Lockdown and mental health

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England has gone into a second lockdown. At the time of writing this post, lockdown hasn’t begun but at the time of publishing this we will be 5 days in, quite a scary thought really.  The first lockdown was a complete nightmare for many. Resources were stretched far past their limit and the uncertainty of… Read more »

Stress Awareness

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At the time of posting this it is International Stress Awareness Week, so we thought what better than raise some awareness by writing about it. When you are stressed and you feel a bit down or anxious (or any other feeling for that matter), you don’t realise what effect this has on your physical and… Read more »

Adult ADHD

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There really is not a lot of information available for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), so we thought we would put together a little information page about what ADHD feels like, some of the help that is available and how you can help yourself. We also have a top-tip guide too, which you… Read more »

Carers support guide – Traumatic Brain Injury

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We just completed our three-part blog series about Traumatic Brain Injury. We gave you an introduction, told you how it is diagnosed and treated and all about recovery. Throughout, we repeatedly mention the long-term physical, behavioural and cognitive problems that an individual can experience following this type of injury and there is a lot of… Read more »

Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury

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We have reached the final part of our blog-series about Traumatic Brain Injury. In the previous blog posts, we gave an introduction and discussed diagnosis and treatment. This blog post will be focusing on recovery from a traumatic brain injury.  In our last blog post we wrote about some of the advice medical professionals may… Read more »

Diagnosing and Treating a Traumatic Brain Injury

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  As promised, this is the second part of our three-part blog series about traumatic brain injury. This blog post will focus on how this type of brain injury is diagnosed and treated within the UK healthcare system. Our final blog post, which we will publish next week will focus on recovery and outpatient services. … Read more »

Traumatic Brain Injury

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  This is the first part of our three-part series about traumatic brain injury. Today we will be discussing the ‘basics’, including an introduction, the causes, symptoms and common complications experienced as a direct result of this type of brain injury. The second part of the series will be about diagnosing and treating brain injuries… Read more »

New Alzheimer’s Disease Research (AAIC Conference, 2020)

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  The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. They host the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) yearly, which is the largest meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science. Each year 6,000 experts in dementia, medicine and care from all over the world travel internationally for this conference to… Read more »

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for dementia carers

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It is likely that dementia itself does not increase the risk of catching COVID-19, instead it is more likely that it is a combination of dementia-related behaviours, increased age and common health conditions associated with dementia that increase the risk. For example, someone who has dementia is forgetful, therefore they may forget to wash their… Read more »