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How Heart Disease Affects Your Life

Heart disease can affect your lifestyle, including what you eat, how you exercise, what activities you do and what holidays you take. However, many people are able to continue with their lives, improve their heart health and live a fulfilling life. The effects of heart disease The impact of heart disease...

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What Can I Get My Parents For Christmas?

The best presents to get elderly parents for Christmas can range from time spent together to technology that will make their life better, all the way through to music playlists… What to get your elderly parents for Christmas Christmas is fast approaching. If you’re still struggling with ideas for...

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UK Elderly Care Issues

UK elderly care issues are becoming increasingly pressing as the population ages and life expectancy increases. More people require care in old age, and the cost of care is rising steadily. Care in Crisis The baby boom, improved healthcare and longer lives mean that the UK has an ageing...

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Heart Disease: A Deeper Dive

Heart Disease: A Deeper Dive Heart Disease: A Deeper Dive, provides an overview of the types, causes and treatments, with scientific and medical expressions explained in simple terms. What is heart disease? There are several different types of heart disease, including: Coronary heart disease Ischaemic heart disease Hypertensive heart...

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Are Stroke Symptoms Permanent?

Whether or not stroke symptoms are permanent depends on the severity of the stroke, and how fast the recovery in the months following. Following treatment and therapy programs is very important. Having a stroke can be devastating and the future may seem bleak, however many people can recover function...

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Stroke and Dementia

For an average of 1 in 3 people, stroke and dementia are linked. The symptoms of dementia are caused by the injury to the brain, which happens during a stroke. Many people instantly think of Alzheimer’s disease when they consider dementia, but Alzheimer’s is not the only cause of...

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Dementia Tax Explained

The ‘dementia tax’ refers to the added expense for dementia patients and their families, who are often required to pay for long-term care with little or no support from the government. What is dementia tax? The term “dementia tax” was coined long before the Tory manifesto was released to the...

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Stroke and Diabetes

People with diabetes are more likely to have a stroke. Without adequate insulin, glucose can build-up in the bloodstream, leading to fatty-deposits which can lead to clotting. The link between stroke and diabetes If you have diabetes you are more likely to have a stroke. That fact is frightening, but...

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Can Stroke Cause Seizures

On average 1 in 20 stroke patients will have a seizure, and a stroke can cause repeated seizures. Only when the patient has had more than 1 seizure, is it considered to be epilepsy. Strokes and epilepsy Any fitting can be alarming to witness, but by recognising the signs you...