What is Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative condition. It is caused by insufficient quantities of dopamine – a chemical in the brain. Dopamine enables quick, well-coordinated movement. When dopamine levels fall, movements become slow and awkward. Parkinson’s has both motor and non-motor symptoms, and while it cannot be cured it can be treated. As Parkinson’s is a

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Hearing loss in adults

Here are some symptoms of hearing loss: You frequently have to ask people to repeat themselves You have difficulty understanding speech in noisy places You turn up the volume on your TV or radio so loud that others complain You often misunderstand what is being said. To diagnose a hearing loss you need a professional

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Not Sitting Pretty

We are all conscious of the fact that today’s lifestyle means that we spend more of our working and leisure time sitting. We drive to and from work, work at a desk, drive a truck or taxi, sit at school. We drive home, sit to eat and then relax in front of the computer or

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Mental illness and/or addiction

Are you or your family affected by someone else’s mental illness or addiction? ABLE Southern Family Support is a free organisation that provides support, advocacy and education around mental illness and/or addiction. For enquiries phone 03 43 41130 Mental illness and/or addiction was last modified: June 7th, 2017 by admin

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Being prepared for a pandemic

Have a plan and be prepared in case you need to stay at home during a pandemic. Think about: working from home who could look after your extended family if they don’t live nearby (eg, who could deliver groceries or meals to sick family members) organising child care (eg, if your children need to stay

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