Blog: Who Can Help?
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You are more than 6 times more likely to be seriously disabled than die, following an injury or illness The article that follows is a personal story, illustrating how the unexpected can suddenly happen and turn everyone’s life upside down. Injuries and illnesses can...read more
Diabetes in a nutshell: the difference between high and low blood sugar - (Hyperglycaemia and Hypoglycaemia), what is diabetes and how to recognise there might be a problem. First Aid tips and advice for anyone with Diabetes and those who care for them. Going away...read more
The National Fire Chiefs Council is working with local fire and rescue services to highlight the importance of fire detection in the home. Alarms can’t prevent fires but they do provide an early warning of fire, buying you valuable time to get out of the house. Even...read more
Emma Hammett recently spoke at one of Age UK London’s mini Conferences. The topic was about keeping older people safe and she was speaking alongside Ashley Martin from RoSPA. The event was a total sell-out, with a full waiting list too and the audience was fabulous....read more
Call an ambulance if a casualty has hit their head and is suffering from any of the following: They are unconsciousness Experiencing abnormal breathing Have an obvious serious wound or suspected skull fracture They are bleeding or clear fluid from the nose, ear or...read more
Falls are a major cause of older people needing to be admitted to hospital and it can have a major impact on their confidence and future mobility. Older people frequently fracture their hips due a fall and this may result in them losing their independence and needing...read more
Avoiding poisoning and how to help if affected A poison is any substance (a solid, liquid, or gas) which can cause damage if it enters the body in sufficient quantities. A poison can be swallowed, breathed in, absorbed through the skin or injected. Some poisons cause...read more
Scams and Fraud – the Cruel Crime Hidden Behind Closed Doors Last year fraudsters scammed nearly 49,000 older people across the UK at roughly the rate of six reports per hour. Although a growing number of victims of these scams are having the courage to come forward...read more
Asthma - in the elderly. As you get older you can find your asthma changes over time. You may have more asthma symptoms or develop new asthma triggers. You can find your asthma medicine isn't working as well, or you experience more side-effects from it. Older people...read more
Choking According to recent figures, an average of 68 care home residents die every year from choking-related medical problems in England and Wales. The elderly can be susceptible to choking due to a number of factors: eating too fast, trying to swallow large...read more