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Dementia: Lifestyle changes that could lower your risk

Nearly everyone can lower their risk of dementia, even if it runs in the family, by living a healthy lifestyle, research suggests. The study of nearly 200,000 people showed the risk fell by up to a third. The team at the University of Exeter said the results were exciting, empowering and showed people were not … Continue reading Dementia: Lifestyle changes that could lower your risk

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Why are STIs on the rise in older people?

Whilst STIs are on the rise in virtually every age group in the UK, there is a notable upwards trend in older people. Changing attitudes to sex and relationships and more casual sex among older age groups is contributing to a sexual health crisis. A recent report from Public Health England made the case for better sexual … Continue reading Why are STIs on the rise in older people?

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CASCADE: the launch of Harmony House

The CASCADE Model promotes a holistic, person-centred approach for people living with dementia to maximise independence and quality of life. Harmony House promises to provide guests with personally tailored support that meets their individual needs, whatever they might be. Our guesthouse will be run by highly-trained staff who are committed to making even the shortest of … Continue reading CASCADE: the launch of Harmony House

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Perinatal mental health issues: PATH & NHS

Our Interreg 2Seas PATH project is working to raise awareness of, destigmatise and prevent perinatal mental health issues. Up to one in five women will experience a mental health problem in pregnancy, or the first year after birth, with up to three to five per cent experiencing a serious psychiatric disorder.  As part of the … Continue reading Perinatal mental health issues: PATH & NHS

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Should we be renaming NCDs?

In honour of this week’s 2nd Global Week for Action on NCDs C3 Collaborating for Health have a quick survey for you and could use your expertise. As you may know, there has been ongoing debate about the need to rename non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Why a new name? The term NCDs has been criticised for being outdated, not descriptive … Continue reading Should we be renaming NCDs?

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TICC: Latest news

Our Interreg 2Seas TICC (Transforming Integrated Care in the Community) project is working to create systemic change in health & social care, providing services that are better suited to our ageing population by addressing their holistic needs. This is being tested via the implementation of the Buurtzorg integrated care at home model which consists of … Continue reading TICC: Latest news

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ENSURE: Vulnerable People – Everybody counts

Social exclusion is defined as a: “process through which individuals or groups are wholly or partially excluded from full participation in the society in which they live” (European Foundation, 1995). Across the 2Seas region health/social care providers have become aware of a growing number of socially excluded vulnerable people whose needs are not recognized/met by … Continue reading ENSURE: Vulnerable People – Everybody counts

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PATH’s launch in Southampton with a Teddy Bears Picnic

Our EU-funded Interreg 2Seas PATH project, focusing on perinatal mental health, was launched on the 27th of August in Southampton. The project’s mascot in Southampton, Peri the PATH bear, was on hand to welcome families in the area to a Teddy Bears Picnic in order to raise awareness of and destigmatise perinatal mental health issues. … Continue reading PATH’s launch in Southampton with a Teddy Bears Picnic

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The Second Global Week for Action on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) 2-8 September

As we get closer to the Second Global Week for Action on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) 2-8 September 2019, the NCD Alliance invites you to start sharing your plans for the week through enoughncds.com. The Week for Action on NCDs will harness the strengths of the NCD community and momentum toward the UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) … Continue reading The Second Global Week for Action on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) 2-8 September

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Meet the first European country to legalise cannabis: Luxembourg

Calling on its EU neighbours to relax their drug laws, Luxembourg’s health minister confirmed plans to become the first European country to legalise cannabis production and consumption. Residents over the age of 18 are expected to be able to buy cannabis for recreational use legally within two years. Nevertheless, the state will regulate production and … Continue reading Meet the first European country to legalise cannabis: Luxembourg

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