National Heart Foundation of Australia 2003). People with a chronic disease may seek ways to reduce their suffering by using both conventional treatment and complementary therapies. Foot reflexology, one of the complementary therapies, is chosen for patients with chronic diseases as a means of improving their quality of life (Hodgson 2000; Milligan et al 2002). This literature review aimed to investigate what is known from previous studies relating to the relationship between hypertension or hyperlipidaemia
initiating action and also in disruptions in control of movement and muscles. For most people the onset of Alzheimers disease is gradual and the progression slow and regular. Symptoms will gradually become more severe over time due to increased damage within brain cells. Vascular Dementia The most common form of Vascular dementia is multi-infarct dementia which follows a series of strokes, or infarcts, when a loss of blood flow damages specific areas of the brain. The stroke may be ‘silent’, being so
This pack provides you with background information on Independent Advocacy and offers you opportunity to expand your underpinning knowledge of advocacy and the advocacy role. The pack also includes a number of exercises which you can complete and use within your portfolio of evidence. None of the exercises are compulsory and you are not required to complete the questions however we do recommend you take the time to reflect on your practice as this will ensure you get the most from the qualification.