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Home Care Preferred wins a second award in July – Best UK Care Agency 2021

July 16, 2021 6:18 am

Home Care Preferred has won a second award in the space of one month. Global Health & Pharma announced on 15th July 2021 that Home Care Preferred was awarded Best UK Care Agency 2021. As in previous years Global Health & Pharma has endeavoured to ensure that only the most deserving are recognised. All nominees were judged on their merits with assessment centred around an extensive evaluation of skills and services on offer. Global Health & Pharma’s merit driven approach has brought much commendation throughout its use and allows their team to identify those most dedicated to demonstrating expertise and an unwavering commitment to excellence within their field. Home Care Preferred would like to thank GHP for the award and...

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Could A Keto Diet Reduce Dementia?

October 3, 2020 8:00 am

A Keto diet, also known as a ketogenic diet is one that is high in fats and low in carbohydrates. Whilst research has shown that this type of diet is great at keeping you mentally sharp in old age, could it also be the answer to reducing the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers from the Mayo Clinic published research which indicated that people whose diet is high in carbohydrates such as pasta, bread, potatoes, and rice have an 89% increased risk for dementia. However, those who consumed high levels of fat had only a 44% reduced risk. Ketones are compounds the body uses to produce energy, but the latest research has shown that they are neuroprotective – meaning...

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Walk Your Way To Better Health

September 28, 2020 8:00 am

Exercising regularly can help with getting fit, maintaining overall health and staying active. Walking, in particular, can be a great way to incorporate activity into your daily routine. According to the British Heart Foundation, walking can help to give your heart the workout it needs to stay in good condition. It reduces the risk of developing a heart condition as well as type 2 diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis. Here are our favourite reasons to go for a walk: Helps you to feel more energetic Activity or even a brisk walk to the shops can help you to feel more energetic and have a productive day. Helps to control your weight Whether you want to burn some calories or just maintain...

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

August 21, 2020 8:00 am

You may have read the news stories or even seen it on social media that happiness can lead to a healthier and longer life! Being happy is not just associated with improving the quality of your life, according to researchers, it can even increase the quantity of your life, too. CNN recently reported, “older people were up to 35% less likely to die during the five-year study if they reported feeling happy, excited, and content on a typical day.” Here’s how to banish negative emotions such as sadness, anger, stress, and anxiety to live happier and longer! Be Social Connecting with friends and family are key to living a happy and healthy life. Make sure to invest time in staying...

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Caring For Ageing Parents

July 15, 2020 8:00 am

Caring for elderly parents/relatives is a role reversal that few people find easy to navigate. For those of the older generation, it means having to give up a degree of independence and their life-long role as the parent figure. For the adult child, taking on the responsibility of parenting your own parent can be difficult to come to terms with. However, there are things that can be done to make this process easier: Make a Plan Many of us ‘fall’ into becoming carers as soon as it becomes apparent that one or both of our parents requires regular assistance with day-to-day living. You will need to assess your options and discuss them with other family members and friends to find...

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Homelessness and brain injury – is there a link?

June 6, 2020 11:38 am

Research carried out by The Disabilities Trust Foundation has found brain injury could affect almost half (48%) of homeless people and may contribute to the risk of people becoming homeless in the first place. These injuries, unless properly diagnosed and treated, can bring communication, memory and behaviour problems leading to increased risk of family breakdown and loss of employment. The study asked 75 homeless men and 25 homeless women in Leeds whether they had experienced TBI and if so, when the blow to the head occurred and how severe it was. The findings were compared to data from a group of people from Leeds who were not homeless. Carried out by Professor Michael Oddy for the Trust’s Foundation as part...

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Why You Should Be Volunteering

May 20, 2020 6:17 pm

Today marks the beginning of National Student Volunteering Week, an initiative to get students out into the world, boosting their CV and equipping them with life-long skills. This got us thinking, volunteering is one of the most beneficial and rewarding activities one can undertake, and not just as an extracurricular activity as you attempt to take that first leap onto the career ladder. Don’t believe us? The facts below highlight exactly why you should be volunteering: It’s Good For You Health  Studies have found that when you stop thinking about your own problems and focus on someone other than yourself, your stress levels start to decrease, your immune system is strengthened and your overall sense of life satisfaction increases. This...