year, sensitization will be quite strategic as emphasis is placed on the fact these devices are great “must-haves” for allergy prone individuals and patients as they could be the defining factor between life and death.

It is often advised that people should understand their medical conditions and those of their loved once. Incases were medical attention will be needed, you will be able to give reliable information in the event that they are not on their medic alert devices. Some of those who should purchase these medical alert devices include those who have anaphylactic allergies, diabetes and those on multiple medications etc.

However, in conclusion, we recommend you get a medical bracelet. Medical id alert bracelets are lifesaving accessories and they are easy to wear around the wrist or neck.

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National Falls Awareness Week

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National Falls Awareness Week

falls awareness weekCelebrated between the 16th and 22nd of June is National Falls Awareness Week. This week is dedicated to educating the masses about falls, which covers the risks and prevention in order to keep more people safe. With so many of our elderly falling and becoming terribly injured as a result, sometimes worsened when they are unable to reach out for help, having a week that spreads information and guidance can literally be a lifesaver. The elderly, families, and caretakers alike should take part in this week to keep themselves or those at risk safe.

Prevention is one part of National Falls Awareness Week. This covers safety and the ways that the elderly can keep themselves in shape. Read More…

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Dementia Awareness Week

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Dementia : A Weighty Concern Generated by Memory Lapses
 

What fears does dementia bring?

Dementia-awarenessThis is an issue not only for grown-ups but middle-aged adults as well. The brain malady can be associated with weakening of memory and thinking capabilities that can downgrade your capacity to perform daily activities. Do not ignore symptoms because these produce latent problems. The aide memoire from medical specialists should not be misconstrued as a way of terrifying or confusing people.

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Celebrate Deaf Awareness Week

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“Equality In Communication For All” 19th – 25th May 2014
 

Deaf Awareness WeekDid you know that 50% of all of the factors, which have an impact on hearing loss, are preventable? That’s right, a large portion of all patients who are affected by hearing loss can benefit from medicine, hearing devices, or surgeries. We must raise awareness and improve access to these services in order to reduce the impact of hearing loss on our communities.

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