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Adapt & take control



  ADAPT AND TAKE CONTROL What do you think is the UK’s biggest single cause of disability? Believe it or not, it is arthritis. It affects at least nine million people, and reinforces the point that most people become limited, rather than being born with a disability. It also proves it could be you, especially …

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Dealing with the impact of bowel issues



DEALING WITH THE IMPACT OF BOWEL ISSUES According to the NHS, it is estimated that at least 50% of people have diverticula by the time they are 80 years old: equivalent to 1.5million people; 5% of people- over 3million of us- have them by the age of 40. The condition can become so extreme that …

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The pitfalls of DIY probate and why you should use a professional



The pitfalls of DIY probate and why you should use a professional With the huge increase in internet use and the wealth of information that can be found on it, more and more people are being tempted to deal with the administration of an estate themselves. This blog sets the factors you should consider. Probate, …

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6 Tiny Steps to a Happier You Right Now



6 Tiny Steps to a Happier You Right Now Tip 1- 3 Good Things a Day Various studies have made positive links between focussing on gratitude and general well being. Some days it’s easy to think of 3 things you’re grateful for and some days it can feel really hard. The hard days are the ones where …

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Size matters when it comes to toileting



SIZE MATTERS Obesity is back in the headlines (does it ever go away?). There is always much focus on the need to lose weight, but rarely, if ever, do the issues of daily life, if you ARE big, get discussed… We go to the loo on average eight times a day! If you are larger, …

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Safeguarding of vulnerable adults



Safeguarding of vulnerable adults Some adults are less able to protect themselves and have difficulty making their wishes and feelings known, making them vulnerable to abuse. Anyone can be a victim of financial abuse, broadly speaking a violation of an individual’s rights relating to their finances or other assets. But what can be done to …

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NHS continuing healthcare – 5 things you need to know about eligibility



Continuing Healthcare Information and Advice Thousands of people across the UK need to receive ongoing care due to disability, accident or illness. For those that are assessed as eligible, the NHS funds the full cost of this care for people in England under the policy called NHS continuing healthcare (CHC). Sound simple? It’s not. The …

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7 Reasons why it is so important to talk to kids about dementia



7 Reasons why it is so important to talk to kids about dementia   “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children” Walt Disney My mother’s early onset dementia, at the age of 62, affected our whole family; not only the adults, but the children too. There was no escaping it. Everyone was …

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Top tips to manage hearing loss at Christmas



Christmas is a time for family and friends to come and spend some quality time together, but the festive period can be a very challenging time for someone suffering from some form of hearing loss. The overplayed Christmas music, chat with your boss at the office party, the punchline to the bad cracker joke and …

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Where there’s a Will there’s a way: the importance of making a Will



It is estimated that approximately 60% of the UK adult population has not made a Will. This is remarkable in a world of ever more complex families and an increasingly litigious population. So if you are one of the 60%, don’t put off the important and relatively easy step of making a Will any longer. …

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