Apr 24

Significant Breakthrough In Dementia Treatment


Scientists at the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) have made a significant breakthrough that could lead to effective treatment for dementia patients. The organisation revealed that a team of researchers has identified two drugs – one of which is already licensed for use in humans – that block a major pathway that leads to brain […]

Apr 20

Japan Developing Mobility Aiding Robots For Elderly


Here in the UK, we can help our elderly people maintain their mobility by altering their homes, installing the likes of disability baths so that they can keep living their lives to the fullest. However, in Japan, they’re going one step further to keep their ageing population on the move, by inventing robots to aid mobility […]

Apr 13

Driverless Cars ‘Will Improve Lives’ Of Those With Mobility Issues


People with mobility issues could benefit from the roll-out of driverless cars, with six in ten saying that they expect these connected vehicles to improve their quality of life. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) study found that six out of every ten people in the UK will see their lives transformed by […]

Apr 10

Adapting ‘Key’ To Living With Dementia


When you are diagnosed with dementia life can seem to get more difficult, and for many people it’s a scary time where they worry about what will happen next. One dementia sufferer, who writes a blog about her experiences, recently wrote an article for the Yorkshire Post explaining that adapting to life with dementia is […]

Apr 03

New Arthritis Drug Offer Hopes For Sufferers


As you grow older, you often need more help than you used to with everyday tasks, but with modern technology, from bath lifts to stair lifts, you can get back your independence around the home. While there are plenty of various ailments and illnesses that can lead you to needing a bath lift, rheumatoid arthritis […]

Mar 31

Care Homes Could Cost ‘Half House Price’


With the cost of care homes ever increasing, could the better solution be to modify your home with easy access showers and baths for elderly relatives? Royal London carried out a research study across the area of south Derbyshire and Burton, finding that even just a short stay in a care home for the elderly […]

Mar 28

Premier League Football Clubs ‘Failing’ Disabled Fans


Premier League football clubs around the UK don’t appear to cater adequately for disabled fans. New research from learning disability charity Mencap reveals that just seven clubs in the league have fully accessible toilets in their stadiums. The Toilet League Table, as it has been dubbed, ranks the number of Changing Places facilities in stadiums, […]

Mar 13

6 Best Essential Oils For Pain Relief


If you’re suffering from arthritis you might be interested in the best easy access baths and showers, to make mobility around bath time a little easier. For those who do suffer, you may be as interested as us to discover the best essential botanical oils you can use to help relieve the pain of arthritis […]

Mar 09

Obesity Linked To Arthritis


A new study conducted in Canada has found that obesity could be linked to a higher rate of arthritis, which could also explain why a higher number of younger people are suffering from the painful condition. The Express reported on the research, which was conducted by scientists at the University of Toronto, who examined data […]

Feb 21

How To Make Your Home Disability Friendly


There may come a time in the future where you have to adapt your house to make it more disability friendly. Perhaps your circumstances have changed, perhaps an elderly relative is coming to live you, perhaps one of your children has an accident. There are countless reasons why you might need to do this later […]

Feb 16

‘Sector Champions’ To Represent Disabled Consumers


Disabled consumers in the UK are set to be given a new voice, through the appointment of 11 sector champions. The Department for Work and Pensions has launched the initiative to make businesses more accountable to those with disabilities. The sectors covered under this scheme are retail, music, leisure, tourism, hotels, media, advertising, airports, buses, […]

Feb 13

Disabled Access To Train Toilets Set To Be Improved


Access to toilets on trains and in stations around the UK for disabled people is currently being improved, as part of the government’s Access for All programme that has thus far seen more than 150 stations upgraded in a bid to remove barriers to independent travel – which has included installing ramps, lifts and new […]