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  1. Adaptive eating aids - 6 common independent eating challenges and how to solve them

    Cathie's Corner - adaptive eating aids

    Eating is not only important for nutrition, but also for social life engagement and enjoyment. So, I have put together a guide that identifies the frequently seen challenges around eating and what products are available to help make eating more efficient, and mealtimes more pleasurable.

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  2. Power lift recliner chairs - how to choose the right one for me

    Cathie's Corner - how to choose the right one for me

    Having decided or been advised that a Lift & Recline Chair might be helpful, how do you choose which one? Here are some key considerations when deciding which features to choose.

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  3. Power lift recliner chairs - what to consider prior to purchasing one

    Cathie's Corner - Power lift recliner chairs - what to consider prior to purchasing one

    Sometimes the easy part is deciding what we need to help us in our daily activities – like a “Lift & Recline” lounge chair for assistance to stand, sit, or rest in a comfortable position. Here are some things to consider before deciding which one to choose.

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  4. How to fold your rollator walker for storage or travelling

    Cathie's Corner :How to fold a walker

    We seem to get a lot of enquiries about how to fold a walker (or rollator as they’re sometimes called). The best method depends on the type of walker you have and it's not always as easy as it sounds. Here's some quick, simple tips to help you pack up and transport your rollator with ease.

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  5. Some practical information to make living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) easier

    Cathie's Corner MS Awareness week

    As with so many complex conditions MS is different for each person. Whilst there are many symptoms that are widely experienced, everyone’s body is unique and reacts differently.
    I thought it might be useful to provide some information about ways to do things more easily.

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  6. What is a mobility aid and which one is best for me?

    Cathie's Corner - what is a mobility aid and which one is best for me?

    Mobility aids are things that help you get about more easily/safely. From handy walking sticks and urban poles, to functional shopping trolleys and rollators or walkers, find out which mobility aids may be best for you. Find out which mobility aids will best help you to get stronger, recover, or just age gracefully.

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  7. Best folding shopping trolley for mobility and independence

    Cathie's Corner - shopping trolley

    Modern built for purpose Shopping trolleys are so much more than a way to get the shopping home. We have choices to suit all abilities and needs, so have a look and find your walking buddy.

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  8. 10 Great Gifts for Seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

    We have many things to provide orientation and focus, or comfort and distraction which can be really helpful to make the day feel much more manageable. We hope that some of these ideas will help you to feel better equipped to maintain better health and feel safe and supported in your day.

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  9. Review of different cushion types to help prevent pressure injuries

    The risk of pressure injury increases when a person has impaired mobility and or sensation changes. Understanding that pressure injuries result from prolonged pressure as well as from friction or dragging over a surface or rubbing on a surface, can help us to avoid the risks. The good news is there are a lot of pressure prevention cushion options to choose from depending on individual circumstances and needs.

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  10. Is SafeStraw the best drinking aid for people with dysphagia?

    Cathie's CornerDysphagia – the tendency to cough and ‘choke’ when drinking - can be a serious and frightening condition if it is not carefully managed. Thankfully, there are a number of eating and drinking aids, including the SafeStraw by Bionix, that can help people with dysphagia to eat and drink with more confidence.

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