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Beat The Heat! Keep safe in the sun summer

June 15, 2017 5:31 pm

The temperatures are set to sore across the UK! While this is welcome news for many, it can cause major health problems for the elderly if the appropriate precautions aren’t taken. The Met Office has issued a warning that 70% of the United Kingdom will see heatwave conditions over Sunday and Monday. NHS England has compiled a heatwave plan to ensure we can all bask in the glorious summer sunshine safely. They recommend: Looking after yourself and others during hot weather Supporting vulnerable people, particularly the elderly)  before and during a heatwave Look after children during a heatwave The main risks posed by a heatwave are: dehydration (not having enough water) overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who...

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Act FAST: Stroke Awareness Month 2017

May 2, 2017 2:04 pm

What is a stroke? A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. Without blood your brain cells can be damaged or die. This damage can have different effects, depending on where it happens in your brain. A stroke can affect the way your body works as well as how you think, feel and communicate. What are the different types of strokes? Ischaemic stroke – This is the most common type and when there is a blockage that cuts of blood to the brain. Haemorrhagic stroke – This is caused by a bleeding around the brain Transient ischaemic attack or TIA – also known as a mini-stroke. It is...