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'Spoonie' Explained

By Katherine | 8 Feb 2018 12:00:00 | Full article...

Image: If you have heard the term 'spoonie', then chances are you are one yourself. A spoonie, is anyone who suffers from a chronic illness and has to juggle daily life, making compromises and choices just to get through the day. The simple task of getting up and ready in the morning can be a major feat for someone with a chronic medical condition, which in many cases is invisible to others. The hashtag #spoonie is now used on social media to

Product News: S'up Feeding Spoon for Shaky Hands

By Katherine | 7 Feb 2018 13:00:00 | Full article...

  The simple act of eating is something many of us take for granted, but with shaky hands or a tremor it can be really difficult and almost impossible to feed yourself a bowl of soup, cereals or any meal that requires a spoon. A tremor or shaky hands can be caused by a range of medical conditions, such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, MS, stroke, brain injury or even alcoholism.  One such person is Grant Douglas who has cerebral palsy but he has not let it

Top 10 points to look for when purchasing a stair lift by StairliftGuru

By Guest Blog Post | 26 Jan 2018 11:00:00 | Full article...

Buying a stairlift can be a daunting task. Here is a guide to help you with the stairlift buying process. Covering what stairlift you need to picking the right stairlift company. Work out what stairlift to buy Does your stairs have a curve in it? If so you will need a curved stairlift. If your stairs is straight you will need a straight stairlift. Stairlift Length By knowing the stair length you can get a more accurate quote. But we recommend getting a stairlift company to come

Staying Safe Online - Our Top Ten Cyber Security Tips

By Katherine | 22 Jan 2018 11:00:00 | Full article...

  It is so easy to become complacent when you are online so we have put together some simple top tips to follow to help keep you safe:   1)  Fraudsters target people rather than their computers as that way we give them the information they need, just because we aren't aware of the scamming methods. 2) If you are asked to log onto a site make sure it has https:// not just http - the 's' means it is secure. 3) If you get an email, does the

Designer Stoma Bags & Ostomy Devices

By Katherine | 8 Jan 2018 17:00:00 | Full article...

Silicone stoma device image credit: Dezeen   Until recently, the word colostomy had not featured in our lives. Now, within the last year, two family members suddenly found themselves with a colostomy bag as a result of major bowel and cancer operations, which requires a steep learning curve on maintenance and management and the emotional impact should not be underestimated. Some stomas can be reversed, but many are for life. However, ostomy bags have come a

Review: myHailo Call Alert for Refuelling Your Car

By John | 8 Jan 2018 17:00:00 | Full article...

  As a disabled driver and wheelchair user, refuelling my car has always been a bit of a challenge, and not the most dignified of experiences. I always try to make sure that I never run too low on petrol and tend to use the same fuel stations for filling up. I have found that the smaller petrol stations do not always have someone on hand to come and assist me, which can be really inconvenient, especially if I am running low on fuel. Once I am at the petrol station, I have to make

Opting into exercise improves knee osteoarthritis - Arthritis Digest Magazine

By Katherine | 8 Jan 2018 16:00:00 | Full article...

Choice is key when it comes to improving osteoarthritis symptoms through exercise, highlights a new study in Clinical Rheumatology. A total of 69 older people with knee osteoarthritis were split into groups: a supervised community-based or unsupervised walking programme. Six months later, people who expressed a preference, either for the supervised or unsupervised programme, and who were assigned to their preferred choice of programme were more likely to continue with the walking

Inspirational People - Maud Lewis, Folk Artist

By Katherine | 8 Jan 2018 16:00:00 | Full article...

Maud Lewis   The story of artist Maud Lewis is one that has touched the hearts of many, due to her facing of formidable challenges throughout the duration of her life, and creating art that embodies the simplicity and colour of a happy life in rural Nova Scotia in the 1900s. Through newspaper and magazine articles, as well as an upcoming film this year about her life and art, “Maudie”,  Maud has become a unlikely inspiration and

INDESmed Walking Sticks / Canes - Fit for a King!

By Katherine | 8 Jan 2018 16:00:00 | Full article...

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain   Our new INDESmed walking sticks have been given the royal thumbs up by the suave King Juan Carlos of Spain, who was seen sporting his carbon fiber cane when he recently visited Norway with Queen Sofia, his elegant wife, to attend the joint 80th birthday of King Harald and Queen Sonia. King Juan Carlos looks dapper in his tuxedo and bow tie, accompanied by Queen Sofia who looked just as stylish in her long

Laughter Yoga Therapy

By Katherine | 8 Jan 2018 16:00:00 | Full article...

Credit: Richard Duszczak   The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “Yuj”, meaning to yoke, to integrate, to harmonise. It means union, or connection - with your own body, with your thoughts, with the world around you, your environment, and also your breath. Your breath acts as a bridge between your mind and your body - a constant exchange of energy, a mirroring between your physical and mental being - when you deepen your breath, you calm your

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