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Keep up to date with the latest news and events concerning the adult cp hub community.

Covid-19 – Clinical Frailty Score not to be used in adults with cerebral palsy

NICE guidance states that on admission to hospital, all adults should be assessed for frailty, irrespective of COVID‑19 status. The Clinical Frailty Scale should not be used in younger people, people with stable long-term disabilities (for example, cerebral palsy), learning disabilities or autism. An individualised assessment is recommended in all cases where the CFS is not appropriate.

Hygiene for Hemi Hand and Equipment

Advice from our physio, Miriam Creeger.

We need to be thoughtful about not only people who have a hemi hand but also the equipment they depend on.

Coronavirus and Cerebral Palsy – Managing Anxiety

We know lots of people in our community are worried about Cerebral Palsy and COVID-19. Our priority remains supporting adults living with Cerebral Palsy.

There are a lot of questions we all have about the next few weeks which none of us can answer. This is creating a lot of Anxiety for many people, so we thought we would take the bull by the horns and get to understand anxiety a bit more so we could possibly recognise it in ourselves or our families and have some techniques in our tool box to try out.

Social isolation linked to higher levels of inflammation

This is a very real issue for adults living with Cerebral Palsy.

Being lonely or socially isolated can negatively affect your wellbeing. There is even research showing that it increase the risk of illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, dementia and depression.