Making the Christmas cakes, puddings and mince pies is a great way of getting both our young and old involved – whether that is stirring or sharing their recipes. Decorating the cake is a safe and creative way for everyone to get involved.
What can be better than getting everyone together and having fun over the arts and crafts table? Christmas cards are practical and easy to make. It takes little dexterity and is a perfect way to engage an elderly person in the Christmas pr
Planning ahead will help ensure that any elderly relatives with dementia will also have a day to enjoy.
Christmas Day is here and you ready for all your guests to arrive. However, how do you manage the day, if one of your guests, or even somebody you share your home with, is living with dementia?
Dementia alters people's perceptions. So begin to prepare the person with dementia in advance by talking about who will be there, and who those people are to them – such as nephew,
Diabetes UK has issued advice in order to help people manage their Diabetes over the Christmas & New Year period.
If you are living with diabetes, following a healthy lifestyle at Christmas can be both a temptation and struggle. However, it doesn’t mean that the traditional festive foods are forbidden.
Just like everyone else, people who have diabetes can enjoy the odd high fat or high sugar food like traditional mince pies or Christmas pudding as part of their healthy die
After suffering a slipped disc a few years ago and having to suffer the excruciating pain. I hope never to experience back pain like that again.
The most common causes of Back, Neck or Leg pain are: Sciatica
Sciatica is caused by the compression and pinching of a nerve, which will likely lead to pain, weakness or tingling from the buttocks all the way down to the leg, calf and maybe even feet and toes. This was most certainly my experience. Slipped Disc
Your vertebrae in t
If you have a parent or elderly relative, who is disabled or has a long-term illness, you will perhaps be aware that they are eligible for VAT relief on certain products and services they may need. Products such as adjustable beds, stair lifts and wheelchairs all qualify, as does building work that is needed to adapt their home, such as installing ramps or widening doors. However, did you know that they can also claim VAT relief on specialist footwear?
What is VAT relief?
Cholesterol - found in eggs & cheese - is essential for life.
However, high cholesterol has been blamed for coronary heart disease.
And so we have been long told to reduce our intake of cholesterol-rich foods – such as eggs & cheese. And are now told to take statins to help reduce cholesterol levels in our blood. Cholesterol. Know your number? Why we need cholesterol
Connecting brain cells: the crucial links (synapses) between the nerve cells (neurons) in our brains are ma
How you can adapt your bathroom if you suffer with Arthritis
Here we review some of the key considerations when designing and installing bathrooms that are both safe and comfortable for users who have arthritis.
Arthritis is the biggest cause of pain and disability in the UK, according to statistics from Arthritis Research UK. It affects people of all ages and approximately 20% of the general public consults a GP about the musculoskeletal condition each year.