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  • How a Parkinson's Wristband Can Help Someone With Parkinson's Disease

    Getting a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease can be a frightening time for both the person being diagnosed and the people in their family who help to care for them. Parkinson's is a life changing disease that progresses in different ways for each individual. A lot of sufferers find their condition affects them in different ways on a day to day basis.

    Many who are diagnosed with Parkinson's are able to stay independent after their diagnosis, although they will often need to adapt how they do some activities. For family members and other loved ones, it can be hard to find the balance between giving them the freedom of continuing to enjoy their life as much as possible and keeping them safe at all times.

    By having your loved one wear a Parkinson's wristband you can put your mind at ease as they go about their day to day life, safe in the knowledge that if they have a medical emergency, there is a medical aid in place that will alert first responders and passers by to their condition.

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  • Gluten Allergy Wristband - Ensure Your Child’s Dietary Needs Are Met

    A gluten allergy wristband can help children who suffer from coeliac disease avoid gluten. With this serious food allergy, it is so important that people are made aware that your child requires a special diet in order to avoid the pain and suffering that comes from consuming the wrong foods.

    Many pre-schgluten allergy wristband, coeliacools recommend children wear a gluten allergy wristband or gluten allergy bracelet stating that they have severe reactions to wheat, oats, barley and rye, as often the children in their care are unable to speak for themselves in regards to their condition. A properly labeled medical id band helps to prove that you are not just been an overprotective parent and that your child has a genuine medical condition which requires a specialised diet.

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  • Meet Happy Tummies! The Food Allergies Store!

    allergy, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, allergiesHappy Tummies is an online shop for families affected by food allergies and food intolerances.

    Lisa Munro and her husband Chris decided to start Happy Tummies for this suffering from allergies about three and half years ago. The inspiration came from Alex, their son who has multiple food allergies and eosinophilic oesophagitis. They were tired of wasting their weekends driving from store to store trying to find safe foods that their son could eat, and like! It became even harder once Lisa's baking got better, trying to find various gluten free flours was an absolute nightmare.

    Not only that, Alex felt as if he was missing out because his foods looked different to everyone else’s. At the time, he was about six years old, and it meant a lot to him to have snacks and treats that were similar to his friends, especially when they went to parties.

    So began Happy Tummies. At Happy Tummies, there is a broad range of yummy gluten, wheat free, dairy free, nut free, egg free and soy free products so no one needs to feel like they’re missing out. There are also special items during Christmas and Easter like dairy and nut free Advent calendars and Easter eggs.

    In addition, all ingredients in a product are listed in the product description, and they've taken the time to take photos of nutrition panels so it is easily accessible.

    Orders are dispatched every day of the week so you won't have to wait long at all! Take the stress out of shopping for family members with food allergies or intolerances and give Happy Tummies a try!

    Lisa and Chris have also organised a special FREE gift for all Mediband users. It’s a baking chart where they have converted 98 foods from cup measures to weights. With allergy free baking the more accurate you are, the better your results will be. In addition, there’s also a special little offer when you download your chart so keep an eye out for that!

    You can get your chart here: Stay safe!

     

  • Emergency ID - For Those at Risk of Dementia

    The common perception of dementia only beginning to affect people in the latter stages of their life has been disproved by recent research. A study, published in the science journal, Neurology, has uncovered the existence of a gene that may predispose people to many forms of dementia (including Alzheimer’s Disease) from as young as three years old.

    Researchers from Yale, Hawaii, and Harvard universities have combined to discover that those with the APOEe4 gene mutation have a heightened chance of developing dementia later in life by a factor of fifteen. They tend to score less well on memory and cognitive tests with the areas of the brain most affected by Alzheimer’s Disease — such as the hippocampus — reduced by as much as 22 percent.Emergency ID - For Those at Risk of Dementia / Mediband Blog

    The research has been described as a breakthrough in dementia as it helps identify those who are more likely to contract the disease and will help target treatment towards reversing the problems associated with the gene mutation. The researchers claim that children identified with the gene may now be given early education assistance. For these children, there will be a focus on monitoring health and an increase in daily exercise to mitigate the effects of dementia-related diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer’s, which is the most common form of dementia.

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  • How to Make Your Healthcare Wishes Known

    If you’re like most people, then you would want to make the most of the time you have on this earth. If you fall ill with an incurable disease, you may not want to lie in a hospital bed hooked up to beeping monitors and tubes, just waiting to die. Instead, you want to spend your last days in the presence of loved ones in the comfort of your own home with all our healthcare wishes respected.

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    Louise J. did just that. After a full life helping others as a union leader and peace activist, Louise received a diagnosis of metastatic cancer after chemotherapy failed to stop an aggressive liver tumour. Though some family members begged the 90-year-old matriarch to undergo more chemotherapy, she decided that she didn’t want to deal with any more doctors. Instead, she wanted to take her first trip out of the country to see a little bit of the world she had worked so hard to save.

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