In today’s blog we will be looking at the benefits of how and why therapy animals can work as support within our every day lives. We can all attest to the mood lifting and stress relieving benefits of having an animal within our lives. With our lives getting incredibly busy, you can’t help to smile … Continue reading Therapy Animals – How and why they work as support
Like most siblings, my brother and I fought, bugged each other but we also stood by each other, supported and encouraged each other. What makes our relationship unique, is my brother has a learning disability and lives with mental illness. He is very emotional and sensitive. My brother was about a year or two when … Continue reading What Is It Like to Support a Sibling With a Mental Illness
It breaks my heart when I see or hear of people saying this to people who struggle with mental illness.
It’s not about statistics and all of that. There’s a person. A human. A soul behind this person who is struggling. You could be helping to save a life. Do you get that?
When a person gets a diagnosis of dementia it will have a big emotional impact on the person and the carer and their family. Having a care plan is important.
As most of us know, the largest organ in the human body is our skin. It covers the entirety of our body, composed of 3 layers; the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis (being ordered from superifical to deep). Because skin is the largest organ, it's exposed to a lot in our surrounding environment. The integumentary system serves three … Continue reading How to protect your skin from cancer
With an ever changing society in which we live in and the dynamics of the family unity as we know it to be, we are continually changing and evolving on a daily basis. We only have to look at our Grandparents or Forbears to see that this has been going on for decades even centuries, … Continue reading How can I help a Family member when I don’t live nearby?
Above all respect the patient’s needs, whatever they may be.