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Archive for the ‘Neurological Injuries’ Category

26 Mar

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a degenerative neuromuscular disorder which affects around 1 to 2 out of every 100 000[i] people worldwide. It affects the nerves which send messages between the brain and the muscles, causing progressive muscle weakness. SMA does not affect a person’s brain function or their ability to learn and understand, but […]

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duchenne muscular dystrophy

25 Feb

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

One condition that can mean a person develops complex care needs is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy? Muscular dystrophy is an umbrella term that encompasses a range of conditions, all of which have certain common features. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, or DMD is the most common form of muscular dystrophy. It mainly […]

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22 Jan

Can Spinal Cord Injuries Affect the Brain?

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) classically affect function – movement, control and sensation – of all parts of the body which use the nerves at and below the level of injury. This means that, although the brain’s communication with some parts of the body may be permanently and partially or completely obstructed, there is not necessarily […]

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diagnosis of Huntington's disease

24 Dec

Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease, sometimes called Huntington’s Chorea or just Huntington’s, is a genetic disorder which affects the brain. The name ‘Huntington’s Chorea’ describes the kind of involuntary fidgety movements people with Huntington’s disease experience. Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease, which means that it causes gradual degradation to the nerve processes of the brain. Huntington’s causes […]

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17 Feb

Long Term Care for Clients with Brain Injury

The key to getting home and staying home after a brain injury is effective rehabilitation, good planning, and a bespoke team of carers and professionals to meet your ongoing care needs. The brain is incredibly complex, and the results of any injury to the brain can range from mild changes to catastrophic, life-changing events. Brain […]

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statutory funding - funding neuro care

31 Dec

Funding for Spinal Injury and Neurological Care and Support

What are the different types of funding available for spinal injury and neurological care, and what’s the best way to get funding? Spinal injury, neurological rehab and ongoing care and support are extremely specialist, complex and multi-faceted. No two people are the same, and everyone has their own priorities and their own ways of living […]

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01 Jul

Reflection on Tracheostomy Care Course

The two day Tracheostomy Care course was excellent! Maureen, Theresa, Paula and I have definitely learnt something new.   Leading on from Maureen’s introduction on what the course was about; it was very interesting and we had the opportunity to take part in scenario workshops and simulation and of course the wonderful lectures.   It was very […]

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21 Jun

Chronic Disease Study Day Reflections

The RCNi Chronic Disease Study Day that I attended on 19th June in Birmingham was very interesting. Here are some of the things that I have taken away with me from the day; Diabetes It is very scary to think that over 4.7 million people have diabetes and that there are over 1 million people […]

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11 Mar

Huntington’s Disease

TCC supports individuals with Huntington’s Disease and are developing relationships with the Huntington’s Disease Association (HAD) https://www.hda.org.uk/huntingtons-disease). An Overview of Huntington’s Disease It is estimated that some 8,000 individuals in the UK display the symptoms of the disease but a further 32,000 carry the faulty gene. Huntington’s disease is an illness caused by a faulty […]

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20 Dec

Introducing the #MDBloggersCrew

Muscular Dystrophy is a “hereditary condition marked by progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles.” The purpose of today’s article is to introduce you all to a group of individual disabled bloggers, who have teamed up in order to share their personal stories and promote a positive outlook on life. The “MD Bloggers Crew” aim […]

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