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AUG 11/2016

Cambridge netball tournament raises funds for Macmillan

Recruitment Consultant Jodi Gipp organised a netball tournament in Cambridge in memory of a colleague. Find out more about the event which raised vital funds for Macmillan.

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MAY 17/2016

Our top mental health awareness quotes

For Mental Health Awareness Week this year, we are sharing our top quotes.

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MAY 16/2016

How to maintain mental health in the workplace

Work makes up a significant proportion of our lives. For many, it is a key source of stresses and successes, meaning it has the power to challenge us not only mentally and physically, but also emotionally. It is little surprise then, that work - and the workplace itself - can have a big impact on our mental health. This is especially the case in high-pressure roles like healthcare, where day-to-day situations are routinely emotionally challenging.

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MAY 16/2016

How relationships promote good mental health

Like eating well and getting plenty of exercise, relationships are one of the foundations of good mental health. Find out more about the impact they can have.

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MAY 16/2016

Mental Health Awareness Week: the story

Taking place each May, Mental Health Awareness Week is run by the Mental Health Foundation. This year's theme is relationships, and the vital role they play in maintaining mental wellbeing. Find out more about the history of Mental Health Awareness Week.

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MAY 13/2016

Meet one of our Dementia Friends Champions

The theme of Dementia Awareness week this year is to encourage people who are worried by dementia to confront their fears and address dementia directly. At Medacs Healthcare, we have organised a Dementia Friends session to raise awareness of the condition.

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MAY 13/2016

Top tips for caring for a person with dementia

There are approximately 700,000 informal carers taking care of their loved ones. Alzheimer’s Research UK has estimated that by 2017 there won’t be enough informal carers to look after older people who need care. Here are some top tips for care workers who help people with dementia live independently in their own homes.

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MAY 13/2016

The challenges of living with dementia

Each year 225,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with dementia, which is roughly one person every three minutes. A diagnosis doesn’t mean that an individual will immediately have to stop taking part in the activities they love but may mean having to do them in a different way. This blog describes some of the challenges they may face.

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MAY 13/2016

What is Dementia?

Dementia describes a range of symptoms which occur when a person’s brain is damaged by disease. Many illnesses can cause dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common. This blog gives an overview of the progressive condition that affects daily life.

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APR 18/2016

Parkinson’s and the impact on carers

For Parkinson’s Awareness Week, we are raising awareness of the condition and the impact it can have. This piece focuses on carers and the support they may need.

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