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Benefits for the hearing disabled

... Benefits for the hearing disabled HEARING LOSS, BENEFITS, AUDIOLOGY The World Health Organisation has predicted that by 2030 adult-onset hearing loss will be one of the top ten problems in Britain, outstripping both cataracts and diabetes. So how do you get help and are there ...

Avoiding the age-related muscle loss of Sarcopenia

... Avoiding the age-related muscle loss of Sarcopenia Eldercare, Health, Sarcopenia, Muscle Loss Age-related muscle loss affects all of us as we age. Typically from the age of 45, people lose 1-2% of muscle every year. This eventually causes fatigue, frailty and ...

How to help your parents manage tinnitus

... How to help your parents manage tinnitus tinnitus, hearing loss, hearing aid, nhs, audiology Emily Broomhead, Projects Manager for the British Tinnitus Association, shares practical tips for managing your parent's tinnitus and delves into the different devices you can buy to help. ...

How to cope with bereavement

... with bereavement death, grief, end-of-life, bereavement Grief is something no one is ever really prepared for. Learning how to live with loss can be difficult and bereavement affects everyone differently but finding the right support can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle. We share where ...

How do I cope with constant repetitive questions?

... How do I cope with constant repetitive questions? DEMENTIA, MEMORY LOSS, CARER, ELDERCARE Dear Lesley I have been asked a question I couldn't answer today by my neighbour who cares for her mother and a lady she cleans for, both of whom have memory ...

Why eating well is important in dementia

... current research to see if there is knowledge that we could use to help our parents and ourselves prevent or manage dementia. Rapid weight loss can be a very early sign of dementia Not eating enough is potentially a greater health risk than obesity for older people, says ...

Hearing service cuts in the NHS

... Hearing service cuts in the NHS Hearing loss, deafness, NHS, hearing aid, hearing test, audiology Are you starting to wonder when that appointment for the NHS audiologist is ever going to come through for your parent? Are you puzzled that they have a ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... visit. We reviewed an early version that still had some issues but many of these are being 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 ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia

... symptoms of anorexia in the elderly? Anorexia is often overlooked in the elderly as its symptoms can mimic those of old age. Weight loss, hair loss and a lacking appetite are signs of both ageing and anorexia but these symptoms on their own can't be used to ...

Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's?

... ? Dementia is an umbrella term describing the decline of mental ability. It is caused by a combination of factors that result in the loss of brain cells. Those factors include Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, stroke, the environment and our lifestyles- or just "bad ...