Category: Health

Adaptive clothing for seniors

Adaptive Clothing – What is it and How Could it Make Your Life Easier?

Written by Stannah on 11th January 2019

Ever heard of adaptive clothing? Are you picturing a hospital gown or clinical wear? Yes, that’s the origin of adaptive clothing, but it’s come a long way in the last few years. The clothing industry is changing fast, and although everything is easier and cheaper now that we’ve moved into mass-producing almost everything, we’re now […]

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loss of balance on the elderly

Dizziness, vertigo or loss of balance?

Written by Stannah on 12th October 2018

What’s the difference and what can you do about it? Table of contents Loss of Balance Dizziness Vertigo A Fear of Heights   Dizziness and vertigo are very common complaints among the elderly. However, feelings of unsteadiness are often dismissed and ignored because people think that they’re a normal part of aging like (for example) […]

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Demonstrating a bunion splint

Bunions – What They are and How to Treat and Prevent Them

Written by Stannah on 3rd October 2018

Bunions can gravely affect our lives and even result in other health complications such as walking difficulties, so we’ve looked at the best bunion treatments and prevention and gathered them for you in this article!     Did you know that together, your foot and ankle have 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 […]

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Vitamin D: nutrition and sunshine to keep us healthy

Vitamin D: nutrition and sunshine to keep us healthy

Written by Stannah on 6th September 2018

About 88% of the population of the world is Vitamin D deficient. This statistic, which shows that the majority of the population of the world lacks Vitamin D, may come as a shock to many people. After all, when you consider the number of people who live in sunny climates, you would expect the percentage […]

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tiredness-fatigue

Tiredness and fatigue: learn how older adults can regain energy and vitality

Written by Stannah on 3rd July 2018

As we age, we are more prone to certain illnesses and these may leave us feeling more tired. However, tiredness is not a symptom of aging! Unless chronic pain is causing your fatigue there are things you can do to give you more energy, so that you can get on with engaging with your life. […]

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Music can boost brain activity

Neuroscience offers proof that music can boost brain activity at any age

Written by Stannah on 12th June 2018

Since Dr. Marian Diamond’s pioneering research proved that our brains stay “plastic” throughout our lives, more and more studies have reinforced this finding, contributing to an increasing awareness of the fact that keeping our brains engaged helps slow down cognitive decline. A more recent study (April 2018), by Columbia University and the New York State […]

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Still Alice: a story about early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Still Alice: a story about early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by Stannah on 6th June 2018

Images sourced at Newstateman and Howard or Film “What if you were to lose every memory you ever had?” in “Still Alice”, by Lisa Genova Julianne Moore’s Oscar and Bafta winning performance couldn’t have been more powerful. She completely transformed herself into a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University who faces an unexpected diagnosis. When she […]

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world ms day

World MS day: “A day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future”

Written by Stannah on 28th May 2018

“The disease with a thousand faces” – also known as Multiple sclerosis. Why a thousand faces? Because each person diagnosed with this incurable chronic disease has unique symptoms. We still don’t know so much about MS , so the World MS organisation decided to “bring people closer” through research for World MS day 2018.   […]

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