For sale, Tunstall Lifeline Care Alarm, complete with pendant.
Winter Bugs - Herbs like Yarrow, Echinacea, Elderflower, Garlic and Marigold can help see you through
Do you use alternative treatments such as herbs for various ailments? I am delighted to welcome our newest contributor, Su Bristow. Su is a registered Herbalist and will be sharing her blogs with us and is happy to answer any questions you may have via email. I'm sure you will enjoy reading her posts!
It's that time of year again when wherever we look we're accosted by health and fitness slogans – join a gym, start running, take up a sport.
About six months ago, my husband, Colin, stunned me when he said he was finding it difficult to climb stairs. As we live on the first floor of an apartment block, I could see that this could be a problem – if not so great at the moment – certainly in the future.
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Wheelchairs: you might think you need to pay for a wheelchair. You don't! Your local hospital probably has a Wheelchair Department. You can get one from there on free loan. Mind you, it can take a while to arrange. It is worth it as they will customise the chair, measuring the seat height and depth to get those absolutely right for you. Cushions are available to correct any slump. Gel pad arms are there for those of us at risk of pressure sores. You will even get an annual wheelchair service [probably].
As Oapschat followers will know, I’m always on the look out for genuinely stylish footwear for swollen feet.
A mobility scooter can vastly improve an individual's quality of life by increasing their independence and providing them with the opportunity to rediscover their freedom outdoors.
If you or a loved-one suffer with Arthritis or joint pain then read on. Here's a clever solution that's worth considering. I've been reading up on Copper: a nutrient known to have anti-inflammatory properties in the body. Many people wear copper bracelets to help ease arthritis, but have you ever thought of wearing copper in your shoes?
Keeping our toenails neat and our underfoot callouses under control is something we take for granted when we're relatively young and able bodied. As Age UK's Foot Care Coordinator for Chorley, West Lancs and Sefton, I work with people who can no longer undertake their own basic foot care independently.
Photograph copyright The Ramblers/Walking for Health/Paul Glendell
The Walking for Health Scheme was the brainchild of Doctor Bird who was a GP in Berkshire. He felt strongly that so many of his patients could enjoy better health if only they took more exercise.
Being a regular jogger, I'm used to being active. So you can imagine my horror when a recent fall resulted in a swollen and painful ankle. A trip to my GP confirmed my worst fears, a torn ligament and a horrific prescription of no running for 6-8 weeks! Aside from being in pain, I was gutted that I wouldn't be able to throw on my running shoes and hit the road. So, leg aloft, I scoured the Internet looking for alternative exercises I could do during recovery. The activity which came up time and time again was simple – walking.
Does the sight of your feet make you cringe? Are you embarrassed by your dry, cracked heels? Don't worry – there are lots of us out there! Feet are a subject close to my heart. Here's what I've learnt over the years about how to deal with cracked heels.
TGA Mobility is a family business that prides itself on its quality products and high standards of customer service. We've been in the mobility business for more than 25 years and have an established reputation for innovation and durability. All our products comply with stringent Government regulations and are tested by our engineers for quality, reliability and safety.
Not a difficult question for me to answer. Although this may sound strange, I have always wanted to look after people.
The other morning we had a 9 o'clock appointment in Torrevieja, so it was an 'up-and-at-'em' start to the day.
It felt like the longest winter ever: week after week of chill, driving rain, flood warnings and gloom. So the start of Spring sunshine this month has really been something to celebrate. Dandelions have sprung out of the verges, and fruit trees are fat with blossom.
Four years ago I decided I needed to do something to ease the loneliness of my retirement. I began working one morning a week at a charity shop which soon increased to 2 or 3 Saturday mornings a month as well.
There is an oasis of peace not far from where I live. It is a Complimentary Therapy and Natural Beauty Centre called Beautonics in Old Eign Hill, Hereford owned by Wendy Mills. Wendy has very kindly agreed to be my guest today and answer some questions. She has also given me a voucher for a no hands massage worth £35 to be won by one lucky winner. This can be used nationwide. Thank you Wendy!
Living With Dietary Constraints - Tottie Limejuice Adresses Alternative Food Choices In French Cuisine
As birthday presents go, a diagnosis of coeliac disease was not top of my wish-list for my 60th.
There may be times in your life when you need care and support and this can be in a hospital, a care home, or in your own home, from a carer, nurse, Dr etc.
In the chilly winter months it's more important than ever to look after your health. Here are some quick tips on how to stay fighting fit and beat the bugs this winter.
This time, I will try to guide you through the care systems in the UK.
Most of us underestimate how many calories a day we actually consume. We don't all have time to measure accurately with spoons, jugs, bowls etc. We often skip breakfast and then possibly eat two or three meals too close together to up our sugar intake. Without glucose, we do not have sufficient energy and our metabolism slows down making us lethargic and sleepy. Then another chocolate bar may be consumed for a sugar rush!
There has been a lot of discussion in the press lately about the state of nursing in our country today. Some saying that because nurses now have degrees they are "too posh to wash". I was a nurse for 44 years and a nurse tutor/senior lecturer for the last 22 years of those 44. During my time as a tutor I continued to work with student nurses giving patient care. I therefore think I qualify to comment.
Below is an interview I conducted with Andy Wilcox, a stalwart fundraiser for Macmillan.