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What is cholesterol?

17 Dec 2018

It is a fatty substance necessary for the functioning of the body. It is part of the membrane of our cells and necessary to produce some vitamins, hormones and bile acids.We acquired it with the intake of some foods, but our body also creates it. For that reason, when cholesterol levels rise above normal values, deposits […]

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Just one hour a week of social interaction helps dementia patients

27 Nov 2018

Have you considered Universal Care Services to care for your loved ones during these cold winter months? Click here to read more and call us to find care in your area 024 7637 1197.

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All About Allergies

20 Aug 2018

Allergies – what should we know? What is an allergy? Allergies are hypersensitivity reactions to particles or substances (allergens) which, if inhaled, ingested or touched, produce various symptoms. The predominant allergens in our environment are pollens – which cause hay fever – and dust mites, followed by drugs and food. Currently, between 30% and 40% of the […]

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The importance of exercise as you get older

02 Aug 2018

Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older. Many adults aged 65 and overspend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group. They’re paying a high price for their inactivity, with higher rates of falls, obesity, […]

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Is passive smoking harmful?

31 May 2018

Yes. Breathing in someone else’s cigarette smoke (passive smoking or secondhand smoking) can increase your risk of cancer and other health problems. It is also particularly harmful for children. Smoke stays in the air When someone smokes a cigarette, the smoke from the burning tip is released into the air. So is the smoke they […]

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Got an idea this Mother’s Day for a mother or grandmother with dementia?

09 Mar 2018

If your mother or grandmother has dementia, here are a few ways to celebrate Mother’s Day with a bittersweet experience, from movies and baking to reminiscing over photos from the past. Whatever you choose to do, we wish you a lovely day. For whilst you can remember all the lovely things she’s done for you over […]

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