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Which Arthritis Do I Have?

The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, but there are over 100 different types in total with different causes and treatments. Different types of arthritis There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. The most common forms are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis, but rarer...

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Brits Underestimate the Cost of Care By 62%

A survey of more than 2000 people reveals the lack of information available about the cost of care, leading to those in need facing financial difficulty completely unprepared. Brits underestimate costs of residential care by 62% 6 in 10 have not put in place any preparations for caring for a...

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Why Arthritis Hurts

Pain in arthritis is caused by mechanical stimuli – as the joint is damaged, thermal stimuli – as friction and swelling causes heat, and chemical stimuli – as tissue damage causes chemicals in the joint to change. What causes pain? Pain is caused when your senses detect harm to...

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What Are Arthritis Nodules?

Rheumatoid arthritis nodules are small, often round bumps caused by swelling. Osteoarthritis nodes are caused by malformations in the bone caused by wear-and-tear.   The two most common forms of arthritis can cause different types of arthritis nodules. Osteoarthritis: Heberden’s Nodes Named after Dr. James Heberden in the 1700s,...

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What To Do if Someone Has a Stroke

What to do if someone has a stroke: watch for the signs, act FAST, call an ambulance, put them on their side or in the recovery position, and stay calm. Find out more…  What to do if you suspect a stroke There are over 100,000 strokes in the UK...

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Why the Care System in the UK Isn’t Working

With a crisis in care, the threat of dementia tax and Brexit, Dr Jane Gilbert talks about why the care system in the UK isn’t working. The big problem Many thousands of vulnerable elderly and disabled people in the UK are totally reliant on care support. Research shows that...

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Arthritis: A Deeper Dive

Arthritis: A Deeper Dive Arthritis: A Deeper Dive, provides an overview of the disease, with scientific and medical expressions explained in simple terms. What is arthritis? Arthritis isn’t a single disease, it’s actually an umbrella term for the various causes of joint pain or joint disease. As a result...

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Top Gadgets for Self-Care

The top gadgets for self-care include: the long reach toilet aid, the foot cleaning mat, the pill dispenser, the zip-pull and button aid, and clothes from The Abel Label. The Importance of Self-Care Helping your loved one to remain independent is what we’re all about. It might be that you’ve...

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How Parkinson’s Affects the Body

Parkinson’s can take its toll on your physical, emotional and mental health but by getting informed and taking control of your own health and wellbeing you’ll feel more positive about your condition. The effect of Parkinson’s on your body, and what you can do to help It is possible...

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Gadgets to Help Your Elderly Loved One Outside

There are lots of gadgets to help your elderly loved one outside, from walking stick ice picks, to outdoor stair lifts, we look at 8 must-haves for elderly independence.  Getting out and about Home care isn’t about keeping your loved one inside, it’s about keeping them safe. Research shows...