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How To Cope With Stress

July 8, 2019 8:00 am

According to the Mental Health Foundation; “Stress is a feeling of being under abnormal pressure. This pressure can come from different aspects of your day to day life. Such as an increased workload, a transitional period, an argument you have with your family or new and existing financial worries. You may find that it has a cumulative effect, with each stressor building on top of one another.” During situations of stress, you may feel threatened or upset and it can cause a variety of physical and emotional experiences which can change the way you behave. The first thing to do is to identify your symptoms and find out what is causing you to feel more stressed. As stress affects each...

Health Investor Awards 2019

HealthInvestor Award 2019

March 25, 2019 8:00 am

Taking place on the 12th June 2019, the HealthInvestor Awards are the most prestigious awards in the health and social care sector. Promoting excellence in independent health care the award recognizes organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to healthcare Home Care Preferred is proud to announce that it has been nominated for best Domiciliary Home Care Provider of the year. Our unique model has been making waves in the sector since our inception. We had a vision, which has now become a reality, to provide a truly complete package of care by signposting community services, and the ability to provide independent living aids directly to our clients. We offer a wide range of services to adults of all ages,...

Can Simple Lifestyle Changes Prevent Dementia?

August 14, 2017 5:11 pm

A new report suggest over a third of dementia diagnoses could potentially be avoided by addressing aspects of one’s lifestyle including exercise, education, blood pressure and hearing. There were around 45 million people living with dementia in 2015, with recent figures showing this is set to rise; in England and Wales alone it is estimated that there will be a 57% increase in people living with dementia by 2040, with numbers set to hit 1.2million, driven predominantly by people living longer. But the new report from the Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention and care, stressed that dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing – and that action can be taken to decrease risk. “There are a lot of...

Can eating oranges cut the risk of developing dementia?

July 18, 2017 3:20 pm

A major study, undertaken by a team of scientists at Tohuku University in Japan, indicates a daily intake of any citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes can cut the risk of developing dementia by almost a quarter. Various studies have suggested that citrus fruits can protect the brain against the damage that leads to dementia. Citric acid contains the chemical nobiletin which, in animal tests, has been shown to slow or reverse impairment of memory. However this new research – published in the British Journal of Nutrition – is the first major study to investigate the effect citrus fruit consumption might have on large numbers of those most at risk. Scientists tracked more than 13,000 middle-aged or...

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...

Diabetes Week 2017: Can You Reduce Your Risk?

June 12, 2017 5:12 pm

This week marks Diabetes Week, an annual highlight in the charity Diabetes UK’s calendar, which aims to raise awareness of the conditions and vital funds for their work. This year’s theme is Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes. In-keeping with the theme, we have delved into this condition to determine if you can reduce your risk, giving us the knowledge to ensure we minimise our chances of developing the condition. You can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. But around 3 in 5 cases of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented by making simple changes in our everyday lives. How can I reduce my risk? Some of the risk factors for type 2...

Wear It Beat It: Keep your Heart Healthy

June 6, 2017 1:04 pm

This Friday 9th June 2017 marks Wear It Beat It, a fundraising incentive organised by British Heart Foundation to raise vital funds for the charity. To mark the occasion here are our top tips for keeping your heart healthy: Healthy Eating A healthy diet can help reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease and stop you gaining weight, reducing your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. It can also help lower your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of some cancers. Even if you already have a heart condition, a healthy diet can benefit your heart.# A balanced diet  Everyone should aim for a well balanced diet. Faddy crash diets may not provide the balance of nutrients you need....