What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis, more commonly known as MS, is a disease suffered by around 100,000 people in the UK, with 5000 new diagnoses each year.

That equates to 1 in every 600 people in the UK suffering from the disease.

It ranges from mild cases to being totally debilitating and disabling. This article outlines the symptoms, treatment, and causes of MS, as well as offering some advice on how to live with the condition.

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What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is the name given to a variety of life-long conditions that affect some 1 in every 400 children, with approximately 1700 new cases each year.

Some people with the condition can live for many years comparatively unhindered, whereas more serious cases can massively reduce a victim’s life expectancy and quality of life.

Cerebral palsy has been getting much more attention as of late, with greater amounts of charity work being seen and more investment being put into providing care for victims and to work towards treatments.

This article will give an overview of the causes, symptoms, and possible treatment possibilities for cerebral palsy.

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Care Worker Skills

Care worker skills are gained through experience, training and most of all hard work. Yet to date, care workers, no matter how experienced, qualified or committed they may be are still undervalued by our society.

Care work is a sub-class of work that incorporates all assignments that lead to the support, care and administration of others. It is frequently (incorrectly) separated from skilled professions when listed as career choices due to the driving factors behind such a choice. For example Care workers do not tend to be driven by remuneration, more by their preference to support others in need.  The truth though, is quite the reverse.  Care Workers tend to be highly skilled individuals.

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Manual Handling of Patients

In the healthcare assistance industry, professionals may have to come across varying kinds of patients. Some are physically disabled and other mentally. Both situations can cause limitations in the extent of the patients’ mobility. On the other hand, there are situations where the patients are not exactly disabled but may need help moving around to reduce stress. This article covers the basics in relation to the manual handling of patients.

 

Manually handling of patients
Manual handling of patients

Moving and handling the patient is not always with supports like wheelchairs, walkers or sticks. In many cases, the healthcare assistant has to manually handle the patient. This may involve lifting, moving, turning, and more. It is not an easy task. While many may think that is a mere inconvenience but professional and passionate healthcare assistants hardly think about it. They know it is their job and they are kind enough to support a fellow human.

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