Being informed is key to managing the stress of caring or arranging care for a loved one. Our collection of booklets and brochures can guide you and your family to understand the care needs of your loved ones and plan accordingly.
Diabetes is characterized by either the lack of insulin or the inability of the body to properly make use of the insulin it produces. Common diabetes symptoms include extreme hunger and thirst, blurry vision, numbness in hands and feet and increased skin dryness and itchiness.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a group of inflammatory diseases affecting the lungs which cause airflow obstruction and difficulty in breathing. COPD symptoms can include chronic cough and wheezing, frequent respiratory infections, fatigue, over production of phlegm and sputum, unexplained weight loss and feelings of lightheadedness and dizziness throughout the day.
Incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine or bowel movements. Incontinence symptoms can include frequent urination, inability to hold urine or stool, sudden bedwetting and urine leakage while coughing. It can, over time, become a very bothersome and embarrassing problem for those affected.
Coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease, is a condition where plaque progressively builds up in arteries and restricts adequate blood flow to the heart muscles. Coronary Artery Disease symptoms can include increased chest tightness, pressure and pain, in addition to pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen and back, and palpitations and fatigue.
A stroke is a condition in which a blood vessel that carries oxygen to the brain is either blocked by a clot or ruptured, leading to the damage and death of both brain cells and or brain tissue. Stroke warning signs include facial drooping, arm weakness , speech difficulty and sudden vision loss.
Cancer is a disease in which certain, abnormal cells begin to divide uncontrollably, invading nearby tissues and spreading to other parts of the body. Cancer symptoms can include sudden and unexplained weight loss, skin changes, blood in urine and stool and enlarged lymph nodes.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive, degenerative disease that affects the nervous system. It is typically characterized by reduced motor function and cognitive ability. Parkinson's symptoms can include tremors in fingers, hands and chin, insomnia and fatigue, handwriting changes and rigidness of the face.
Dementia is a general decline in the cognitive function of the brain caused by various disorders. It is not a normal part of ageing. Dementia symptoms (and Alzheimer's symptoms) can include difficulty with concentration, spatial and temporal confusion, memory loss, mood changes, struggling with conversations, and withdrawal from social interactions.