Why don’t you try? : Find out how to help with their health
Read about their health conditions
If you know what their conditions are, you can research them to find out more. Use the NHS Health Conditions A to Z page to find the relevant conditions and read up about them.
If you think they are suffering from an undiagnosed condition, encourage or help them to make a GP appointment to get it checked out.
Book an NHS Health Check
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.
People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. An annual health check can improve people’s health by spotting problems earlier. If your loved one is disabled, consider contacting their GP to arrange an annual health check. Click here to find out more about annual health checks .
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
Identify what it is you are unsure about and speak to their GP this week or research the condition via the NHS website or a dedicated support website, Book an appointment with a member of the Bridgit Carer Coach team, Enquire and book a Carers Assessment with your Local Authority or Local Carers Service regarding support you need as a carer., Speak to your GP about speaking to a health trainer,
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