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Digital Health Care

Put the word digital in front of health and it can sound scary. Especially when the aim of medicine ought to be person centred care. But put them together to make person centred digital health care and the future is looking bright. Touchstone Life Care is a very early form of person centred digital health…

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No matter what you call it- an Advance Care Plan, Advance Care Directive, Management Plan, or a Living Will, all your clients aged 18 +  will benefit from a regularly updated Advance Care Plan. But how can you fit all that into your busy day? Your role should not be about filling in the forms….

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  Working as a doctor, I have seen first hand what happens when we don’t face up to our mortality. One night when I was on duty a 95 year old gentleman came into our hospital with the ‘flu. He had already decided, along with his GP to cease all his medications and prepare to…

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People with Dementia often “lose their swallow.”  This is not often known yet it causes aspiration pneumonia (things going down the wrong way) and is often the reason doctors give a  “Nil By Mouth” order.  There are however things you can do. Here Colleen Kerr talks about her wish for a Masterfood Challenge where the…

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