How to use a Dosette box

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Forgetting to take medication, or forgetting that you’ve taken it and taking too much, can have serious consequences. A dosette box can make make all the difference. Why use a dosette box? Medication management has grown increasingly complex over the past years. It’s therefore critical to know how to use a dosette box, also known as …

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Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada and Germany all top the list of countries that are best at caring for their elderly, while Britain trails behind at number 11.  Is Britain the best? Britain is by no means the worst, but we have a long way to go before we’re the best. Ranking 11th overall, the UK did well …

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The most simple tablet for elderly users will probably be the most simple tablet for every user. Good tablet design is intuitive, it’s app design that can make things more complicated. What is the best simple tablet for the elderly? What are the important characteristics when looking for a simple tablet for older people? Easy …

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By not adhering to an often complex combination of treatments, patients can unwittingly expose themselves to a number of health risks. Compliance, or adherence, to a medication regime can prove to be a problem for your elderly loved one, for a variety of reasons. But when elderly people don’t take medication that has been prescribed to …

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Setting up Wi-Fi or broadband for an elderly parent can open up new avenues of communication and freedom. Why have Wi-Fi? As your loved ones age, they can become isolated. It’s very easy for this to happen, mobility issues lead to difficulties in getting out and about to see people, and close friends succumb to …

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Genealogy can provide your elderly loved one with a comforting sense of ‘place’ in history. Luckily there are some simple steps you can take to start your research. Helping your elderly parent with their family tree Many people reach a point in their life when they want to find out more about their family history and ancestors. In …

Elderly Driving Issues

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Elderly driving issues can be caused by medical conditions and specific treatments, issues with hearing and sight, and reduced reaction times. Elderly driving issues – is your parent safe? Older drivers are equally capable of driving as younger people and according to road safety statistics are safer on the road. However, according to the Royal Society …

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Look for the signs and speak to a doctor, then discuss alternatives such as: online shopping, local taxi and chauffeur services, buss passes, and regular lifts. How can you help your elderly parent give up driving? Being able to drive a car means freedom and independence, so the thought of giving-up driving is not something most …

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