Sadly those who are suffering with a dementia related disease will eventually develop an unsteady gait, whereby the sufferer will hardly lift their feet. Instead they will develop a shuffle and this therefore creates a higher risk of falling. At this point, my advice to anyone and as a safety precaution, remove all carpets, throws and rugs. In order to avoid any potential slip, trips or falls. However, this is just one of the concerns to consider as there are many other thing
Could your hand or foot pain be caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a serious autoimmune disease that is different from osteoarthritis, the type that usually occurs as we get older. Rheumatoid arthritis can sadly strike at any age, and if we do not get diagnosed and treated, you can develop painful crippling and deformity.
A devastating disease that can severely damage your joints, RA also affects other organs and reduces your life expectancy
The clocks went back on October 26th and the nights are starting to get dark faster. With this I am afraid, and according to the ONS, it also comes with an increase in burglaries.
Therefore, it is highly advisable that you take some precautions and preventative measures against burglary, before the winter fully arrives. Keep your doors locked when you are at home. And of course especially when you go out. Avoid, or never, leave a spare key by the back door. Always keep car
HOW IS BMI CALCULATED? The most widely used way to measure an adult's weight is to calculate body mass index (BMI).
This is your weight in kilograms divided by your height in metres squared.
A 'healthy' BMI is classed as between 18 and 25.
If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9, you are over the ideal weight for your height (overweight).
If your BMI is between 30 and 39.9, you are obese.
If your BMI is over 40, you are very obese (known as ‘morbidly obese’).
The best solution I read is to use small glasses . A 4 ounce glass or smaller is ideal. As they are easier to hold, are lighter and so harder to drop. And if they do fall, less mess is made. Rather than asking someone to simply drink , one suggestion is to simply hold out the glass in front of them. This may receive a reply of, what is this? Or, I’m not thirsty. And so you then may feel the need to then explain why it’s necessary to drink. Personally, I would try and avoid t
There are a number of things you can do about your Utilities bill/statement and one thing is to ensure is that the meter is read properly, so that you don’t get an estimated bill/statement. As this is one problem when high bills are received, as people don’t always check that it’s an estimated bill and so just pay it.
Between 2015 and 2020 all households will have a smart meter installed to send real-time readings direct to your Utility provider. However, until this happens
For those of you who care for those who have dementia already know, the condition can have consequences that go way beyond memory loss. One of the most common issues that carers must deal with is that a person with dementia, especially in the latter stages of the disease, may not be able to communicate effectively about health issues, such as any infections.
When an adult cuts themselves or develops a sore, he or she is likely to know what to do to solve the problem.
The winter chill is almost upon us and this can literally lead to households being left out in the cold suffering boiler breakdowns and burst pipe misery. For anyone, this is an uncomfortable time. For the elderly, this can be much, much worse.
Today, Boilers must be condensing boilers by law, and one risk from this, is that the external drain away pipes on these systems freeze and so stop the liquid from draining away. A high number of boiler call outs occur when nobody w
Tips to relieve Arthritis pain
Arthritis is the inflammation (or stress) of a joint - resulting from a disease, infection, genetic defect, injury, overuse or other unknown cause. There is no known cure, but proper early treatment can help prevent further joint damage.
Arthritis at a Glance?
- Arthritis is not one single disease - there are 100+ types.
- Women are more likely to be affected by arthritis than men.
- Overweight people are four to five times more likely