What Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles are available?
A Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) is a specially converted vehicle from a standard car, so that it can accommodate a wheelchair. And so that wheelchair users can travel whilst remaining in their wheelchair, either as a car passenger or as the car driver.
The size, shape and design of the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle varies, as it depends on the original vehicle that is used for the conversion, but all Wheelchair Acce
Hospitals have reported a rise in A&E admissions as Britain's 30C heatwave continues. A&E admissions reported range from treating people for severe dehydration, heatstroke and breathing difficulties.
Therefore, the importance of staying cool in this hot weather cannot be stressed enough for older people, especially at night between successive hot days. It is essential that older people take sensible precautions during a heatwave, particularly if they have breathing problems
Some of the health terms you might hear when you are diagnosed with Arthritis are shown below.
It’s also important to understand that there are 3 types of arthritis: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gout. Osteoarthritis is the most common form. Osteoarthritis tends to bother you when you use your joints on a regular basis.
For more information on Osteoarthritis, please click on the weblinks below:
Versus Arthritis - Osteoarthritis
Diabetes is a serious illness and the number of people living with the illness has increased significantly within recent years, and this is only expected to continue to rise.
However, by adopting a healthy lifestyle and making some simple changes to your diet, you can reduce your chances of getting diabetes.
The more you know about diabetes the better
Before you make any attempt to prevent diabetes, it is essential you know what exactly diabetes is. Once your knowledge a
How and why we should try and beat diabetes
A recent report I read raised concerns about the increasing number of people aged under 40 who are developing type 2 diabetes. Worrying that it is, it is something we can deal with should we make the right changes made to our diet and lifestyle.
Type 2 diabetes is a condition that can have serious complications such as sight loss, toe and feet amputations and many other things which will affect your day-to-day living.
Type 2 d
The most common form of diabetes is type 2, and according to the medical profession the best way to prevent getting the condition is to lose your excess fat.
To keep your body functioning, glucose must always be present in your blood. The brain can only function and work properly for a short while without glucose before it stops working.
On some days you might eat lots of food and on other days you might eat nothing or very little. But your glucose levels will usually flu
Approximately, 3 million people have diabetes in the UK, but may not yet have developed the symptoms. Diabetes is a long-term condition which can occur at any age, so it’s important that you get to know how to recognise the symptoms.
For more information on Diabetes, please click here.
For more information on the symptoms of Diabetes, please click here.
Diabetes is linked to insulin, a hormone produced by the beta cells in the pancreas to aid the digestion of carbohydrat
Dementia symptoms vary by individual, however for the condition to be considered dementia, then at least 2 of the core mental functions (shown below) should be considerably impaired: memory, communication and language, ability to focus, reasoning and judgment and visual perception.
Dementia is caused due to damage to the brain cells, and the reasons for the damage can vary greatly. For example, Alzheimer’s disease is caused by high levels of certain proteins inside and outs
There are almost 1 million people living with dementia in the UK and the diagnosis rate is only expected to increase over the coming years and decades.
Dementia mainly affects people aged over 65 and the likelihood increases with age. However, scientists are investigating the genetic background of dementia. As it does appear that in rare cases the diseases that can cause dementia can be inherited. For example, some people with a particular genetic make-up can have an increa
According to statistics on the Age UK website, more than 250,000 people aged over 65 are treated for falls in England alone.
And many of us know, or have even found out first-hand just how serious a fall can be whether it results in bruises, broken bones or the shock brings a sudden lack of confidence.
However, should you have the bad experience of a fall, it is suggested that rather than cutting back on physical activity and withdrawing in an attempt to avoid falling aga