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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
19th December 2016

Eating at least 20 grams of nuts a day could help to reduce conditions like cancer and heart disease. A new review that looked at a number of previous studies on the benefits of eating nuts has found that they could be beneficial in reducing the risk of experiencing certain serious health conditions.  The study performed by Imperial College London found that eating the equivalent of a handful of...

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
17th December 2016

Drinking a glass of wine a day could help to protect against the most common form of stroke. A new study has found that consuming up to three units of alcohol a day may help to cut the chances of suffering an ischaemic stroke, which is the most common form of the illness.  Ischaemic stroke is when a blood clot stops the blood supply, which is what happens in around 85 per cent of all stroke cases...

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
19th August 2016

Stroke is a serious and life-threatening illness that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off, and it is a condition feared by many. As it can be extremely serious, the NHS released its ‘Act F.A.S.T.’ campaign present in order to make the public aware of the symptoms. It can affect anyone at any age but the elderly have a higher risk of being affected. By the age of 75, one...

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
7th July 2016

Although precise figures about the prevalence of diabetes in care homes are difficult to establish, with a high population of elderly people in residential homes, diabetes care is often something that has to be considered. A new study, carried out by the University of Leeds, found that people with diabetes are much more vulnerable to heart attacks. By looking at a pool of 700,000 patients who had...

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
28th June 2016

Research from Stanford University School of Medicine has indicated that injecting stem cells after a stroke could help to restore movement in patients. The study looked at inserting modified, human, adult stem cells directly into the brains of chronic stroke patients who had suffered a stroke between six months and three years before the injections started. The team found that more than three-...

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
26th April 2016

Nutrition is an important part of elderly care, as it can have a significant impact on older people's health and general wellbeing. A new study has suggested a way that diet could help to improve cardiac health in older people. The research, published in the European Heart Journal, found that a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods was linked to a lower risk of heart attack and...

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
20th April 2016

New figures have shown that the number of people who have diabetes has significantly risen in recent years. The data, published in the Lancet journal, reveals that diabetes now affects 422 million people around the world, according to 2014's records. This is a significant increase from the 108 million measured in 1980 and experts say it shows that the condition is becoming a major problem in low...

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
30th March 2016

Maintaining independence and leading a fulfilling life can become more of a challenge as people get older, especially if they become isolated at home or sustain an injury. This can be far more complicated if the person has a disability that affects their ability to perform everyday tasks. One of the biggest causes of disability in adults is strokes. However, spotting the very early signs that...

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
21st March 2016

Strokes are one of the leading causes of disability among adults, and elderly people who experience them often need the support of a comprehensive care home team. However, new research could help people who are struggling to regain full movement of their body after such a trauma. A team at the University of Oxford looked at 24 volunteers who had experienced a stroke at least six months ago and...

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
29th February 2016

A new report, compiled by a number of MPs, has said that health services for people with neurological conditions need improving. It revealed that although there are more than four million people living with a neurological condition in England, only a small number of these have a care plan in place. The Public Accounts Committee, which is made up of representatives from the House of Commons,...

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