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Living with blindness

... Living with blindness blindness, sight loss, depression, visual impairment, veteran Blindness affects almost 2 million people in the UK and as our parents get older there's an increasing chance that they may experience some degree of sight loss. 1 in 5 people aged 75 ...

Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss

... Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss dementia, hearing, blindness, mobility, communication, story This week's storyteller is Jacky. Another urgent call from mum but fortunately this one is less of a crisis than many others. Dad has walked ...

When a loved one loses their sight

... When a loved one loses their sight SIGHT LOSS, VETERANS, INDEPENDENCE Blindness is something that affects the whole family. When a loved one loses their sight the effects can be devastating for everyone involved, making the need for specialist support to help everyone overcome the ...

Improvements in accessibility in public transport

... to have this. In January 2017, it will become an offence for double-decker buses to forgo these measures. New help for the blind and partially-sighted at Stagecoach At Stagecoach we have explored various strategies to make travelling on its buses more accessible. One of the standout ...

Tax benefits for older people

... Your parent will qualify if they have a mental disability (including learning difficulties), a physical disability (including sensory disability such as blindness) or both or if their disability is severe enough to mean they need help with the following: Assistance with activities such as ...

Winter driving part 2: snow, ice, rain, fog and winter sun

... , especially at crossroads and junctions Beware of speeding up immediately as visibility improves slightly. In patchy fog you could find yourself "driving blind" again only moments later If you break down, get the vehicle off the road as soon as possible and inform the police ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... cleared up in the next update. Sight and Sound Technology, who developed the Respexi with the benefit of experience in technology for the blind, is committed to continuing development. Updates will be carried out remotely so there is little for the user to do except accept ...

How to cope with sleep problems in the elderly

... they may start to go to bed earlier which can be problematic for their sleep routine if it's still light outside. Buying some blackout blinds or curtains, wearing a sleep mask or switching off items that emit light (like mobile phones or televisions on standby) can ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... requires a copy of the applicant's Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI), BP1 Certificate (Scotland) or BD8 Certificate for being registered blind or partially-sighted. Has a hearing impairment. Againa copy of the award letter will be needed. Has epilepsy and has repeated attacks ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... long as possible, such as tools to make food preparation easier, jar or bottle openers, easy-to-use tin openers, kitchen items for blind or partially sighted users and pill dispensers. What will the carer need? Carers will needtheirown bedroom with a comfortable bed and bedside ...