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Apr 18

Britain’s Pain Hotspots Revealed

Matthew

When you suffer from joint, back or neck pain, then everyday tasks can be a real problem – meaning installing an easy access shower could make a huge difference to your day to day life. You may have examined all the reasons why you suffer such pain, but have you ever considered that your location […]

Apr 17

Number Of Carers Of The Elderly ‘To Jump To 6.6m By 2023’

Matthew

There could be as many as four million people caring for an elderly loved one up to eight hours a week in the UK, with this figure set to grow to 6.6 million in the next five years. This is according to a survey by home insurance provider Neos, reported in the Daily Express, which […]

Apr 04

Sport England Launches Campaign To Keep Elderly Active

Matthew

More elderly people might start improving their health, strength, flexibility and activity levels due to a campaign Sport England has launched to help the over-55s stay fit for longer. The group has unveiled its Active Ageing fund to encourage elderly people to get moving, so they can prevent illness till later in life. The Telegraph […]

Mar 26

‘Don’t Put Style Before Safety’ In the Home

Matthew

Many people might put off having a walk-in shower bath installed because they are worried it might not look good in their home, but these days there is plenty of choice to suit all tastes. There is no excuse to put style before safety, which US website The Daily Commercial says is responsible for many […]

Mar 21

Many Dementia Patients Wait Years For Diagnosis

Matthew

There is a huge disparity between the care of dementia sufferers around the country, with people in some areas having to wait years to be given a diagnosis. The Alzheimer’s Society revealed research that looked at dementia detection across England and found many GPs are reluctant to give elderly people a label and, therefore, fail […]

Mar 01

Advice On Exercise For Arthritis Sufferers

Matthew

Arthritis can be a debilitating condition that can make it difficult to do even basic daily tasks when it becomes severe. However, doing certain exercise can help alleviate symptoms and make it easier to live an independent life for longer. The Express has highlighted advice about the best exercise to do if you suffer from […]

Feb 23

Advice On Designing Accessible Bathrooms Offered

Matthew

If you’re considering carrying out a bathroom redesign this year, there are a number of elements you should think about to ensure it’s future-proof. Among them is to ensure that it’s an accessible space. An article in the Telegraph has offered some suggestions on how best to go about this without compromising on style. One […]

Feb 15

MPs Call For Govt To Address Elderly Housing Problems

Matthew

More help should be given to elderly people in the UK so they can adapt their homes to suit their changing needs and reduce the number moving into residential care, MPs have urged in a new report. The Communities and Local Government Committee’s Housing For Older People document highlighted the problems faced by the ageing […]

Feb 10

British Red Cross Criticises Elderly Care

Matthew

Small walk in baths are just some of the many ways in which people can maintain more independence at home as they get older. This is important for many people, and can actually benefit the mental health of some too. It is also not a great time to be entering social care as the NHS […]

Feb 05

Politicians Ignore Stagnating Life Expectancy

Matthew

As people get older, it’s important to look into how to meet the lifestyle and healthcare needs as we get older – and disability baths are just one way to go about doing this. Despite measures such as this, politicians in the UK government’s health department have been criticised for failing to target the stagnating […]

Jan 29

Council Hoping To Boost Use Of Assistive Tech By Elderly

Matthew

We all understand that as we get older we may need to make modifications to our homes to help us stay safe and live independent lives. That might involve having things like easy access showers installed in our bathrooms, but now one council in the UK is running a scheme to try and get more elderly […]

Jan 26

Advice To Make Your Home Safe For Someone With Alzheimer’s

Matthew

If you are getting ready to take on the role of caring for a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, there are a number of steps you should consider to ensure your home is a safe environment for them. Channel3000 has offered some advice on what to prioritise and how to decide where to […]

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