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Posted: Jul 21, 2014 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Retirement

A study conducted in 2013 for the Greater London Authority found that many older people who were patients at hospitals in less affluent parts of London such as Lewisham and Southwark, were malnourished when they were admitted to hospital. This has prompted calls to make London a zero hunger city. The increased reliance on food banks in the capital is mirrored in cities up and down the country, with many older people forced to rely on food banks to supplement the food they can afford to buy.

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Posted: Feb 11, 2014 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Health

You are not alone in the fight against cellulite. This skin problem affect millions of men and women around the world and the search for the best solution is still under research. Since cellulite is caused by several factors (genetic, hormones, diet, lifestyle, etc) using multi approach is the best way to solve this ugly skin problem. Here are treatments you can do at home or in a clinic that can minimise the appearance of cottage cheese.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2014 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Elderly Care

A global report has suggested that Dementia cases are set to treble in the UK by 2051. The number of people living with dementia in the UK is set to treble by 2051, according to a new analysis. Currently there are 800,000 people living with the disease in the UK but it reach 1.5 million in less than 30 years time. Alzheimer’s Disease International says 44 million people live with the disease worldwide, but that figure will increase to 135 million by 2050.

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Dementia cases set to treble in the UK by 2051

Posted: Feb 10, 2014 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Elderly Care

Usually, the terms ‘technology’ and ‘elderly’ don’t mix. While some members of the older generation have got to grips with the likes of smartphones and sending emails, it’s still the younger generation who lead the way in terms of technology use and purchases. That being said, there have been major developments in the manufacturer of both technology that is accessible to pensioners, and technology specifically designed to appeal to those struggling with health or mobility issues as they get older – commonly known as ‘nanotechnology’. Some of these inventions have proved so beneficial amongst the elderly and disabled that many have claimed the technology has given the chance for a ‘normal’ life.

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Three examples of life-changing technology

Posted: Dec 30, 2013 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Retirement

Over the past couple of months there has been no end of media chatter and political controversy about the rising costs of energy and whether this is the fault of the government or a feature of growing global demand for fossil fuels against a backdrop of limited supply and the issue of climate change.

For the elderly, a cold home can be a source of misery and be potential health hazard. Furthermore, if you’re living off the state pension or an annuity, you have very little ability to cope with increasing living costs caused by the energy companies raising their tariffs at above inflation rates. A choice between heating your house, or renting a chairlift that allows you to get up the staircase is no choice at all.

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Posted: Nov 13, 2013 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Elderly Care

Unlike some diseases, Depression can be hard to spot. It doesn’t necessarily always evince itself in the same way from person to person and can vary a great deal in its severity. It is nonetheless a serious condition that is thought to affect most people at some point in their life.

One group for whom Depression can be particularly difficult are the elderly. They may feel that it isn’t really something that anyone else can help them with, or that it is simply that they have good reasons to be unhappy.

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Posted: Sep 03, 2013 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Disability

There are two categories of products that may be helpful to a patient who has suffered a stroke. The first is adaptive equipment, that helps make adjustments to their environment in order to allow for greater independence. The second is rehabilitation equipment that helps the patient improve strength and coordination, in order to regain skills lost by the stroke.

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Suffered a stroke? Some helpful equipment

Posted: Aug 23, 2013 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Health

Office life is demanding, and as an employer, you should try to make your employees as comfortable as possible. If issues such as neck strain or back pain are rampant in your workforce, chances are that you are not doing your bit to ensure their good health.

Health problems such as pain in the back or neck usually occur due to poor body posture, which becomes almost impossible to avoid if one sits on poorly designed office chairs or non-adjustable chairs for hours daily. The solution to these ailments is ergonomic office chairs.

Such chairs are more comfortable to sit than conventional office chairs. They also promote correct body posture. Ergonomic office furniture offer many other benefits as well, the most important ones are discussed here.

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Posted: Aug 16, 2013 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Tips and Advice

One of the major concerns for customers, especially the elderly, is how they can make sure they purchase the right stairlift. Of course keeping hold of your independence and living in your own home are all priceless and buying a stairlift is an investment towards this, however it can still be a large transaction to make and so care must be taken to ensure that you are buying the best stairlift for your individual needs.

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Posted: Aug 12, 2013 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Tips and Advice

Motion detection is not new technology, but its uses for security reasons have so far been restricted to company and government offices. Today, motion detection technology is more accessible and cheap, and their use in home security cameras can make a home more safe and secure. In the long run, it can also save money and effort for the homeowner who has to go through long hours of camera filming to detect something unusual.

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Posted: Jul 30, 2013 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Lifestyle

Once the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome have been diagnosed, the first stage of treatment is usually to try and change the routine which is causing the symptoms of tingling, pain and numbness in the wrist, hands and fingers.

Taking anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen or having a corticosteroid injection may also be prescribed by a GP – as well as wrist supports to prevent further strain on the tendons which have become inflamed and are compressing the median nerve. Many patients buy their own wrist supports and these can cost from around £10. Some wrist supports may be flexible, while others will contain a metal stay which holds the wrist more securely.

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Posted: Jul 24, 2013 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Elderly Care

No one looks forward to their parents ageing. For me, I was in denial. I knew my mom was doing great on her own, I visited often and took over doing little tasks for her like taking out her garbage cans once a week or climbing ladders to change light bulbs. I certainly didn’t prepare for a time that she could be hospitalized. I didn’t know anything about her insurance, bills, or even whether or not she had paid off her house. My mother had a minor fall (no hospitalisation, thank goodness!) but it forced us to realize that someday, we would be caring for mom one day and we wanted to help her stay in her home for as long as possible. We took these steps to prepare for the transition that will come someday, and they really helped us in this difficult time.

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Posted: Jul 22, 2013 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Tips and Advice

Most stairlifts are manufactured to extremely high standards and many companies offer warranties, breakdown repairs and annual servicing. However if you are reliant on your stairlift for getting around your home, a breakdown can be very inconvenient, no matter how fast the call out service is. The last thing you want is to be left stranded whilst waiting for the repairman to call.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2013 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Elderly Care

When the time comes and the life of a loved one is approaching the twilight period, life can become very tiresome and difficult when you are trying to look after them on your own. Therefore it is important to find a suitable home where they can feel comfortable and safe, and you can relax in the knowledge that the interests of your family or friends are in good hands.

Selecting a good care home is never an easy process as there are many aspects to consider. First and foremost, where do you want your family or friends to live and more importantly, where do they want to live? There are hundreds of homes scattered throughout the country, each with something different to offer its residents. Many of these homes are available on the NHS and others are private.

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Posted: Jun 18, 2013 by Admin - Your Stairlift Guide & categorised under Health

There are times in life when we are not at our game, we can become unaware, and somewhat inattentive. These are the times we are most vulnerable to commonplace accidents. A little pro-activity and some adaptations of a safety mindset can reduce or mitigate most everyday accidents. Here is a sample of ten everyday accidents and some tips to reduce their occurrence.

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