Help and Advice

It can be difficult to get the right kind of advice when you are looking for a personal alarm for you or your loved one. Sometimes it can seem like you end up with more questions than answers. To make life a little easier, we've put together some great articles that offer you support.

We've included practical information which can help if you're concerned about a loved one's stability and you are worried that they will have a fall. We have also looked at how a personal alarm might help manage a health condition such as epilepsy or diabetes, or even severe allergy. This section is full of useful information if you are thinking about purchasing an alarm for yourself.

We have also taken the time to look at issues such as dealing with loneliness and making changes around the home to help someone live independently. A good personal alarm should make you feel safe in your own home and knowing you can contact someone day or night will give you or your loved one reassurance. As well as all of this, we've also put together practical guides on saving money and how to budget and we've included useful tips and craft ideas.

All of these articles offer useful tips and advice for not only you but anyone who finds themselves caring for an elderly relative or looking after the wellbeing of another person. This could be a family member, a friend or a carer. We understand that it is not just a matter of making sure a person gets their medication and that there are so many more things to remember and consider and we're here to help.

Help and Advice

What are the Causes & Symptoms of Seizures?

What are the causes of seizures? Find out as we discuss the common causes & symptoms, including epilepsy, brain infections & high blood pressure.

Arthritis of The Arms & Shoulders: What Are the Symptoms?

Think you might be suffering with arm, elbow and shoulder arthritis? We run through some of the most common symptoms in our helpful guide.

Nodular Arthritis Guide: Lumps & Bumps on Fingers

Learn more about arthritis nodules on fingers and hands, including the different types, causes, associated problems and treatments.

Tonic-Clonic Seizures: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Tonic-clonic seizures can be scary, but there are plenty of ways to manage them effectively. Read our guide to learn about symptoms, causes and treatments.

What Causes Tiredness in the Elderly?

Find out what causes excessive tiredness in the elderly, including medical conditions and lifestyle factors, along with how to treat and prevent it.

Explaining Oedema: Symptoms, Causes & Diagnosis

The first step towards preventing oedema and swollen legs in the elderly is understanding the symptoms, causes and diagnostic tools. Learn more in our guide.

What are the Symptoms of Autoimmune Diseases in the Elderly?

Learn about the symptoms of autoimmune diseases in the elderly – from symptoms and types to diagnosis and treatment options.

What Tests Are Done to Diagnose Osteoarthritis?

Worried about osteoarthritis? There are several ways to diagnose, test and scan for the condition, including an osteoarthritis X-ray. Read on to learn more.

Epilepsy in the Elderly: Understanding the Facts

It can be scary when an elderly loved one suffers from epilepsy. Learn more about the facts, how it affects older people, and what you can do.

Care for the Elderly: What Help is Available?

Finding the right elderly care solution can be challenging. This guide outlines the main support available for the elderly.

Elderly Yoga: Benefits for Beginners and 4 Easy Poses to Try

Yoga has massive health benefits for older people, both mentally and physically. Find out what it can do for you and try 4 easy poses.

Arthritis of the Ankle: What Are the Symptoms?

Arthritis in the ankle can be debilitating and painful. Read about the symptoms and how the condition impacts the elderly.

Depression & Anxiety in the Elderly: Signs, Symptoms & Causes

Depression and anxiety in the elderly can have different signs and symptoms to look out for. Find out more in this guide.

The Symptoms & After Effects of Seizures

Learn to recognise the warning signs for a seizure, what the effects are and what to do about it.

Early Arthritis – Symptoms and Effects

Learn to recognise the warning signs for early onset arthritis, what the effects are and what to do about it.

How to Prevent Arthritis

The prevalence of arthritis is on the rise. Understanding what it is and the underlying causes can help you take action now to reduce your risks. Discover what lifestyle changes you can make to reduce the impact or even prevent arthritis.

The Elderly and Sleep

While we all tend to get up more in the night as we age, maintaining good sleep patterns becomes more vital in our older years. Read our latest blog to find out more about the elderly and sleep.

