3 Activities to Change Your Daily Routine and Prevent Dementia

A growing number of people in the UK are suffering from dementia. According to statistics, there are 850,000 people with dementia in the country, and the numbers are expected to rise to over one million by 2025. This terminal condition is now the most common cause of death among women in the UK. Scientists have yet to find a cure for this cognitive disorder, but the good news is that there are things that you can do to prevent dementia or lessen the risks of having it. Some of these activities won’t only prevent you from developing dementia, but doing them can even change…

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Manage At Home are proud to support the AT Home campaign

The AT Home campaign is a collaboration amongst the 14 Local Authorities covering the West Midlands, supported by companies who operate in this market. The campaign aims to encourage people to think about how independent living and mobility equipment, also known as Assistive Technology, can help you, or someone you care for, to continue to live independently in a healthy and safe environment at home.

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A Guide to Walking Stick Handles

Our range of walking sticks includes wooden, DerbyHandlealuminium and foldable options, designed for every need and lifestyle. The style best suited to you will depend on whether you plan to use your walking stick often or occasionally, and whether you’re looking for light support or something that can help significantly with balance, like a tripod cane. To help you choose, we’ve put together a quick guide to the various walking stick handle shapes that we offer, and outlined their advantages.

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Get to Know: Contact the Elderly

While we pride ourselves on offering practical support for Manage at Home customers, emotional support is just as essential. So this week we’re bringing Contact the Elderly – a charity dedicated to tackling loneliness in later life – into the spotlight. The idea is simple. Every month, groups around the country hold Sunday afternoon tea parties for over 75s who live alone. The groups are small and every guest is collected from their home by a volunteer driver. For those with little social interaction in their day to day lives, these afternoon tea parties offer companionship and friendship. Age UK,…

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Five Ways to Support Painful Wrists

Painful, stiff or sensitive wrists can render everyday tasks far more difficult than they used to be, whether the pain is the result of a long-term issue (such as arthritis, repetitive stress, or carpal tunnel syndrome) or a recent injury. Gripping handles or carrying heavy objects, in particular, should be avoided in order to prevent any additional strain on the joint. With this in mind, we’ve pulled together five helpful tips for those adapting to sensitive wrists, to help make life a little easier around the home. Ergonomic Handles Look for ergonomic grips on everyday tools, which will make them…

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Manage At Home Featured in the Latest Issue of THIIS

Manage at Home is proud to announce that we have been featured in the latest issue of THIIS (The Homecare Industry Information Service) in recognition of our innovative digital brochure, The Essential Guide to Domestic Mobility and Disability Aids. It is a privilege for us to be featured in what is a leading resource for suppliers, manufacturers and retailers working in the disability and homecare sector, and we feel it is wonderful recognition of the hard work we have put into developing the guide. The article Going Interactive can be found on pages 52-54 of Issue 180 of THIIS. It…

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Guest Post Published on The Care Company

We have just had an article published on Cindy Laverty’s website, The Care Company. This is a great site for helping caregivers to not only survive caregiving, but to find balance and thrive in this position. Our article Can Mobility Aids Really Help Caregivers? takes a look at how mobility aids are not only able to help elderly and disabled people – but how they can also aid caregivers to overcome struggles and find a balance. The article can be found below and we hope you find it useful: http://thecareco.com/can-mobility-aids-really-help-caregivers/

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What products qualify for VAT relief for the disabled?

If you have a long-term illness or are disabled, the government permits tax relief on selected products and services in order to help this demographic achieve the independence that others do in their daily lives. So what exactly does this include? VAT Relief products are available exclusively to those who are deemed chronically sick or disabled and are of use for personal and domestic use only. It’s important to remember that this does not include those who may be elderly but are otherwise able. According to the HM Revenue and Customs, goods and services that can be bought without paying…

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The Importance of a Daily Routine in Caregiving

We learn young that routines can be very important. Just think back to your days of infancy and recall those dependable moments, when you just knew mom was going to feed you or bathe you. Too far back? Truth is, few of us can remember life before five years of age and the older we get, the harder it is to think back even to that. Life seems to form in layers, almost like the rings of a great tree when counting back becomes ponderous the longer we live. That the memory is clear or not isn’t exactly the point;…

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Mobility Aid Help: How to Fit a Seat Cushion

As we become older and our bodies get a little slower, getting up and out of our chairs can prove to be a challenging experience. For those people facing this issue, there is a simple solution and it’s called a seat cushion. What is a Seat Cushion? Seat cushions can help to boost your sitting position to a higher level so there’s less pressure when moving up and out of a chair. Some of the seat cushions are also designed with a slight rise to further assist when standing up from your chair. How to Fit a Seat Cushion The…

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