Posts Tagged ‘Dementia’

Digital Day Clock for Dementia Action Week

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 by morethan

This week is Dementia Action Week, (21st – 27th May) and the Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone across the UK to unite against this terrible disease and to take action. Whether big or small, actions can make everyday life better for people affected by dementia.

There are many ways you can take action and get involved including:

  • Support people with dementia by doing one of the following actions and update on your social media #DAW2018
    • I will be there for carers and loved ones and stay patient
    • I will talk to people with dementia and take time to listen
    • I will ask if someone needs help if they look confused
    • I will ask questions and learn more about dementia
  • Become a Dementia Friend – join the 2.4 million people already helping to make the UK more dementia friendly
  • Join an event near you – from tea dances to Dementia Friend Information Sessions search for events in your area.
  • Make a donation and help fund research and support into this disease.

There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051.  225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes. 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia.

Dementia Care Mobility Product: Digital Day Clock

digital day clockThis digital day clock is ideal for those with dementia, Alzheimer’s or memory loss as it has a large, clear 8″ screen to show the day, date and time.

  • Two display choices allows you to show the day, date and time or simply the day and whether it is morning or afternoon.
  • Automatic evening dimmer mode between 7am and 7pm – suitable for bedroom use.
  • Shows 12 hour and 24 hour clock times
  • 8″ LED backlight
  • Easy time and date setting – once set can be unplugged and moved without having to re-set the time

Please visit our mobility products website as we have a whole range of daily living aids available for people with dementia.

More Than Mobility would like to make the lives of any of our customers suffering with as easy as possible.  Adaptations and improvements to the home may allow a person to stay at home for longer.   We have a wide range of mobility products and services including wheelchairs, walking aids, bathing & toileting aids to useful daily living aids to help make things easier for you or a family member and to allow them to live their life to the full. Therefore if you need advice about mobility products then do take a look at our website or you can call us in confidence on 0800 046 3949.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Dementia Awareness Week 15th – 21st May 16

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by morethan

This week is Dementia Awareness Week (#DAW2016) and More Than Mobility and the Alzheimer’s Society are encouraging anyone who is worried about dementia to confront their concerns and get in touch with the Alzheimer’s Society.

Hundreds of thousands of families are touched by dementia every year and many people don’t know where to turn. We know dementia can be scary but you don’t have to face it alone.

If you’re worried that you, or someone close to you, might have dementia, call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 or email helpline@alzheimers.org.uk for advice and support.

Other Ways to Support Dementia Awareness Week

Attend your nearest event – hundreds of awareness raising and fundraising events are taking place this week incommunities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Visit the following page and click on the map to find a Dementia Awareness Week event near you.

Or why not organise your own fundraising event or run a Dementia Friends Session?

More Than Mobility would like to make the lives of any of our customers suffering with as easy as possible.  Adaptations and improvements to the home may allow a person to stay at home for longer.   We have a wide range of mobility products and services including wheelchairs, walking aids, bathing & toileting aids to useful daily living aids to help make things easier for you or a family member and to allow them to live their life to the full. Therefore if you need advice about mobility products then do take a look at our website or you can call us in confidence on 0800 046 3949.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Keep Healthy This Year by Drinking Less!

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 by morethan

Last week’s updated drinking guidance by the Department of Health came as a bit of a shock to us all who like a drink in moderation each week.   The new reduced recommended drinking limits have been announced in light of recent research with the aim to help keep health risks low.

Men and women should now drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week – the equivalent of six pints of average strength beer or seven glasses of wine.The rules also say that it’s best not to “save up units” and drink them all in one go and to make sure you have alcohol-free days.

However a leading doctor has further warned that Britain faces a “timebomb” of serious illnesses such as dementia, braindamage and liver disease because older people are drinking too much.

“The number of older people drinking unsafely and unhealthily is rising at an alarming rate, putting their health at risk and further strain on NHS services,” said Dr Tony Rao, Britain’s leading expert on drinking.

More older people are admitted to hospital in England every year for mental and behavioural disorders related to alcohol use (11,373) than for alcohol-related liver disease (9,890). The number of 60- to 74-year-olds treated as in-patients for mental and behavioural disorders – including alcohol dependence and alcohol withdrawal – has almost doubled over the past decade, from 5,074 in 2005-06 to 9,492 in 2014-15. Among those aged 75 and older, the figure has risen from 1,265 to 1,881 over the same period. Both increases far outstrip the growth in the elderly population.

The proportion of admissions among those aged 60 or over for any reason caused by alcohol-induced mental and behavioural disorders has also risen from 13% to 17% over that period.

More over-60s are also being hospitalised for alcohol-related brain damage, a condition known as Korsakoff Syndrome, which is similar to dementia. It involves acute loss of memory caused by long-term heavy drinking and is irreversible. Numbers are small but the trend is sharply upwards. Just 149 over-60s were admitted with the syndrome in 2005-06, but in 2014-15 the figure was 376.

For more information on this article please visit The Guardian website and for more information on tackling issues please see the Alcohol Concern website.

Finally if one of your family or friends is suffering with dementia to take a look at our range of mobility products which can help with this condition.  This includes wheelchairs, walking aids, bed & chair products, adapted clothing and daily living aids.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

More Than Mobility supports Dementia Awareness Week

Monday, May 18th, 2015 by morethan

More Than Mobility and The Alzehimer’s Society would like to promote Dementia Awareness Week which is taking place this week (17th – 23rd May) and is highlighting the huge numbers of people with this illness who are living in care homes. Celebrity supporters are on board like Dame Judi Dench, Fiona Phillips and Robbie Savage.

According to figures provided by The Alzheimer’s Society, over 80 per cent of people in care homes have dementia. There are 800,000 adults – some aged as young as 40 – living with dementia. However becoming forgetful does not necessarily mean that you have dementia as many of us notice that our memory becomes less reliable as we get older. Diagnosing dementia is often difficult, particularly in the early stages. The GP is the first person to consult. The GP may then refer the person being diagnosed to a specialist such as a consultant. Do visit the Alzheimer’s website for information regarding symptoms.

Dementia can happen to anyone and there’s currently no cure. It can strip you of your memory, your relationships and your connection to the world you love, leaving you feeling isolated and alone. At The Alzheimer’s Society, they believe that life doesn’t end when dementia begins, and we should do everything we can to help people living with dementia hold onto their lives and the things they love for longer.   We also believe it’s possible to do new things and have new experiences, too. And that’s what this year’s Dementia Awareness Week is all about.

Do Something For Dementia Awareness Week!

There are many ways to get involved, get out and about and do something for Dementia Awareness Week:

  • Take Part In an Event either trekking, running or walking
  • Campaign or Donate – The Alzheimer’s Society are asking people to make a £3 donation if they can. Just text NEW to 70660 to donate £3 to help people living with dementia.
  • Volunteer – Activity Groups, Support Services

More Than Mobility would like to make the journey through dementia as easy as possible. Adaptations and improvements to the home may allow a person to stay at home for longer.

We have a wide range of mobility products including wheelchairs, walking aids, bathing & toileting aids, moving and handling products and useful daily living aids to help make things easier for you or a family member and to allow them to live their life to the full.

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Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com