As the elderly population is increasing, the number of people needing care is set to nearly treble globally by 2050. This increase in elderly care means that the traditional system of informal care by family, friends and the community will need much greater support.
World Cancer Day
-Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Every year on the 4th February a truly global event takes place, World Cancer dayunites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It gives everyone the chance to raise their collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconception about the disease. The awareness day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by improving education about the disease and to press governments and individuals across the world to take action.
-Monday, November 18, 2013
On November 21st health professionals across Europe will come together to share the best practices for avoiding and treating pressure ulcers. This is an important day in the health care community as the impact of pressure ulcers upon patients and their families can be both traumatic and life changing.
High Risk Fall Solutions
-Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Falls are on the increase. More and more reports are now found online surrounding the issues of patient falls within the NHS. Falls and fractures are common and a serious problem effecting older people. Hospitals around the UK are receiving high fall risk patients as a result of this. It is reported that between the 1st October and 30th September 2012 there was 209,000 occurred falls in UK hospitals. The estimated cost on the NHS due to fall related injuries is estimated at £2.3 billion per year. (NICE, 2013). As well as the cost on the NHS, falls cause additional suffering for the patient, not only do they experience cuts and bruises, but it can lead to serious injuries such as hip fractures or head injuries which can cause death.
Within the human body, the brain is the most complex organ and probably the mostcomplex creation present on this universe. The human brain with its extreme complexity acts like a storage device which holds safely a person’s most cherished memories. The brain also influences a person’s personality and human consciousness which gives someone emotion, passion and motions in life. It is a command centre for the central nervous system as the brain serves human beings with ample physical and cognitive abilities. These are just a few vital roles that the human brain performs but there are many facts that are less known by people with a fully functional brain…