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Norwich people with a zest for life

 

Norwich people with a zest for life

Shaun Lowthorpe Monday, March 28, 2011
12:48 PM

 Picture of Margaret Hudson, a parachuting grandmother, to go with an EDP Sunday feature about the growing number of older folk who are doing these sky dives for fun or charity

Picture of Margaret Hudson, a parachuting grandmother, to go with an EDP Sunday feature about the growing number of older folk who are doing these sky dives for fun or charity. Photo: Angela Sharpe Copy: Steve Snelling For: EDP Sunday Archant pics © 2008 (01603) 772434

Are you older, but still active? Do you think you have got something to offer, whether it is helping to keep an eye on your neighbours, talking to someone who may be feeling lonely or helping out with somebody’s shopping?

Then Age UK Norwich and Age UK Norfolk wants to hear from you.

Today sees the launch of a new campaign to celebrate age in later life.

Please join us for Silly Sock Day 2011!

Carers and everyone please join us for Silly Sock Day 2011!

On Friday 1st April we are asking for people to wear their brightest, craziest socks to work or school in return for a small donation to Autism Anglia!

World Autism Awareness Day takes place the following day, when people all over the world will unite to raise awareness of autism.

To join in the fun, simply wear your silliest socks on 1st April, donate as little as £1 and help your local autism charity continue providing essential services across the region.

This is Alex. He used to find it difficult going to the shops, because busy places with lots of people would cause him distress.

Autism Anglia’s Family Support team helped Alex by providing his family with advice and practical solutions. As a result, Alex can now cope better with busy places and is able to enjoy going out with his family.

Latest University research on dementia and strokes.

Dementia risk is higher in people with both stroke and irregular heartbeat, reveals latest University research
Edited by Andy Porter > editor@wellbeingnorfolk.co.uk
Stroke patients who also suffer from an irregular heartbeat are at double the risk of developing dementia, according to a new study by the University of East Anglia [UEA].

Published in the journal Neurology, the findings show that stroke survivors with an irregular heartbeat – or atrial fibrillation – are 2.4 times more likely to develop dementia than stroke survivors without the heart condition.
The researchers analysed 15 studies with more than 45,000 participants and an average age of 72. They compared patients with and without atrial fibrillation, and followed–up to determine which developed dementia over time. Around a quarter of patients with both stroke and atrial fibrillation were subsequently found to have developed dementia.

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