Dec 14

Chores ‘Can Help Dementia Sufferers Maintain Their Identity’


If your partner is suffering from dementia, it’s important that you still allow them to be involved in the day-to-day tasks associated with running a home. This is the advice of Dr Gayle Madden, Admiral Nurse Professional and practice development facilitator, who offered some tips to couples who are dealing with a dementia diagnosis or […]

Nov 29

Big Companies Urged To Be More Inclusive


The minister for disabled people, health and work has called on big companies around the UK to reveal the numbers of disabled people they have on their payroll, with a new framework launched to encourage firms to report how many staff members have health conditions or disabilities. Sarah Newton has confirmed that there will be […]

Nov 14

Call Made For New Minister For Disabled Children & Families


The call has been issued for the appointment of a new minister for disabled children and families in order to ensure that those with disabled children can take advantage of more robust joined-up support. Charity Scope has launched its Now Is The Time campaign, calling on the government to lead the way on this issue, […]

Nov 01

AI Project Could Help Improve Care For Those With Mobility Issues


A project that plans to use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve care for people with mobility issues has been awarded £865,000 by Innovate UK. Digital Health revealed that the consortium led by Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems (CBAS) is behind the programme, which intends to develop a machine learning system that’s able to analyse the movements of […]

Oct 29

More Work Needed To Adapt UK Homes For Elderly Residents


Just seven per cent of the UK’s homes meet basic accessibility needs, a new report has revealed. Research conducted by the Centre for Ageing Better also pointed out that more than 90 per cent of people over the age of 65 live in mainstream housing, rather than specialist retirement properties, in the UK. As a […]

Oct 17

Passenger Assist App Launched By Network Rail


Network Rail has launched a new Passenger Assist app in partnership with four train companies – West Midlands Railway, Greater Anglia, London Northeastern Railway and South Western Railway – designed to be more accessible and inclusive. It’s intended to help make it easier for disabled people to travel, as well as less stressful and less […]

Sep 28

Do You Know What Exercises Can Ease Arthritis Symptoms?


If you suffer from arthritis you’ll know how painful and frustrating it can be. There are various types of arthritis, with different causes, but the most common in the UK is osteoarthritis. This is caused by a gradual wearing down of the cartilage in the joints, the Express explained, and the newspaper noted that there […]

Sep 18

Old Age Safety Net ‘Dangerously Weak’


Older people in the UK are being put at risk because the safety net we expect to be there once we reach a certain age has become dangerously weak, a new report from Age UK has now warned. Estimations from the charity show that there are almost half a million people over the age of […]

Sep 16

Have You Heard Of The Motability Scheme?


Those of you who’ve made the decision to renovate your home to adapt to your changing physical needs, such as by installing half height shower doors or similar, may also find that there comes a time when you need a bit of a helping hand outside the house as well. Luckily, there’s a Motability Scheme […]

Sep 11

Majority Of People Happy To Adapt Homes


It’s understandable that the majority of us want to stay in our own homes as we get older. Luckily, there is a range of modifications you can make should your mobility worsen as you age, and many people are happy to make these alterations if it means they don’t have to move. A survey by […]

Aug 13

How To Cope With Caregiver Fear


Have you heard of the term caregiver fear? It refers to the anxiety and worry a person can feel when they become a carer for a loved one. According to Drugwatch, one of the most common ways in which it manifests is through the caregiver asking themselves a lot of ‘what if’ questions. These questions […]

Jul 27

Arthritis Sufferers ‘Missing Out’ On Home Adaptations


If you’re suffering from something like arthritis, home adaptations such as bath lifts aren’t a luxury, they’re a necessity. The UK’s social care system does support a range of adaptations that can be carried out for arthritis sufferers, however, the majority of people haven’t been made aware of this, according to Home Care. According to […]