Communication Problems Following A Stroke

Communication Problems Following A Stroke

Approximately 30% of stroke survivors will experience communication problems following a stroke. This often looks like difficulty understanding what people are saying but can also include difficulty reading and writing too. As different parts of the brain are...

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What Are The Physical Effects Of Stroke?

What Are The Physical Effects Of Stroke?

In the UK someone is affected by a stroke every five minutes, approximately 100,000 people per year. Strokes affect people differently. They may be minor or major, with effects lasting short term or long term. Here we will discuss some of the more common physical...

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Can I be cared for at home?

Can I be cared for at home?

Following a neurological injury there are so many changes to assimilate and handle. Often those affected, including family members, are overwhelmed by the changes and choices they must make.  Most people want to return to their own homes as soon as possible, or...

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Weighted Blankets For The Elderly

Weighted Blankets For The Elderly

As we age sleep patterns may change, and you may find you have difficulty staying asleep. Poor sleep patterns can contribute to many problems and lead to a reduced quality of life. Research suggests that weighted blankets may benefit the elderly in a variety of ways....

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How To Prevent A Stroke

How To Prevent A Stroke

Every year in the UK 100,000 people suffer a stroke and it is one of the leading causes of death. That’s approximately one person every five minutes has a stroke and there are currently 1.3 million stroke survivors. There are many ways you can help prevent a stroke,...

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Stroke – What You Need To Know

Stroke – What You Need To Know

Someone is affected by a stroke every five minutes in the UK. It can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time. To ensure they get help as fast as possible, it's vital to know how to spot the signs of a stroke in yourself or someone else. Read on to learn more about...

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What Is A Care Needs Assessment?

What Is A Care Needs Assessment?

There may come a time when you start to recognise that a friend, relative, or perhaps yourself, needs some extra help or support in daily life. But you’ve no idea where to turn. In most cases, the first requirement is a care needs assessment. Here we will discuss what...

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What Is Respite Care?

What Is Respite Care?

Caring for a loved one is a full-time, round-the-clock job. Family carers are often unpaid and juggling other responsibilities such as their home, family and, in many cases, a full-time job. Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, but also very challenging. It’s...

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Do I Have Arthritis?

Do I Have Arthritis?

Arthritis affects more than 10 million people in the UK, both adults and children. It is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.   If you are experiencing joint pain and wondering if it could be arthritis, keep reading.  There are many...

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