Posts Tagged ‘stroke’

Make May Purple for Stroke Month

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 by morethan

Make May Purple for stroke is the annual Stroke Awareness Month, taking place every May.

Across the UK more than a million people are re-building their lives after stroke, and the number of people affected by a stroke is set to rise. Get involved with Make May Purple and help to change the story for stroke survivors.

Muscle weakness after a stroke may lead to compromised grip strength:

Complete or partial loss of motor function is a very common side effect of stroke-related brain damage. Many patients lose strength or control of the body parts they depend on for everyday tasks because certain nerves and neurological connections may have been damaged during stroke.  Do take a look at some of our useful day to day mobility products suitable for stroke patients to help with muscle weakness:

Plug Tugs

These Plug-Tugs makes removing fiddly plugs less of a hassle and makes using electrical sockets much easier.  Price £3.99


Key Turner
This key turner provides extra leverage for easy turning of keys.  Curved handle fits comfortably in the hand allows for easy turning. Heavy duty plastic handle. Price £6.99


Handybar

Get in and out of your car easily with this strong, simple device. The HandyBar, with its soft grip, non-slip handle for extra comfort and super strong forged steel shaft, creates a safe, solid support handle where it is needed. Price £27.50

Please visit our website for our other products related to stroke we stock everything from wheelchairs to mobility scooters and everything for the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Action on Stroke Month

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by morethan

Show your support this month for stroke survivors in conjunction with the Stroke AssociationMake May Purple is the Stroke Association’s annual stroke awareness month, which takes place every May #StrokeMonth.

A stroke is a brain attack.  It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off.    Anyone can have a stroke but some people are more at risk than others.  By making simple changes to your lifestyle you can reduce your risk of having a stroke. Take a look at the Stroke Association website to see how you can reduce your risk.

It is also important to recognize the signs of a stroke in case you or a family member have one.  You need to think and recognize the symptoms of FAST (F = Facial Weakness, A = Arm Weakness, S = Speech Problems and T = Time to Call 999).

Why don’t you try one of our three ‘purple’ ideas to show your support for Stroke Month and raise money to conquer stroke?  Check out these simple ways to wear, bake or plant May Purple.

More Than Mobility would like to make your recovery from stroke as easy as possible, we stock a wide range of mobility products catered to recovering stroke patients.  Do take a look at our website.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Tomorrow Is World Stroke Day 2014 (29th October)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by morethan

Tomorrow marks World Stroke Day (29th October), which was established by the World Stroke Organization in 2006 to help spread public awareness of the world’s high stroke risk and stroke prevalence. Over at The World Stroke Organization they are dedicated to improving care for stroke survivors worldwide. World Stroke Day 2014 will focus on translating knowledge into action and generating a movement that stimulates collective responsibility and action. This year their main focus is on Women, for the below reasons:

  • Women have a higher stroke mortality rate than men
  • Many of the major stroke risk factors occur more frequently in women or are sex-specific to women
  • Women with stroke do not receive comparable care to men with stroke
  • There is a gender gap in stroke education

Stroke (also known as cerebrovascular disease) occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so it starts to die.

What are the warning signs of a stroke?

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

There are many campaigns happening to celebrate World Stroke Day; so we encourage you to please get involved if you can.  More information on activities can be found here.

Here at More Than Mobility we do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. We therefore provide a wide range of disability and mobility products to suit your specific needs from mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs to a range of daily living aids all suitable for people with Osteoporosis.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com