Why Arthritis Hurts

pain in arthritis
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 …

Self employed carers
Employing  a carer or personal assistant can help your loved one live independently at home. However if you decide to find live in personal care privately there is a lot to consider. What can a carer do? A carer or personal assistant can offer your loved one the support they need to lead as independent …

What is the life expectancy of someone with dementia?
Each person will have an individual experience of dementia. The speed and pattern of progression of the disease can differ-but the condition is progressive and will get worse over time. Sadly, dementia will limit the life expectancy of the person affected; the condition has now overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in …

live in care for elderly at home
Scientists are still fighting to find a cure for dementia. Frustratingly, a way to reverse the brain damage caused remains elusive; however, there are ways of improving function and wellbeing. Specialised therapeutic techniques have been developed, which may help unlock memories, improve function and boost wellbeing in people living with dementia. The names of the …

Food and drink in dementia
Poor appetite, problems with food preparation, depression and difficulties with swallowing or chewing can make it a challenge for people with dementia to get the nutrition they need. Weight loss and dehydration can be a problem, especially in advanced disease, which can make your loved one frail and vulnerable to illness and infections. Food and …

live in care for elderly at home
A live-in carer can enable your loved one to continue living safely in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. However, there are a few practical measures and steps you should take before they move in. Dementia, illness or disability can make it impossible for someone to live independently, without the significant risk of …

dementia support services
Choosing the right care for a loved one can be a challenge. The choice can seem overwhelming. Dementia, disability, family commitments, or a crisis at home can make a residential facility look like the only option. However, the change in environment and routine may not suit all individuals. Living away from home comforts and friends …

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