Best Christmas Gifts for the elderly 2022

The festive season is rapidly approaching and now is often the time we turn our attentions to gift buying for those we care about.

How is Arthritis Diagnosed?

As we grow older, it's not unusual to suffer from aches and pains or stiffness of joints. However, these could be signs of arthritis. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential to help slow down the progression of the disease and prevent further damage to joints.

Best Christmas Gifts for Older People

There are a number of gift ideas available which can specifically cater to the needs of older people. We explore some of the best Christmas gifts for older people.

Best Gifts for Grandmothers

Whether it’s finding the most brilliant birthday present, or seeking out the ideal stocking filler for Christmas, finding a gift for nan just got easier with our 10 top ideas for the best gifts for grandmothers.

The Best Diet Choices for People with High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure affects around one in three adults across the UK and is a leading cause of major illnesses. Discover the foods to eat and the foods to avoid to ensure you stay heart healthy.

20 Best Gifts for the Elderly: Things You've Never Thought Of

Shopping for your elderly loved ones can be difficult - a gift for a senior should be practical, but also meaningful. Here's a list of 20 gift ideas for your loved one that you might not have thought of.

Signs of a Stroke before it Happens: Signs, Symptoms, Prognosis

In the UK, a stroke strikes every five minutes. Around 100,000 people have a stroke every year. The sooner someone receives treatment for a stroke, the less likely they are to experience brain damage and other complications. In this blog, we cover how to recognise the signs of symptoms of a stroke before it happens, as well as the risk factors and preventions of a stroke.

What is Parkinson's disease? Symptoms, Causes & Lifestyle

Thousands of people in the UK have Parkinson's disease, and most of us in some way will be touched by Parkinson's - whether we have it ourselves or need to help care for a loved one. With that in mind, we explore the symptoms and causes and possible treatments for Parkinson’s.

Help for the Elderly Living at Home

Living at home alone in your later years can be a worrying prospect for you and your loved ones for many reasons. Discover how to adapt a home to make it safer and more comfortable for an elderly person.

How would you survive a heart attack if you were on your own?

Heart attacks often occur when people are alone. Knowing what to do when heart attack symptoms arise can save your life. Our guide will help you spot the symptoms and warning signs of an early heart attack, and advise on how to survive a heart attack on your own.

How do you get Emphysema?

Emphysema is a lung condition which causes shortness of breath. There are treatments available that aim to slow its progression and minimise symptoms. Therefore, it is best to determine whether you’re suffering from emphysema as early as possible for the best long-term outcome.

What are the types of Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a common condition that affects the brain and causes frequent seizures. We know epilepsy can be a worrying prospect, but if you understand the type of epilepsy you or a loved one has, you can learn to treat it more effectively. Most people with the condition are able to live normal lives if their seizures are well controlled.

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.

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.

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.

Is COPD a Disability in the UK?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung condition that causes breathing difficulties. We explore causes and treatments, and whether COPD is a disability in the UK.

Symptoms of Arthritis

The effects of arthritis can be incredibly painful. However, by recognising the condition and seeking the right treatment, you can better manage your pain and remain psychically active.

How to deal with Anxiety and Vulnerabilities post -covid?

One of the things that we are hearing more nowadays is how common anxiety is, especially with the Covid 19 pandemic. There is no guarantee when this will become a ‘post-Covid world’, but with over 20 million people in the UK having been given the booster jab, we can start visualising how things will look in the future.

What is a Personal Alarm Response Centre and why is it so important?

We have many different types of alarms with the most popular being with a monthly subscription to a response centre providing 24/7 monitoring. Here, we give you information on what is a Response Centre and how having the option of extra support can benefit both the alarm wearer and family & friends.

A safe space for anxious shoppers

A third of people age sixty or over have reported feeling more anxious recently. With lockdown easing, some businesses are creating safe spaces to give people a place to go to if they are feeling anxious.

25th of July is the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Earlier this year in January Pope Francis announced that July 25th would be World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, a time when the Catholic church will honour and celebrate grandparents and the elderly.
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