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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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3 Heart-Healthy Dessert Recipes

Factors like calories, sugar and fatty ingredients often make desserts the guilty-pleasure of most meals. However, consuming too many unhealthy ingredients on a regular basis can lead to a heightened risk of conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol. There are plenty of recipes that will give you all of the sweetness you want without the negative effects on your health.

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Gracewell of Hawley Opens New Lavender Garden

Gracewell care homes have marked the launch of a brand new logo and corporate colour scheme with a series of fun 'purple parties.' At the Hawley care home, residents began a new gardening project to coincide with the changes.

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3 Low-salt Meals To Prevent High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the biggest risk factors for serious diseases like heart disease and stroke. According to Blood Pressure UK, an estimated 16 million people in the UK have high blood pressure. Many of these individuals don't even know they have it because hypertension often doesn't come with any symptoms. A diet that's high in salt is one of the causes of high blood pressure, so it's beneficial to eat low-salt meals to reduce your risk.

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5 Tips For Caring For A Loved One With Dementia

More than 850,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with dementia. This includes 1 in 6 people over 80 years old, according to the Alzheimer's Society. As these figures are predicted to continue rapidly growing, the number of family members who need to support someone experiencing memory loss will grow as well. As November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, now is a good time for carers to focus on how to provide the best support possible for their loved ones with dementia.

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World Stroke Day: 4 Foods To Improve Heart Health

Stroke is responsible for putting a large number of people in the hospital every year. The NHS says that from 2012-2013, over 19,500 people in the UK were admitted to the hospital after having a stroke. As stroke has a number of avoidable risk factors, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can lower your chances of the condition.

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4 Key Steps To Physical And Mental Health

As people age, we become vulnerable to a range of physical and mental diseases, such as dementia and arthritis, that can make performing everyday activities challenging. Staying active and keeping our brains stimulated through social engagement and hobbies can reduce the risk of age-related diseases. 

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