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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 ... our parents get older there's an increasing chance that they may experience some degree of sight loss. 1 in 5 people aged 75 and ...

What happens during a cataract operation?

... What happens during a cataract operation? cataracts, sight loss, visual impairment, story, Operations to remove cataracts and improve eyesight are ... out every day across the country. Knowing that doesn't necessarily lessen the fear of what exactly is going to happen. John Harrison, ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... need to supply a copy of their award letter. Has a visual impairment. This requires a copy of the applicant's Certificate of Visual ... depend on public transport for financial reasons or because they are physically impaired. Two of those discount cards are: Senior Railcard which gives ...

How speech therapy can improve communication

... to which this happens can vary from person to person. A visual or hearing impairment can also affect their ability to communicate. Sometimes ... could be a number of causes: their actual speech has become impaired (i.e. the sounds that come out of their mouth) ...

How to apply for Attendance Allowance - what you need to know - Part 1

... pillar to post. Four calls later, including one to the Visual Impairment Unit, and I was finally told that the work the ... authority does has nothing to with Attendance Allowance and that I should go directly to the Attendance Allowance section of the government website. The ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... enabling them to complete the jigsaw unassisted. Dexterity and cognitive and visual impairment challenges are also important. Images with a high colour contrast ... people who have visual issues and the pieces are large and tactile enough to be used by elderly hands unaided. The choice of image ...

Saving money on your parents' energy bills

... health, is registered as disabled, or has a hearing or visual impairment, they may be eligible for extra help offered by energy ... . Most providers have a Careline number you can call to register your parents with the service. If you're worried about salespeople coming to ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... case of fire does the home have alarms suitable for residents with visual or hearing impairments? Are there fire escapes on each floor and ... they accessible for those with mobility issues? If your parent is injured or has a health complication does the home have their own transport ...

Independent living with hearing loss

... also come with extra large buttons to make dialling easier for the visually impaired or people who are losing their hand dexterity. Being able ... use the telephone is a lifeline for many people. Calling family and friends to find out news and gossip makes people feel less isolated ...

How to arrange a community care assessment

... , their mental health, safety, communication skills in terms of visual and hearing impairments and disease prevention. If your parent has mental ... needs they're entitled to a community care assessment to determine their social care needs as well as an assessment by a mental healthcare professional under ...