Help with long term health conditions

We help and support people with disabilities and long term health conditions here at The Disability Resource Centre.

Read our useful articles, guides and tips to many health conditions…

See our new guide to dementia

Read about dementia and its different forms, diagnostic tests for detecting it early on, available treatments and prevention methods against it. We have included some links to local support groups and organisations for carers in the Milton Keynes, Luton and Bedfordshire area…

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Anxiety: 9 questions to help spot the type of your anxiety

When you experience anxiety, it’s difficult to know exactly what’s wrong. Read how to spot the type of your anxiety and get help for it more quickly. Our article includes links to mental health support services across Luton, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Bedfordshire…

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10 ways to support someone with epilepsy

There are many things you can do as a friend, partner or family member of someone who has been diagnosed with epilepsy. These actions not only help that individual cope but also support them physically, mentally, and emotionally. Read 10 ways you can help a loved one manage their epilepsy …

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Caring for someone with atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common type of irregular heartbeat. It can cause a rapid or irregular heartbeat and make your pulse feel uneven. Caring for someone with atrial fibrillation is not easy, but it can be rewarding as well. Read all about the ways to care for someone with arial fibrillation…

Stroke support: How to find help and support after having a stroke

Every year, thousands of people in the UK have a stroke. Recovery is different for each person, but with help and support from friends and family as well as specialist services, it’s possible to manage after having a stroke. There are many social activities that can help you get back into your usual routine and meet people who understand what you are going through. Here is some advice on where to find help and support after having a stroke…

10 tips for managing type 2 diabetes

Having type 2 diabetes means your body isn’t producing enough insulin (or able to use the insulin that is produced) or can’t respond properly to insulin. Follow these 10 tips for managing this chronic condition effectively.

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