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28 Jun 2022 Tips & Advice
Type 2 Diabetes Causes
Millions of people have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a condition that occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) is too high. With the right treatment and care, you can live well with type 2 diabetes and reduce your risk of developing complications. We are here to guide you through the causes, symptoms and how to manage type 2 diabetes.
23 Jun 2022 Tips & Advice
What are the causes of swollen joints?
Thousands of people suffer from swollen joints every year and sadly, the effects can be painful and even debilitating for some. There are many reasons why you may be suffering from swollen joints; it’s your body’s way of telling you something is wrong and needs looking at. Here is some information on how to understand the causes of swollen joints, recognise the symptoms, what they mean and how you can treat them.
22 Jun 2022 Tips & Advice
Knee Arthritis Symptoms
Arthritis is a disease that causes pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints. While we all expect to get a little stiffer as we get older, arthritis can seriously impact how we live our lives. Do you think you or someone you know may have arthritis in the knee? We are here to guide you through the signs of knee arthritis, the types of arthritis and treatments to ease the symptoms.
16 Jun 2022 Dementia
A guide to Alzheimer's disease symptoms
It’s normal for people to become a little forgetful as they get older, so how can you tell the difference between whether you or a loved one is just having a harmless “senior moment”, or starting to develop Alzheimer’s disease? We understand how sad and frightening it can be to realise that you or a friend or family member could be developing Alzheimer’s. This article will help you to learn and understand the signs of Alzheimer’s, as well as offer advice on what to do if you think you or someone you love may be affected.
14 Jun 2022 Telecare & Alarms
How do I get a personal alarm for an elderly person?
Personal alarm devices can offer peace of mind for both yourself and your loved one that if they need help, it’s just the click of a button. Depending on the alarm, there are lots of useful features, so it can be tricky trying to decide which one is right for you or your loved one. Here is all of the information you need on how to get a personal alarm for an elderly person, and the types of personal alarms available to you.
07 Jun 2022 Dementia
What is the best GPS tracker for Alzheimer’s patients?
Promoting a sense of independence in Alzheimer’s patients is essential, particularly in the early stages. However, it can be a frightening prospect for the person with it and those who love and care for them. Devices that are equipped with GPS tracking to locate a person can be extremely useful. Not only do they lower the risk of someone with Alzheimer’s getting lost, but they can provide peace of mind for them and their loved ones.
06 Jun 2022 Falls
Fall Detection Devices - How They Work and What They Do
As we age, our bodies become more susceptible to falls and other accidents. Sadly, falls are the leading cause of injury related death for adults aged 65 and older. In addition, the consequences of falling can become more serious as we age. For those who may be at risk of falling, opting to use a fall detection device can give them the confidence that, should they fall unexpectedly while alone, help is on hand.
02 Jun 2022 Telecare & Alarms
Pendant Alarms for the Elderly
As we grow older it can be that we require just a little more assurance and support when living alone. A pendant personal alarm is a small and unobtrusive device that can provide this support by alerting carers in the event of a fall or emergency.
02 Jun 2022 Digital Switchover
Seniors and Digital Skills: An Essential Guide
Digital skills can present a specific challenge for older people – with barriers to using digital services including not knowing how to use the technology available, physical impairments that can make using a laptop or smartphone harder or feeling worried about the security of accessing certain services such as banking or utilities online. We look at how seniors can use technology to enhance lifestyles.