Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week: Preventing Diabetes Complications

MAC Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week

As we observe Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week, it’s crucial to shine a spotlight on one of the most prevalent yet often overlooked complications of diabetes: diabetic neuropathy. While preventing diabetes itself is vital, understanding and actively preventing its complications, like diabetic neuropathy, is equally essential for a healthier and more fulfilling life. What is […]

Early Signs of Dementia: The Importance of Early Intervention

Early Signs of Dementia

1Dementia is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It affects memories, cognitive abilities, and independence. While there is currently no cure for dementia, early intervention can significantly slow down its progression and improve the quality of life for those affected. Recognising the early signs of dementia is crucial in facilitating timely intervention and […]

Tips to Help Loved Ones Open Up During Mental Health Awareness Week

Supporting a Loved One with Depression

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place between the 13th and 19th May, we want to use this opportunity to delve deeper into the hidden struggles that often lie beneath the surface. Many living with depression often mask their symptoms, evading detection, even by those closest to them. But by fostering open communication and creating spaces […]

How Poor Sleep Fuels Mental Health Struggles

How Poor Sleep Fuels Mental Health Struggles Blog

In the realm of mental health, factors such as stress, genetics, and difficult life events are usually at the forefront as major factors in the onset and exacerbation of phycological conditions. However, one overlooked risk factor wields significant power: poor sleep. With Mental Health Awareness Week upon us, we want to increase understanding of the […]

Dementia Action Week: Hearing Loss and Dementia

MARC Dementia Action Week

This Dementia Action Week, we’re raising awareness of the relationship between hearing loss and dementia. While they may appear unrelated at first glance, emerging research is revealing a profound interplay between the two, emphasising the critical role of early medical intervention in safeguarding cognitive health. How widespread is hearing loss? Hearing loss, often brushed off […]

Understanding Sundowning Dementia

MARC - Understanding Sundowning

As afternoon turns into evening, something may shift within those living with dementia; the once familiar environment can transform into a realm of confusion, agitation, and anxiety. This phenomenon, known as sundowning, presents a formidable challenge for individuals with dementia and their caregivers alike. With Dementia Action Week upon us, it’s crucial to raise awareness […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: Nurturing Mental Health

MAC Mental Health Awareness Week Blog

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re shining a light on the difference between the broader concept of mental health and specific mental health conditions. Mental Health Awareness Week provides us with an opportune moment to explore this distinction and delve into strategies for fostering positive mental wellbeing. What is the difference between Mental Health and […]

The Therapeutic Power of Gardening for Mental Health

National Gardening Week Blog

In a world where stress and anxiety often seem to be at the forefront of people’s lives, finding solace in nature has never been more important. With National Gardening Week upon us, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the therapeutic benefits of gardening, particularly its profound impact on mental health, specifically depression. What is Depression? […]

Snoring: Underlying Health Conditions and Seeking Medical Support

Sleep Lab - National Stop Snoring Week

During National Stop Snoring Week, it is a crucial time to turn our attention to something that affects millions of individuals worldwide: snoring. While snoring may seem like a mere annoyance, it can be indicative of underlying health conditions that warrant attention. It’s estimated that there around 15 million people in the UK who snore […]

National DNA Day: Is Osteoarthritis Genetic?

National DNA Day Blog

As we celebrate National DNA Day, a day dedicated to commemorating the discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, it’s fitting to explore the intricate relationship between genetics and health. Among the myriad of medical conditions influenced by genetic factors, osteoarthritis stands out as […]