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Behind the scenes at The National

Rarely in the spotlight, the staff at The National Hospital do incredible work day in, day out. We managed to catch a few minutes with the very busy Matron Liz Davies to ask her about her role and how your support helps the patients she treats.

Liz, what does your role as Matron entail?
The Matrons’ role is to ensure that the care and overall experience patients and their carers receive is consistently the best possible. As well as overseeing the quality of care patients receive in our hospitals, we are available to hear about concerns or positive feedback. Read more

Top Tips from Tallulah

Hi, I’m Tallulah, Fundraising Co-ordinator at The National Brain Appeal and I last wrote a blog about our challenge events. It’s hard to believe that over a year has gone by – but it’s that time again. We’ve got some brilliant events coming up and if there are no places left, we always need volunteer cheerleaders…

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Team profile: Marcelle – head of fundraising

Over the coming months, we’ll be sitting down with members of the team to ask them about their role at the charity. Put faces to names and learn a little more about life at The National Brain Appeal. First up is Marcelle Johnson, Head of Fundraising and Communications. Read more

Being active and staying safe

It felt very shocking to hear just before New Year that Michael Schumacher was in a critical state in hospital. The man who raced over 200 miles per hour for a living had “severe brain trauma” following a skiing accident and though at the time of writing Schumacher’s  condition is being reported as steadier, the future remains uncertain.

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Lowering your risk of dementia and how to live with it

More and more people are living longer, but this also means that the number of people with dementia is increasing.

It is estimated that there are around 850,000 people suffering with dementia in the UK. This statistic roughly equates to around one in three people over the age of 65. Furthermore, it is estimated that by 2021, around 1 million people in the UK will have dementia and this figure will significantly increase to 2 million by 2051.

This blog post provides an overview of dementia as a disease, how to reduce your risk of developing it as you get older and, if you are affected, how to live with it.

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