2 stalk(s) uncooked broccoli, Chopped
1 head(s) (medium) uncooked cauliflower, Chopped
1/2 cup(s) sweet red pepper(s), Chopped
1/2 cup(s) green pepper(s), Chopped
1 large fresh tomato(es), chopped
1/2 large uncooked red onion(s), Chopped
1 item(s) (large) large canned ripe black olive(s), 1 cup chopped
1/2 cup(s) low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cup(s) fat free Ranch dressing (I changed the dressing to Ranch because I liked it better with Ranch.)
Blanch the broccoli and cauliflower and then chop add everything in a large bowl add the dressing and toss. Place in the frig for four (4) hours and serve.
One of the CCG's priorities will be "Diagnosis and care of people with dementia".
Also, the Kent Health and Wellbing Board says that "Those with dementia are assessed and treated earlier."
What does this all mean for dementia and sufferers?
The context for this blog is our gathering of responses to the questionnaire survey has just been completed. The last few results from patients are being "uploaded" by patient volunteers to the independent assessor's internet site for analysis.
Once the report is received we will be able to discuss them and formulate improvements for an "action plan". Some of the questions were about usage of the technologies by patients if certain technologies changes were to be available.
Given the context what electronic and/or telephone techologies might be used is entirely hypothetical and do not relate to any particular surgery. Here the following applies: a) "m-health" refers to health and care services based upon mobile and normal telephone technology;and b) e-health refers to computerised technology. (I suspect I need more knowledge to be entirely sure!!!)
- Electronic repeat prescribitions - I use this, having set it up with my pharmacist. I just informed her by form that I wanted to use the service. They do the electronic order with the surgery. From then I should be able to walk in to pick up my prescrition about aweek before it expires.
- Electronic appointments - I presume I'll need to use my computer and log into the surgery's website and look for a slot with my doctor or one of his colleages. [Will explore this more and come back if I need to.]
- Telephone consultations - I call in and book an appointment. Later the doctor calls back and we discuss the medical problem etc. If not available immediately, I suspect that Skype might be an obvious feature of this service. [Skype is a computer camera which the parties converse in real time in sight together.]
- Surgery website - a surgery website is probably available to patients of most surgeries, hospitals etc. One aspect is the web linkages which enable the patient to explore health and care matters.
- Texts - the surgery texts by mobile phone the patient (or carer) to remind her/him of an appointment.
- Alerts - the surgery alerts the patient (or carer) by email about an appointment.
I am still collecting information on these matters and would welcome examples not given above.
Several exist but they are not yet standard. Applications are mentioned below to increase awareness of their availability. [Please comment with more examples so that Dropby members become expert patients on m-Health, m-Care, etc.]
- Patient uses of a mobile phone held over a pacemaker embedded in his/her chest to send electronically a live monitoring message to the hospital centre for the annual checkup. [Patient avoids the need to visit the distant hospital.]
- From surgery or patient's home doctor uses electronic camera and/or personal computer or laptop etc to send photograph of skin condition to a consultant deratologist. Using skype the two can discuss condition if necessary. Diagnosis and treatment is made avilable more quickly.
I have deliberately used m- and e- because I treat them as being virtually the same (pun not really intended) but there may be a difference in usage which based on the underlying technology.
Keep healthy all!!
THIS IS NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS
Pass to all 55 yrs and older. Cardiovascular Exercise
The older we get the more important it is to incorporate exercise into our daily routine.
This is necessary to maintain cardiovascular health and maintain muscle mass.
Always consult your doctor before starting any exercise program!
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That's enough for the first day. Great job.
Have a glass of wine.
i just want to share one thing with people who may be suffering any sort of physical or mental health issue or issues.
I can feel really down but two programmes that make me giggle whatever are : would I lie to you and the Sarah Millican Show.
lets share the things that amuse us whatever as it could really help someone to deal with a very difficult day and bring a few smiles that we think are not possible xxxxx
Members who have attended have found the chatrooms very interesting and useful.
You can catch up with the transcripts under Files or you can find them as blogs. Please use the search facility at the top of the left hand column and search Naturally Healthy.
We have decided to change the format and hope to produce 6 videos or podcasts about Naturally Healthy topics so members can watch and listen to them at any time.
Firstly we need to agree 6 topics for six short films, so please put your suggestions in the comments area below. There are several ideas mentioned in the January transcript. Are any of these of interest to you?
I need help with this project.
If you have an interest in food and healthy diets and would like to be involved in the preparation of questions and the interviewing and recording, please let me know.
Do we have a script writer or film director out there, or someone who would like to get involved? No experience necessary just a sense of fun.