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Befriending help

Does anyone know of a trust worthy befriending service for an elderly person with dementia? I am worried about letting people into the house who havent been checked.

1211 views BusyAmanda, Sat, 18 Mar 2017


Trying for a baby

Hi I'm new here my partner and I are trying for a baby, I usually have heavy periods with clotting yet at the start of the month I had a fairly light one with no clots and have had another 3 weeks later a little heavier still with no clots, I was having pains which felt like menstrual pains inbetween these periods and my breasts have been tender and sore the whole way through. any ideas why?

1 reply , 2689 views shelly57, Herts Valley - Wed, 8 Feb 2017


New to PCOS

I've recently been diagnosed with PCOS. Started by me noticing mass weight gain. I've always been athletic build and 85kg 5ft10. I gained weight all of a sudden and could not work it off no matter how much I tried. So a visit to the doc was in order. They put me on a higher dosage pill to help control the hormones but in turn made me gain more weight! So now I'm massively depressed and insecure about myself as I've just broken the 100kg barrier I work out 2-5 times a week depending on...

1 reply , 1765 views Vasenna, Greensborough - Thu, 2 Feb 2017


Hip protectors

I have heard that some older people wear hip protectors so that if they fall they don't break their hip bone. Does anyone know about his and whether they work. Where can you get them?

1 reply , 2152 views CarerPenny, Herts - Sun, 22 Jan 2017


bypass graft or stents?

Hi, I have just had an angiogram as a couple of months ago, I started getting chest pains and shortness of breath whilst walking my dog. It turns out I have one branch off my left coronary artery completely blocked and two others 90% and one on my right coronary artery 95%. Needless to say, I am a bit shocked and quite frightened by this, I am only 40 years old, but I do have type 1 diabetes and lost my left leg 4 years ago. I was told at my angiogram that the most likely procedure will be a...

1 reply , 2816 views jon, Herts Valley - Wed, 18 Jan 2017


Dementia or just old age?

Recently I have noticed some changes in my father. Mixing up words and mixing up names of people in our family and his character has also changed, he flies off the handle, accuses me of doing things like stealing. He has also started writing lists when going to the shop just to buy a few things. am I making something out of nothing? is this normal as you get older? or shall I seek help for him?

2 replies , 2914 views Rose1, Herts Valley - Fri, 30 Dec 2016


Happy Christmas everyone

We are all prepared for Christmas including flashing novelty jumpers. Hope everyone has a happy and safe christmas and keep warm>

1431 views CarerPenny, Herts


Power walking

I live in the Aldenham area and want to start power walking. I am thinking of getting a trainer to take a group of 5-6 people twice a week. Do any women want to join me? If we share the cost of the trainer it shouldn't be more than £10 per person each time we go out.

1 reply , 1849 views JennyG



My doctor has asked me to start on this because my cholesterol is high. Is anybody on it and are you getting any problems on it? Not sure whether to take it.

2 replies , 2887 views BilliG, Fri, 18 Nov 2016


Robotic surgery for prostate cancer

I am trying to find out if anyone has had robotic surgery for prostate cancer and whether it was a success in regards to incontinence and erectile function. 

2229 views lee.g, Herts Valley - Mon, 14 Nov 2016

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