Pancreatic cancer affects around 8,000 people every year and is commonly found in older people over 60. Even though it is the ninth most common cancer in the UK, there are still a lot of people who aren’t aware of its existence, the dangers it poses or the symptoms to look out for. November is … Read morePancreatic cancer – raising awareness
Before planning a trip you probably always have that thought in the back of your mind: “What kind of travel insurance do I need for this trip – and how much will it cost me?” If there were such a thing as a simple answer to this question, then we’d all have the same kinds … Read moreBalancing the cost of medical travel insurance with the cover provided
Dementia does not form part of the natural growing old process as it is caused by diseases of the brain and the most common being Alzheimer’s. I think most people would believe that dementia is an older person’s illness, when in fact younger people in their 40’s and 50’s can also be affected. According to … Read moreCould My Memory Loss be Dementia?
If you have recently been diagnosed with a male cancer or just finished a course of treatment a holiday may be just what you need. Here at Free Spirit we believe having a male cancer shouldn’t stop you from travelling abroad and experiencing new holiday destinations however, you may need to consider where you go, … Read moreTravelling abroad with a male cancer
In April this year I wrote about the male cancer awareness week that was run by Orchid Fighting Male Cancer however, this month see’s the UK’s first national campaign Blue September. This campaign is to raise awareness of all male cancers including prostate, penile and testicular to name a few. It is still a shocking … Read moreBlue September is a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about all male cancers.
What is fibromyalgia? The name fibromyalgia comes from three words: ‘fibro’ is a Latin word, meaning fibrous tissues such as tendons and ligaments ‘my’ is a Greek word, meaning muscles ‘algia’ is also a Greek word, meaning pain Fibromyalgia is a long term chronic condition which causes many symptoms but mainly widespread pain within all … Read moreLiving with Fibromyalgia
More senior people than ever before are leaving the comfort of their arm chair and finding out that age really doesn’t matter when it comes to travelling abroad and seeking out new holiday destinations. Today sees more retired people travelling around the world and discovering new places to visit and for longer periods of time. … Read moreTravel tips for the senior traveller
After reading a recent article in The Mirror newspaper and watching recent episodes of Coronation Street involving the character Hayley Cropper, this has highlighted what a serious disease pancreatic cancer is. For many people that have recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer it must come as a great shock and some people could even be … Read moreLiving with Pancreatic Cancer
So we all know how important it is to arrange that peace of mind travel insurance especially when travelling to Europe to supplement our EHIC and further afield, but what about your home, who is looking after that? At the same time as booking your holiday, start to think about your home security. Burglars don’t … Read moreWhen you go on holiday how secure have you left your home?
Make sure your cabin bag travels with you The majority of people taking flights abroad would prefer to keep their cabin bag with them – and not have to put it in the hold on busy flights, where overhead locker space is limited. easyJet has recently announced that anyone travelling after the 2nd July will … Read moreChanges to cabin baggage allowance – Better pack light!