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Tips for 'Love Your Liver Month'

January is Love Your Liver Month, which means it's time to focus on your liver health. One key component to maintaining a healthy liver is controlling what you eat. In addition to regular exercise, there are certain foods that protect this vital organ from damage and others that should be avoided. 

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Study Finds Nature Films May Benefit Those With Early Dementia

Dementia is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In the UK alone, there are an estimated 850,000 people diagnosed with the memory-loss condition, according to the Alzheimer's Society. People experiencing the onset of dementia may begin to show signs of restlessness and frustration as symptoms like confusion start to occur. This is particularly true when the sun goes down - a condition called sundowning. A recent study by researchers at Exeter University discovered that watching nature films may reduce the side effects of sundowning in those in the early stages of dementia.

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Gracewell of Maids Moreton Celebrates New Name

Once known as Maids Moreton Hall, one of Gracewell Healthcare's care homes has recently celebrated its renaming. Residents of what's now called Gracewell of Maids Moreton enjoyed a purple-themed party for the special occasion.

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5 Tips For Coping With Surgery

As we get older, we become more vulnerable to conditions like arthritis as well as injuries that can lead to serious joint and muscle problems. Surgery is a common solution to these physical impairments. For example, more than 75,000 hip fractures occur in the UK each year, many of which result in hospitalisation and surgery, according to the NHS. Similarly, the number of people who have knee surgery across the country can reach 70,000 annually.

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Gracewell and Sunrise care homes open their doors this Christmas

Loneliness among the elderly is a major problem, especially during the festive season. In fact, in the UK alone, an estimated 1 million people say over a month will pass before they speak to a family member, friend or neighbour. These people not only lack the support they need during difficult times, but they also don't have anyone to share special moments with, such as Christmas. This is why Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Heathcare homes are inviting older people in their local communities to join them on Christmas Day for company and a warm meal.

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3 Chocolate Treats to Get You In the Festive Spirit

If you love chocolate, the chances are you like to celebrate the festive season by indulging in your favourite chocolate treats. Make the most of this Christmas by getting yourself and your loved ones into the festive spirit with these delicious chocolate-infused desserts.

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4 Tips To Stay Physically Active With Dementia

Exercising regularly is one of the most effective ways to maintain both mental and physical health. Working out can drastically reduce people's risk of serious conditions like heart disease and diabetes. However, when individuals are affected by dementia, staying active can become increasingly difficult. 

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COPD: Problems With Breathing

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lung condition in which inflammation of the passageways blocks air from easily flowing into the body. The disease usually occurs later in life and currently affects more than 1 million people in the UK, accounting for an estimated 25,000 deaths every year, according to the Health and Safety Executive. World COPD Awareness Day, which took place this year on 18th November, is held annually as a day to recognise the number of people with the illness and ways in which it can be prevented.

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