Arthritis: Carry On Living!!!!!

Arthritis is much more than just the aches and pains of getting older and it can affect people at any age – around two thirds of people with a form of arthritis are under the age of 65. There are more than 100 different diseases and conditions that come within the group of musculoskeletal disorders…

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Preventing Dementia

Most of us start worrying about dementia after retirement – and that may be a little too late. Experts say that if you really want to ward off dementia, you need to start taking care of your brain in your 30s and 40s – or even earlier “More and more research is suggesting that lifestyle…

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What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that weakens and thins the bones until they are fragile and can break easily, often following a small bump or fall. It can affect all bones in your body, but more commonly in the wrist, hip and spine. Our bones stop growing by the age of 16-18, however bone density…

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Life story work: why not adult social care?

Working with an older person to help make sense of their life has real value but is conspicuous by its absence in adults’ services, says Matt Bee. Life story work is a big part of social work with children in the care system. In adoption, there’s actually a requirement in statutory guidance to complete this…

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