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How can you help your parent stay well for as long as possible and find their way through a complex health system?

What to do when a loved one passes away

Collaborative Post The difficulty of losing a loved one cannot be expressed in words. It is enough to say it is the worst thing you can experience. Unfortunately, it is also a time when much needs to be organised. You may want to shrink into your shell, but the realities of death require you to […]

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How to Make Your Home More Wheelchair Accessible

Collaborative Post If you’re moving house or you find you’re having to make your home wheelchair accessible, it’s important you’re doing absolutely everything you can. Although you may not be aware of all of the changes you need to make right away, there are a number of key things you should be doing as soon […]

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Here’s how to get help for incontinence

Collaborative Post The HARTMANN Direct team understand the difficulties faced by those who experience incontinence. It is easy to get sucked into a situation where you cope with the consequences and avoid the cause.  This reluctance to seek help may be a result of embarrassment. You may also have decided that it is a natural […]

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Are our elders suffering with secret anxiety?

Collaborative Post Sometimes it seems like anxiety is a young person’s game. We constantly hear of the terrible toll living in a constantly connected, always on digital world causes, of the uncertainty that younger generations face in their homes and careers, and about their body image crises and financial stresses. The older generation are much […]

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Making a Funeral Announcement for a Relative

Collaborative Post There is no easy way to approach organising a funeral for a loved one. Dealing with grief is hard. It can be physically and mentally draining and can leave you struggling to think clearly about things the way you normally would. But at the same time, there is a lot of pride in […]

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How to stop incontinence affecting your mentality

Collaborative Post At HARTMANN Direct, we are interested in understanding the impact of incontinence on the mind as well as the body. We are aware that issues of bladder and bowel control can be physically draining, especially for the elderly. However, what is less well addressed is the emotional impact of incontinence. The worry and […]

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How can an end of life doula help my family?

While doulas are becoming more well-known in the UK, they’re usually associated with the process of giving birth. Yet today there’s a growing band of end of life doulas, whose role it is to help people with life-limiting conditions and those they love to get the most out of the time they have left together. […]

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