Prior to exploring the functional changes that accompany a diagnosis of diabetes, it is wise to understand what diabetes is, to explain the different types that exist, and what can cause this disease.
Diabetes is a disease of the body that occurs when one’s blood glucose (commonly called blood sugar) is elevated. As the main source of energy in our body, blood glucose is extracted from the food we eat and is used to power our brain and body throughout the day. Continue reading “Diabetes and diabetic pathophysiology”
The care profession relies on staff that can communicate effectively; as a team and more importantly one to one with their patients. In our current series of articles we discuss techniques that can help care workers further develop their communication skills through a series of short posts. Today our focus is on building patient rapport. Continue reading “Building patient rapport – effective communication”
Self-harming is the act of an individual committing harm on themselves. It is typically a cry for help and can affect anyone at any age. There is no stereotypical profile for a self-harmer so care workers need to understand the warning signs in order to deduce whether someone is engaging in self harming behaviours. This article highlights some of the common self-harming signs and triggers that care workers may come across. Continue reading “Self-harming signs and triggers | Online Care Courses”
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). This framework sets out the principles of data management in regards to the rights of the individual and covers all companies that deal with data of EU citizens. The GDPR will come into effect across the EU on May 25, 2018. This article discusses potential implications of GDPR for care homes and care professionals. Continue reading “GDPR for care homes | GDPR Health and Social Care”
With 850,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the UK, and a significant number of the rest of the aging population suffering from dementia from other causes, it is likely that many families will find themselves trying to make the home safe for individuals with dementia. The following is a list of proactive steps you can take as a caregiver regarding home safety for Dementia and Alzheimer sufferers. Continue reading “Home Safety for Dementia and Alzheimer Sufferers”