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We use the term ‘advocacy’ to describe what a member of the community (an ‘advocate’) is doing when they provide support to a person who may feel vulnerable, isolated or disempowered.
"Ageing" is a relative concept; we are all ageing every second. "Old age" can be similarly hard to define, given that people age at different rates, and with different effects.
Anxiety is a type of fear usually associated with the thought of a threat or something going wrong in the future, but can also arise from something happening right now. Around 1 in 6 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem like anxiety each year, a figure which has steadily increased over the past 20 years.
Asperger syndrome is part of the autistic spectrum. Having an autistic spectrum disorder means that someone has difficulties in the areas of social interaction, communication and imagination.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a learning difficulty caused by a neurobehavioural disorder, and is the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children.