Persuading Parents to Accept Help – How to Persuade Your Parents to Accept In-Home-Care

12 January 2017
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As your parents grow older, it's only natural that normal day to day life will become more of a struggle for them. They'll no longer be able to manage their homes and routines as effectively as they once did, and they'll be more prone to accidents and forgetfulness. Naturally, you'll want to ensure that they receive the help and care that they need on a daily basis.  If you yourself are now a parent and running your own household while working in a full-time job, there it is unlikely that you can provide the care they need on your own no matter how much you want to. Read More 

How to Detect a Hearing Problem in Your Baby

11 January 2017
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Can your baby hear clearly? It can be difficult to tell, as babies don't yet understand language and can't reply when you speak to them. However, there are some simple tests you can do to identify a hearing problem in your infant. If your baby shows any of the signs of a hearing problem described here, consult a hearing specialist to get them the help they need. Does Your Baby React Normally to Sounds? Read More 

First Aid for a Broken Collar Bone

3 January 2017
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A very common injury that occurs in many sports and also as a result of trips and falls is a fractured collar bone. The collar bone is the thin bone that runs from the shoulder to the top of the sternum (breast bone). When someone falls, it's an automatic reaction to put the arm out to break the impact of the fall. This sends a shock wave up the arm to the collar bone, which takes the full force of the impact and often breaks as a result. Read More 

6 Guidlines to Help Promote Effective Communication in Dementia Sufferers

31 December 2016
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For dementia sufferers, simply communicating with others on a daily basis can be an insurmountable obstacle. As cognitive function declines, there are more and more barriers and stumbling blocks that must be conquered to perform even the simplest of tasks. So it's no surprise that attempting to communicate with others, be it family, friends or carers, can end in frustration, or even aggression and violence. If your loved one or relative suffers from dementia, use these six guidelines to help encourage effective communication and reduce frustration. Read More 

Treating Myofascial Pain Syndrome With Massage

29 December 2016
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Remedial massage differs from massage for relaxation, such as aromatherapy massage, as it is undertaken with the intention of treating muscle injuries and pain. The underlying principle in remedial massage is that your body's soft tissue responds to touch, and when the correct hands-on techniques are employed, healing can take place without the need for prescription drugs. An Overview Of Myofascial Pain Syndrome Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic condition caused by excess strain on your muscle tissue. Read More