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How To Measure Your Walking Stick / Cane

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 17:00:00 | Full article...


Top & Derby Chatfield Canes   When buying a new cane or walking stick, you need to ensure that you are buying the correct size. Buying the wrong sized cane can result in a stressed shoulder or elbow joint. The length of the walking stick is not determined by your height, but by the distance from your wrist joint to the floor. You will find that the correct length of walking stick will be more comfortable and more efficient when you use it. When sizing

Keeping Fit And Active in Retirement

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 17:00:00 | Full article...


There are a number of inspirational older people in my life, who have managed to stay fit, healthy and active into their later years. Many of them simply attribute “keeping busy” as their long-living secrets, maintaining social engagements and responsibilities in a community, giving each day purpose and structure. Our physical health is directly correlated with our mental health - if we feel needed, important, and positive about things, our body is naturally happier, and works

Product News - Blys™ Warm Night Light for Adults

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 17:00:00 | Full article...


Blys Warm Nightlight for adults   As the nights are drawing in and the mornings and evenings are darker for longer, the Blys™ Warm Night Light is a handy device, which provides comfort during the dark hours. Blys™emits a soft comforting glow of light in the bedroom which, on awakening provides a focus in the room and reassurance for anyone who is elderly or who suffers from sleep anxiety, insomnia or dementia. During the

Relaxed Creativity

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 17:00:00 | Full article...


  Everyone has something they do at the end of the day to relax. Some people go for a run, some watch the television, some people drink a glass of wine, some people take a nap. What do all these things have in common? They all make some attempt to turn off your brain after a long day of work. Apparently though, if your overall goal is to be happy, the best thing to do is to engage your right-side brain more. Wake it up, rather than shut it down, and you’ll find an

Product News: Hygge Inspired Homewares

By John | 4 Jan 2018 17:00:00 | Full article...


Alaskan Husky Faux Fur Heated Throw   Even though they experience bitterly long cold winters, the Danes are well known for being one of the happiest nations. With up to 17 hours of darkness in the depth of winter and average temperatures of around 0C, the people of Denmark spend much of their time indoors. So how do they do it? Their secret seems to be Hygge (pronounced "hoo-ga"), which is a lifestyle encompassing a romantic feel-good cosiness. The

Product News: Treat-Eezi Pressure Sore Mattress Topper

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 16:00:00 | Full article...


Treat-Eezi Pressure Sore Mattress Overlay   Pressure ulcers or bed sores are an injury that breaks down the skin and underlying tissue. They are caused when an area of skin is placed under pressure and the circulation to that area is restricted. People over the age of 70, are more likely to develop a pressure sore as they have restricted mobility and ageing skin. Those with type 2 diabetes, spinal injury and other health conditions are particularly vulnerable

Surf Therapy

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 16:00:00 | Full article...


Surfability   Surf's Up! An exciting new development in surf technology is making headway for wheelchair users to experience the waves first hand. Cerebra Innovation Centre,  in partnership with Surfability UK and Tonic Surf Therapy, have begun designing bespoke surf boards for people with limited mobility and neurological difficulties, allowing wheelchair-bound adrenaline junkies to get out of their chairs and onto the water. Kai Lewis is a

Product News: Rollz Flex Shopping Trolley / Rollator

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 16:00:00 | Full article...


Rollz Flex Shopper / Rollator   Shopping can be a fun but exhausting activity and for anyone that has mobility problems or tires easily, the Rollz Flex Shopping Trolley, which double as a rollator,  could be the perfect solution. Danish manufacturer Rollz, who are specialists in the ergonomic design of innovative mobility products are known for their award winning Rollz Motion Rollator. They have now produced another gem of a product with

How To Put On Your Top & Derby Compression Socks

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 16:00:00 | Full article...


Top & Derby Compression Socks   By the pure nature of the tight fit, compression socks can be tricky to put on but there is an easy and straight forward technique to make this process easy. Start by putting your hand inside the sock and finding the heel pocket. Once you have found the heel, grab the material and slowly pull the sock inside-out, keeping hold of the heel material the whole time. The foot of the sock should now be on the inside of

Thai Massage for the Elderly

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 16:00:00 | Full article...


  Having recently completed a very energetic Thai Yoga Massage Certification, I find myself with the conviction that giving Thai Massage must be a young person’s game. It’s energetic, agile and requires a certain amount of flexibility. Receiving massage, however, is a pleasure that doesn’t expire no matter how advanced your years are. I personally can’t wait until I’m old enough to be solely on the receiving end of the massage train. Depending on

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