Now I have long known about that great organisation “Guide Dogs for the Blind” and also dogs that hear for the deaf www.hearingdogs.org.uk, and I guess unsurprisingly man’s best friend is about to create another wonderful partnership the job of caring for people suffering with dementia. Lovely Golden retrievers and Labradors are being trained to remind people to take their tablets/medication, raise an alarm in the event of an emergency, and help with undressing, and do odd jo
Number of older car users set to surge.
Pensioners may be offered refresher driving courses to help ensure they are safe driving behind the wheel.
A Whitehall advisory group The Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety made the recommendations in response to the continuing surge in the numbers of older drivers. However the courses would be voluntary should be made available to older drivers all over the country.
A few local authorities do already offer ref
How the Motability Car Scheme Works The Motability Car Scheme enables disabled people to exchange their Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance or their War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement to obtain a new car.
Are you eligible?
If you receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component (HRMC) of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) (which is currently £54.05 per week) or the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS) (currently £60.40 per week), you are eligi
Quick and easy ways to give yourself nice feet
Look at your feet. You should see smooth, clean skin, groomed and even-shaped nails. But are your toe nails opaque and white, or yellow and crumbling? Are your heels peeling, pale and have dry skin? If so, so are 9 out of 10 Brits, as all at some time will have a foot problem, according to the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists: http://www.scpod.org/ . No one is immune from this.
Or visit: http://www.scpod.org/foot-heal
Thousands of patients are needlessly having legs amputated because doctors are failing to spot poor circulation early enough.
A 16-page report, sent to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt by MPs from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Vascular Disease, criticises the NHS for viewing amputations as a treatment option instead of a worst case scenario.
Of 11,000 amputations each year for patients with vascular disease and diabetes, 5,000 are considered unnecessary due to a shocki
It appears that Britain is a nation of people who have bad backs. Recent research revealed that 80% of Brits have one or more episodes in their life, and the condition is the most common reason why we visit our GP.
In a lot of cases, the treatment to treat the condition will be as simple as taking a painkiller and trying to get on with our day.
However, in rare instances, back pain can be symptomatic of something far more sinister, such as cancer or tuberculosis. If you s
There are simple and effective ways to cure cold, the most popular virus infection disease. Most people get the cold virus 2 to 4 times a year. Children are even more prone candidates to cold, since statistics show that children fall «victims» of virus infection at least 6 to 10 times a year. Cold is also the most common reason for visiting the doctor.
The common cold usually lasts for one week, although it may be extended for up to 2 weeks, it can be cured without treatmen
I alike many other millions of us take medicine on a daily basis – no choice you see. However, do you or just how much attention do you pay to the time of day that you take your medication.
Yet as always I read that an increasing number of experts say that it is far more important than we think — especially when it comes to arthritis and osteoporosis, as the time you take your medication can have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the medication and how well it
High-street pharmacists including Boots joined forces with the NHS New Medicine Service in late 2011 to give patients advice on their prescribed medications. This initiative will offer people with conditions such as asthma, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and blood-clotting problems access to detailed information and support through their local pharmacist. This is especially helpful as patients sometimes find that they have further questions after their appointment. So t
Dentures are prosthetic devices that are normally constructed to replace missing teeth and are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. There are approximately 11 million UK residents who wear dentures and over 1 million of them are in fact aged under 30 years old.
But what are the best ways to keep them and your mouth in good shape and avoid some of the common problems.
Wash your dentures over a water-filled sink or soft towel as they can break