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Meeting the physical challenges of later years

Why you should opt for an electric wheelchair over a manual wheelchair

Collaborative Post For those facing the choice between electric wheelchairs and manual wheelchairs, the decision can seem mind-boggling at times. But when the facts are laid out, the advantages of using a power chair are obvious. While manual chairs do have some plus points, they are vastly outweighed by the pros of their electric cousins. That […]

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Tips to help the elderly access the toilet at night

Collaborative post Help in the dark hours is important, as the night time is more of a struggle for the elderly than the day. A common issue as people get older is nocturia. This is when the body still needs us to go to the toilet regularly, even when asleep. Regular toilet-going means more than […]

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Making sure the elderly don’t lose their independence

Collaborative Post Unfortunately, one of the sad aspects about getting older is that we can start to rely more and more on other people to help us get around in our day-to-day lives. There are, however, ways that people with limited mobility can maintain their independence, taking some of the weight off those who care […]

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Footwear choices for older people

Feet and the way people walk change as they get older. Some find their balance and mobility are impaired. So is there advice for everyone to help them stay comfortable and stable (as well as looking good!) in later life? We posed some questions we hear regularly to footwear retailer Brantano for their expert advice. […]

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When a loved one loses their sight

Blindness is something that affects the whole family. When a loved one loses their sight the effects can be devastating for everyone involved, making the need for specialist support to help everyone overcome the challenges faced absolutely vital. Currently in the UK, 1.8 million people are living with sight loss in the UK, and 1.4 […]

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