Food for Thought

Clare Stevenson, Dysphagia Support Team Co-ordinator, Speech and Language Therapist, South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust, addresses dysphagia among the elderly population – and points out the proactive interventions which can help, such as devising a swallowing care plan. On Christmas day your patient is with their family; surrounded by paper hats; corny jokes [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:56:11+01:00November 18th, 2019|NIHR Nov 19|0 Comments

Diabetes: A Reality Check

Healthcare professionals may have an advanced understanding of diabetes meters, but how is this translating to the individuals they assist? A female patient with type 2 diabetes, Daisy, sheds light on her ongoing monitoring experience – including the meter’s ease of use, the importance of adherence, and how she has found incorporating the tool into [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:52:26+01:00November 18th, 2019|NIHR Nov 19|0 Comments

The Heart of the Matter

As one of the most common forms of abnormal heart rhythm, and a major cause of stroke, atrial fibrillation must be propelled to the frontlines of public concern. Help empower patients and provide them with a multi-faceted approach for both the management and prevention of the condition. What is Atrial Fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation, or AF, [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:48:12+01:00November 18th, 2019|NIHR Nov 19|0 Comments

Parkinson’s and Me

Adjusting to a Parkinson’s diagnosis can be a perplexing and overwhelming process, so it’s important to make the individual feel as supported as possible. Colin Cheesman shares his story – helping us to channel the patient’s journey, and the factors which have been impactful in managing his condition. ‘I’m sorry to spoil your evening, but [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:36:02+01:00November 18th, 2019|NIHR Nov 19|0 Comments

Parkinson’s: Breaking New Ground

NIHR rounds up some of the latest research for Parkinson’s – and how it’s striking hope and inspiration into our future management of the progressive neurological condition. This article was sourced from news stories highlighted by The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. Parkinson’s, Leprosy and Crohn’s Researchers at the University of Ottawa have announced a new discovery [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:29:06+01:00November 18th, 2019|NIHR Nov 19|0 Comments

No Sense of Shame

Despite significantly hampering the quality of life for millions of individuals, urinary incontinence frequently remains shrouded in secrecy and shame. Combat the confusion for those suffering, heighten your own knowledge, and help bring the condition out into the open, with NIHR’s snapshot of exciting research. The Sexual Health Impact One of the major negative effects [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:22:42+01:00November 18th, 2019|NIHR Nov 19|0 Comments

Holding on Hope

Conor McCafferty M.Sc. Reg. MBACP (accred), Chair of the Northern Ireland Suicide Strategy Implementation Body, takes a look at the region’s suicide incidence and why we must ensure that our current and future service provision is equipped with an effective approach to help those struggling. As therapists with Zest: Healing the Hurt for the past [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:16:25+01:00November 18th, 2019|NIHR Nov 19|0 Comments

A Sore Subject

Explore psoriatic arthritis through the expert eyes of Philip Helliwell, Professor of Clinical Rheumatology at the University of Leeds, and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist for the Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust, who talks to NIHR about the condition’s life-impacting potential for patients and why treatment must not be delayed. What fraction of the population are most likely [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:13:46+01:00November 18th, 2019|NIHR Nov 19|0 Comments

HIV: A New Dawn

As the social and medical environment of Northern Ireland continues to change, the sector’s HIV services must align with the diversifying needs of people living with HIV– particularly the ageing population. NIHR takes a look at the importance of promoting positive living for ageing individuals living with HIV – through the lenses and experiences of [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:09:51+01:00November 18th, 2019|NIHR Nov 19|0 Comments