Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Regarding Carers- Caring for those with Mental Disabilities

Anyone caring for a loved one at home suffering from a mental disability knows that whatever mental problem the patient has their moods can fluctuate and their and actions can be disruptive and sometimes extremely difficult to cope with.
Nurses are required to have a degree in their nursing profession yet thousands of carers who have full time responsibility caring at home for their loved ones who have a mental illness are at a loss having neither a degree in mental nursing nor an adequate means test regarding the patient’s behavioural problem. Although this can be difficult to assess individually because behaviour can vary dramatically in individual cases there is no excuse to ignore any individual suffering from mental illness or carer who needs help.

Due to cost cutting in the UK those with only the severest physical disabilities can receive help at home, it is now imperative that those who are mentally ill are given a fair assessment, and their carers given the consideration they deserve, does the NHS think that they are going to conveniently disappear, or are these carers many who are elderly going to be expected to get a degree and work up to 24 hours a day till they drop.

Dementia affects the frontal lobes of the brain and can cause severe personality problems it is a mental illness and should be treated as such even though the patient maybe physically capable in other ways. Much more attention must be given to all those who are mentally ill and those who care for them at home; whoever wins in the forthcoming election in the UK this must be one of the first priorities.

Millions of pounds earmarked to give Britain’s unsung army of carers vital short-term breaks is being plundered by the NHS to plug holes in health budgets, a shocking 80 percent of a 50 million pound package has been creamed off by primary care trusts before it reaches hard pressed carers who work round the clock to help loved ones to stay at home.

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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Quantum Evolution (Kindness and Compassion)

I can think of no better aim than to encourage and develop much needed compassion and wisdom for all races and cultures in our world today.

Music and art are a great healing experience and the Quantum Evolution website offers the opportunity to find out how wonderful this can be, an inspiring website who also support The Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom a non-profit organisation whose aim is helping children, youth and adults of all cultures and traditions to develop their innate capacity to be kind and wise, and contribute to peace in the world.

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