Health

Ageing & frailty doesn’t mean the end of life as we know it!

Did you visit an elderly loved one at home this festive season? You might have noticed a change in their physical or mental well being. This time of year can be a confronting time for people with aging relatives they don’t see regularly. If you discover your elderly loved one has become frail, either physically or mentally, don’t despair.Frailty isn’t the end of the line. But it might signal the start of a new phase of life, when a little more support is required.  So what should you do? Firstly, don’t make any decisions about your elderly loved one’s future without…

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Finding the Right GP – Priceless

In my experience (as a Registered Nurse, a patient, or a relative of a patient) having a good GP is priceless and can make all the difference to your health and well being. Having a local doctor who knows your history well, and understands your concerns is invaluable, particularly if you have a chronic illness. BUT they can be hard to find. Now no disrespect to the the medical profession, there are numerous committed and professional doctors available in the community, but sadly there are some that really miss the mark. I have witnessed first hand some unfortunate cases of…

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