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July 31, 2015

How to manage your weight and live a healthier life

It seems like every other day the media are reporting on the obesity ‘epidemic’, and telling us how overweight and unhealthy the UK is becoming. Statistically speaking, obesity figures are actually lower than what was predicted, so we’re heading in the right direction, but let’s not ignore the fact that being overweight is usually not a healthy state to be in. In this post we’re going to look at what obesity is, the impact it has on a person’s health, and what the individual can do to help themselves. Continue reading →

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  • July 1, 2015

    Autism and sleep disorders

    Many children experience problems with sleeping, but for those with autism getting a good night’s sleep may prove particularly difficult. If your child has an autistic spectrum disorder and has difficulties with sleeping it will likely be affecting the whole family, so what can you do about it? First of all you need to understand why your autistic child struggles with sleep, then you can move onto looking for a solution to their sleep problems Continue reading →

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  • June 24, 2015

    How sensory sensitivity affects behaviour in those with autism

    Autism is a lifelong spectrum condition that affects how the person communicates with, and relates to, other people, and how they make sense of the world around them. All people with autism will share certain difficulties, but there are also many differences. Some people with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) may be able to live relatively independently, while others may require lifetime specialist support. Continue reading →

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  • June 23, 2015

    Disabled at School [Infographic]

    A disability can have a hugely significant effect on a child’s experience at school. Many disabled adults describe their experience at school as an ultimately negative one. There are several reasons why those affected by a disability might have a negative experience at school. This includes a lack of awareness among staff and other children; negative attitudes towards disabled pupils...

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  • May 20, 2015

    How to help someone with autism cope with sensory difficulties

    We all know about the five key senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell, but balance, and body awareness are also senses that the central nervous system processes to help us make sense of the world around us. Many people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience difficulties in processing the sensory information that we all encounter every day, like sights, sounds, and smells. Continue reading →

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  • May 15, 2015

    Living with Dignity and Disability

    When you think about a disabled person you may picture someone in a wheelchair. In fact, less than eight per cent of disabled people actually require a wheelchair. Many disabilities are invisible, but that doesn't make them any less significant. Whether you were born with your disability, or acquired it later in life due to an accident or illness, every person...

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  • May 13, 2015

    The implications of early onset dementia

    It is a common assumption that dementia is an illness that affects only the elderly. However, recent research into the illness has actually found that more than twice as many people in the UK under the age of 65 have dementia than was previously believed. It is estimated that there are around 42,000 people under the age of 65 who are suffering from early onset dementia. This figure includes several thousand people in their 40s, and more than 700 people in their 30s. Continue reading →

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  • May 12, 2015

    15 Most Inspirational Personal Autism Blogs of 2015

        If you’re looking for inspirational, educational and emotive blogs surrounding autism, you've come to the right place. Here we present the 15 most inspirational personal autism blogs of 2015. As you know, there’s no shortage of high-quality personal lifestyle blogs, especially those documenting the journey of a loved one who is on the autistic spectrum. But we decided to separate...

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  • May 6, 2015

    The importance of colour and contrast in dementia

    Many of the 840,000 people in the UK and Republic of Ireland who are living with dementia will experience difficulties with their sight and perception as a result of their condition and the natural ageing process. Difficulties with sight and perception can cause people to misinterpret the world around them, further fuelling the confusion and isolation they’re already feeling. The use of different colours, particularly those that contrast, has been proven to make life a little easier for Alzheimer’s patients. Continue reading →

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  • April 29, 2015

    5 fun activities to do with Alzheimer’s patients

    Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a range of symptoms associated with the decline of memory and other core mental functions, including communication and language, the ability to focus and pay attention, visual perception, and reasoning and judgement. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for between 60 and 80 percent of all dementia cases, with the other types of dementia including vascular dementia, Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and Huntington’s disease, among others. Continue reading →

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