Category Archives: Practical Advice

Practical advice for practical people

Physical Exercise (For Example Cycling) May Boost the Immune System (BBC News / Aging Cell / NHS England)

Summary Research indicates that physical activity improves the effectiveness of the body’s immune system, even in the elderly. “Being sedentary goes against evolution because humans are designed to be physically active”. Steve Harridge, King’s College London. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Further Information on Reducing Loneliness and Social Isolation (SCIE / Renaisi / BBC News / NIHR / Lancet)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)’s “SCIE Highlights No.3” briefing covers possible interventions to reduce loneliness and social isolation, and examines examples of good practice from the commissioning perspective. Full Text Link Reference Tackling loneliness and social isolation. the role of commissioners. … Continue reading

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Innovations in Health and Care: Spreading the Benefits (SCIE / King’s Fund / BBC News)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)’s Future of Care Briefing Number 6, which tackles Innovative models of health, care and support for adults covers the spread of innovation from small-scale models of health, social care and support for … Continue reading

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Dementia Assessment and Improvement Framework (NHS Improvement)

The Dementia Assessment and Improvement Framework supports ongoing quality improvement towards the provision of “outstanding care” for people living with dementia during their stay in acute, community or mental health settings. There are eight constituent framework standards: Diagnosis. Person-centred care. … Continue reading

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Under-Claimed SMI Council Tax Discount? (BBC News / MoneySavingExpert)

Summary People diagnosed as severely mentally impaired (SMI) should by rights be exempt from paying council tax, with the result that two-person households often qualify for a 25% discount on council tax. Persons with a severe mental impairment living alone … Continue reading

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Maintaining Strength for Healthier Ageing (BBC News / NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has warned that perhaps one quarter of over-65s don’t do sufficient strength exercises to maintain general physical fitness and help avoid the risk of falls. Conducting strength exercises can be an integral part … Continue reading

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Tackling Physical Inactivity in Middle Age (BBC News / NHS Choices / PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has discovered that people’s activity levels tend to reduce from the age of 40 onwards. Generally, people in the UK are 20% less active now than in the 1960s. “A PHE survey found that 41% … Continue reading

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