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Can dementia kill? Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just make you forgetful. It’s a serious, progressive condition which is, eventually, terminal. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have now overtaken heart disease to become the leading cause of death in England and Wales. The brain is responsible for more than thought, memory and understanding. It controls our …

Womens and mens toilets
What is incontinence? Incontinence is the term used to describe any accidental or involuntary loss of urine or faeces. The degree to which a person is incontinent can vary from a ‘small leak’ to complete loss of control over the bladder and bowels. Incontinence becomes much more common as we age. More than 2.5 million …

personalised private home care
The three main ways to find a London live in carer: going through an agency, engaging a self-employed carer, or using an introductory agency like hometouch. Are you ready to discover exceptional live-in care with hometouch? Find a carer Schedule a call How do I find a live-in carer in London? The three most common ways to …

HRT and dementia
A recent study linked HRT with slight increased risk of developing dementia – but experts are telling women not to panic about the research. What is HRT? HRT or hormone replacement therapy is an important treatment for the unpleasant symptoms of the menopause in women. The levels of female hormones, like oestrogen, are lower in …

Rapidly progressive dementia

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Dementia is a progressive condition, meaning that it gets worse over time. The speed of deterioration differs between individuals. Age, general health and the underlying disease causing brain damage will all affect the pattern of progression. However, for some people the decline can be sudden and rapid. The deterioration of dementia is usually slow and …

Personal assistance carer
A personal assistant carer can help with household tasks, and getting out and about. They should be honest, respectful, patient and adaptable.  What Is A Personal Assistant Carer? Sometimes called a PA, or Support Worker, a personal assistant carer is someone who provides assistance in the home. The role of the PA is to support …

Finding good care
 Finding the right carer isn’t just about experience and qualifications, it’s also about finding the personality fit that will lead to a close and trusting relationship. Live in Care London: Finding the Right Care It can be challenging to find the right home care. While no one likes to think of their loved ones, or …

Why Arthritis Hurts

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Pain in arthritis is caused by mechanical stimuli – as the joint is damaged, thermal stimuli – as friction and swelling causes heat, and chemical stimuli – as tissue damage causes chemicals in the joint to change. What causes pain? Pain is caused when your senses detect harm to your body. This detection causes neurons …

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