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Caring for the caregiver – Mental health support

It is only within the last year or so, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the spotlight on the healthcare sector, that people have gained a wider understanding of what carers and caregivers do. We know that even after this time, many people do not understand the full extent of what being a […]

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What Happens When You Have A Stroke: Common FAQs

It is important to educate yourself on stroke and the warning signs, whether or not you or a loved one have been directly affected by the condition. By simply reading this article, you will be more informed on what a stroke is and what to look out for, and therefore be more equipped to notice […]

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What You Need To Know About Vascular Dementia

Whether you, your loved one, or someone you care for have recently been diagnosed with vascular dementia, we know that it can be a particularly difficult time and you may have many unanswered questions about the condition. It could be that you don’t know much about the condition, or perhaps you want to know more […]

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Stroke and Dementia: What’s the link?

Both dementia and a stroke can significantly impact a person’s life, from the physical effects to the strain on your emotional wellbeing. Quite often, people are unfamiliar with the causes and impacts of dementia and strokes until they, or a loved one, have experienced them. There are numerous online resources which explain the link between […]

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End-of-life care at home: Being there and being kind

This article has been written especially for Helping Hands and comes from Judith Sixsmith’s work and research as Professor in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Dundee. About Judith Sixsmith Graduating in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Keele, Judith Sixsmith is currently a Professor of Health-Related Research in the School […]

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The relationship between music and dementia

This article was initially published on 09/07/18, and has been updated for accuracy on 06/04/21. Dementia can have a tremendous impact on the person living with it, but also their family and loved ones. There are many types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia, and the symptoms differ between each type. However, because dementia […]

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Social butterfly: Katie’s story

New Milton customer Katie Frampton is a social butterfly. She loves keeping busy with hobbies such as swimming and horse-riding, but due to the recent lockdowns, Katie has missed them. We spoke with Katie to find out about how she’s been keeping her socialite status with the help of her Helping Hands support workers… “I was introduced […]

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Aspiring actor and busy bee: Leo’s story

Twenty-year-old Leo Hayes is an aspiring actor from Wolverhampton. Leo is always on the move, travelling over to Coventry to go to Hereward College for his love of drama. Due to lockdown restrictions, we spoke virtually with Leo via video call with his lovely support worker Harriet Davies from Helping Hands. Leo always has a […]

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