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Product News – The Bradley Timepiece

By Katherine | 19 Dec 2017 15:00:00 | Full article... The Bradley Classic Timepiece   It is always a real pleasure to come across a product that is a great example of the principals of universal design such as The Bradley watch.  The Bradley, originally designed for Bradley Snyder, a US soldier who lost his sight in Afghanistan, also attracts a lot of interest from non-visually impaired people who love the stylish design. Available HERE on our

Product News: Flexyfoot Walking Sticks

By Katherine | 19 Dec 2017 15:00:00 | Full article...

Flexyfoot Folding Walking Stick   At designed2enable, we love working with companies that have a similar ethos to our; providing beautifully designed and functional assistive products that take the stigma out of disability. We are therefore delighted to be working with one such company, who are local to us, Flexyfoot. Flexyfoot have designed a funky new range of walking sticks and have revolutionised the traditional ferrule (or cane tip). The Flexyfoot cane

Product News - Brolly Sheets Incontinence Bedding

By Katherine | 19 Dec 2017 15:00:00 | Full article...

Brolly Sheet Incontinence Bedding   Incontinence is surprisingly common and there can be many causes, the most common of which are due to age or a medical condition. Night-time incontinence is an inconvenient and upsetting experience, which usually requires a complete change of the bed sheet.  Brolly Sheets  however, offer a discreet and simple solution to a wet bed. Simply tuck the Brolly Sheet in on top of a fitted sheet, which can then

Future-Proof Housing For The Elderly

By Katherine | 19 Dec 2017 15:00:00 | Full article...

As people get older, many think of downsizing.  With the ageing population, are builders really taking on board the needs of the ageing market? Is the construction industry fully aware of the need for accessible housing and does it have the knowledge to build properties that are accessible? Regulations now require that all new-build properties have level access to the front door and a downstairs accessible toilet.  A friend recently purchased a new build house, which

Active Hands for Rehabilitation

By Katherine | 19 Dec 2017 14:00:00 | Full article...

Inimove device with Active Hands Gripping Aid   Active Hands Gripping Aids are the perfect solution if you have limited grip or poor hand function, the gripping aids work beautifully with the Inimove rehabilitation device.  Active Hands enable you to hold the device; the glove straps around your hand in the gripped position giving you the ability to grip the device securely. Inimove, is a rehabilitation device for stroke, brain injury and

Guest Blog: Move It or Lose it!

By Guest Blog Post | 19 Dec 2017 14:00:00 | Full article...

We’re often told we have to exercise more and yet just the word can put people off! But what about the people who would like to exercise but can’t? The ones the fitness magazines with their six-packs and perfectly toned bodies often overlook? Those with disabilities and conditions which make getting out of bed, washed and dressed seem like running a marathon? I’m used to trying to persuade the ‘reluctant’ to exercise – I was a secondary school

ode – Stimulating Appetite For Dementia Sufferers

By Katherine | 19 Dec 2017 12:00:00 | Full article...

ode   If you are caring for someone with dementia, you may well find that as the disease progresses they lose their appetite and may become dehydrated.  To maintain their physical health and well being it is important to ensure that they eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluids. Malnutrition can lead to dehydration and weight loss and other problems including vulnerability to infection, reduced muscle strength and fatigue. Dehydration can

Tips for motherhood from a wheelchair

By Katherine | 19 Dec 2017 12:00:00 | Full article...

A spinal injury in my late twenties, resulted in me becoming a permanent independent wheelchair user.  One of my first thoughts (and my husband's) was whether I would be able to still have children.  The answer was thankfully yes! They say it takes five years to fully adjust to living with a spinal injury and becoming a wheelchair user, which I think is a fair estimation.  Hence, it took me a few years to feel ready to have children.  In my mid

Product News - Decor Walther Acrylic Shower Stools and Benches

By Katherine | 19 Dec 2017 12:00:00 | Full article...

Acrylic Shower Stools   Decor Walther are a German company, who pride themselves on their beautiful bathroom accessories. They believe that perfection is in itself real beauty, inspired by good designers,  craftsmen and architects, they create classics which are made to last in both form and function. Acrylic Shower Benches   The contemporary and stylish Decor Walther Acrylic Shower Stool and Acrylic

To Help Or Not To Help? - Offering Assistance To Someone Elderly or Disabled

By Katherine | 19 Dec 2017 12:00:00 | Full article...

  My teenage daughter has grown up with a mother with a disability and is therefore always ready to help me when I am struggling or find a physical situation particularly challenging.  I guess she is tuned in to recognising when I need help. I am always proud of her but particularly so recently.  We had parked outside our local farm shop and she had gone in to the shop on an errand to get a few provisions for me. She has been doing this since she was 5 years

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