May 19, 2016
A team from Oxford University has shown that immediate and continuing self-treatment in the weeks after experiencing the symptoms of a transient ischaemic attack, or 'warning' stroke, could reduce the risk by as much as 80 percent.
People who suffer TIAs or strokes are currently administered aspirin, but up until now the drug was only thought to reduce the subsequent risk by around 15 percent.
May 18, 2016
More than half of those seeking a diagnosis for dementia have delayed going to their GP by at least a year, according to a survey carried out by the Alzheimer's Society.
The charity says nearly two-thirds of people fear a diagnosis would mean their life is over.
But it says an early diagnosis can actually help people to live as well as possible.
May 17, 2016
Wandsworth & Westminster Mind are publicizing details of the new Wellbeing groups and courses as part of their Step 2 delivery through Talking Therapy & Wellbeing Services at Wandsworth & Westminster Mind.
Most are 6 weeks and aimed at people with Mild- moderate levels of anxiety or depression
May 10, 2016
A collection of news items, nuggets of information, and details of events and initiatives which will be of interest to older people.
May 03, 2016
Calling carers advocates for a North West London Pressure Ulcer Prevention Focus Group at Imperial College Health Partners.
They are looking for carers with an interest in preventing pressure ulcers for at risk clients cared for at home and care homes. You are the front line key advocates to help in the campaign to 'stop the pressure' and they need your voice.
April 29, 2016
RBKC Refugees Welcome Committee is offering training for those who want to mentor and befriend refugees arriving in Kensington & Chelsea.
Migrants Organise will be managing the training/support of volunteers for the council, so if you want to support Syrian refugees who have recently arrived into Kensington and Chelsea, this is your chance!
April 28, 2016
"Mindfulness uses techniques such as meditation to help people overcome depression REX Therapy based on the controversial concept of 'mindfulness' works as well as some anti-depressant drugs, according to a major new study.
April 21, 2016
Being lonely and socially isolated can increase a person's risk of heart disease or stroke, new research suggests.
The effect loneliness has on the heart is similar to that seen in people who suffer anxiety or have stressful jobs, experts found.
To ensure that social care continues to support vulnerable people, society as a whole must understand how social care works, recognise its value, understand the challenges it faces, and share the responsibility for driving the sector forward.
April 14, 2016
If you're aged 90 years or over and live in Westminster, join your Council for a tea party on Monday 13th June to celebrate The Queen's 90th birthday.
There are 50 spaces courtesy of Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill.