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Dementia Awareness

About Dementia Dementia is a common problem, usually occurring in people over the age of 65 years. Dementia in itself is not a disease, but is a collection of symptoms caused by certain conditions. Symptoms Dementia has numerous symptoms associated with a decline in brain function, including • memory loss • thinking speed • mental...

Alcohol Awareness

With the festive season looming, you might be tempted to indulge in a little more alcohol than usual. The NHS recommends that both men and women should not regularly drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week.  See our handy guide below for what a unit actually is – your intake may be more...

Dehydration

For more detailed information on dehydration, please visit the NHS website. It’s easy in the summer months to become dehydrated, either due to excessive perspiration, not taking in enough fluid or as a result of illness, such as a vomiting and diarrhoea bug. Your body can be affected even if you only lose a small...

Insect bites and stings

It’s common in summer to get insect bites and stings and, whilst most are harmless, some can cause a nasty allergic reaction. If you work outdoors, or take part in outdoor activities, you are more at risk. Always see a doctor if you develop symptoms of a serious allergic reaction. There are a number of...