Tag Archives: Caring for the Elderly

Belong Warrington celebrates 1st birthday with 2040 time capsule

BELONG Warrington customers, staff and relatives joined together to bury a treasure-filled time capsule in celebration of one-year since the community care village first opened.
With a helping hand from Alicia White, representing the Warrington first division Brownies, the capsule was packed with staff and residents’ old photographs and mementoes, as well as objects significant to 2015, such as pictures of Queen Elizabeth II, now Britain’s longest serving monarch.
The Brownies also donated their unit badge, Dementia Friends badge and poems about what a Belong village stands for.
General manager Janine Curwell said: ‘It feels like only yesterday that we first opened our doors, yet the strong sense of community and vibrant village life we have here is remarkable."
Belong Warrington customers, staff, relatives and friends are pictured gathered in the village garden to watch the time capsule being buried, with the help of Alicia White from the Warrington 1st division Brownies.

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Castleoak wins a £15m worth of design contracts – Commerce

CASTLEOAK has won two design and build contracts worth £15m for new customer Retirement Villages Group Ltd.
Across two major developments, Castleoak will build 68 one-and two-bed retirement apartments for sale plus a new village centre.
The first contract win is to deliver 49 retirement living apartments, spread across four separate buildings to form phase two of Retirement Villages’ award-winning Charters Village in East Grinstead, West Sussex.
The second contract is at Elmbridge Village, Surrey, where Castleoak will deliver retirement living apartments and a new village centre.
The distinctive 1,400sqm village centre will include an auditorium, restaurant, library, bar and doctor’s surgery. Above, Castleoak will build 18 one-and two-bed apartments for sale.
Construction of both retirement village developments will complete in early 2016.

Source:Castleoak wins a £15m worth of design contracts – Commerce

Why you should never use the term 'the mentally ill'

Even subtle differences in how you refer to people with mental illness can affect levels of tolerance, a new study has found. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers found that participants showed less tolerance toward people who were referred to as “the mentally ill” when compared to those referred to as “people with mental illness.”

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Epilepsy drug could protect nerves from damage in MS

An epilepsy drug could lead to a new treatment that protects nerve damage in MS patients, according to research. Scientists have found that the anti-convulsant drug phenytoin protected neural tissue in patients with optic neuritis. Optic neuritis is a symptom of MS which causes the nerves carrying information between the eye to the brain to become inflamed and damaged.

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Study solves mystery of cell powerhouse's balance of calcium

A decades-long mystery of how the cell’s powerhouse, and its energy currency of calcium ion flow, is maintained under different physiological conditions has been solved. The team identified a novel regulatory mechanism that governs levels of calcium inside cells. Without this physiological mechanism, calcium levels can increase uncontrollably, contributing to a variety of neurodegenerative, metabolic, and cardiovascular diseases.

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Leadership: Key to quality care and retention among nurses

Nurses faced with abusive managers are more likely to quit. But a recent study finds that the opposite is also true — transformational leadership — a style of management in which employees are encouraged to work towards a collective goal within a supportive milieu, is linked to nurses’ well-being, and has positive impacts upon job retention.

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Broken bone may lead to widespread body pain, not just at the site of the fracture

Breaking a major bone may increase risk of widespread chronic body pain in later life, a new study has found. Researchers found that men and women who had a spine fracture and women who had a hip fracture were more than twice as likely to experience long term widespread pain as those who had not had a fracture.

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