Category: Health and Fitness

CPAP Mask Issues – CPAP or Just Plain CRAP

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a machine that most sufferers of sleep apnea use each night. It basically fires a blast of air down your throat via a mask worn on the face to ensure that your airway stays open during sleep. Sufferers of sleep apnea basically stop breathing at night and the CPAP

New Special Needs Resource

Launched in December 2018 by the parent of a special needs child who has spent 14 years supporting his child who has learning and physical disabilities, “Special Needs Today is run by parents for parents” and is a “one-stop shop” of easily understandable information covering health and lifestyle issues. The site aims to help parents

Disability Emojis Coming to a Device Near You

Icons showing a range of disability emojis such as hearing aids, guide dogs, wheelchairs and walking stick user as well as people with prosthetic limbs are just a few of the recent Apple approved images to be given the go ahead by the Unicode Consortium, the regulatory body that adds and approves these little characters

My Life as a Child Carer

I am not one for writing about my feelings or discussing them with others but I have been told doing so could help me as well as hopefully helping others. My Name is Kirsty.  My mum was diagnosed with MS in her late 30’s and hid it from me as a very young child as

Disabled Bloggers Wanted

ABLEize is looking for disabled bloggers to express their thought, views or just tell others about their life experiences. You have a story to tell and people want to read it, its your time to shine. Disabled Bloggers Wanted ABLEize has been around since 2006 the directory @ www.ableize.com is the biggest and most viewed

Legal and Practical Help After Spinal Cord Injury

Around 1000 people within the UK and Ireland will receive a substantial spinal cord injury in the next 12 months with the highest rate of injury occurring between the ages of 15 to 38. The most common cause of spinal cord injury are road traffic accidents (36.8%) trips and falls (41.7%) sports injuries with the

Evacuation Chair Training | Why Evacuation Chairs are Important

Many of you will have read previous articles and blog entries from me concerning means of escape from multi-storey buildings and also the importance of knowing how to get out of a building before you go in it especially for wheelchair users. So today I’m going to revisit the subject but this time looking more

Secret to Staying Fit and Healthy – Whatever Your Age or Ability

In today’s world, staying healthy is a priority for everybody and that includes all ages and disabilities. People in their retirement stay as active as possible in order to maintain their wellbeing using a combination of good nutrition and physical exercise and the same can apply to all disabilities, it is not always easy to

Understanding Diabetic Footwear

Most of us know about diabetes and probably even know somebody that is diabetic so may well understand the risks and the complications that this common, yet dangerous condition can cause. Because many diabetics have varying levels of sensitivity in their feet they are often at risk of ulcers, calluses and other conditions that most

Benefits of Adjustable Beds

Most people think of adjustable beds as something only the disabled, elderly or infirm require this is probably because many people have only ever witnessed or slept in an adjustable bed while in hospital so tend to think of them as big bulky lumps of iron that raise you up and down or sit you

Memory Foam Mattress Benefits for the Disabled

Memory foam mattresses often confused me (okay I’m easily confused) most disabled people that I know that have got one seemed to be wanting just a better or more comfortable night’s sleep, suffering from back pain due to being in a wheelchair all day was my reason for getting one and giving it a try;

Difference Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is one of those conditions that all of us are aware of but very few of us give consideration to or appreciate just how it can affect the day-to-day tasks of those affected by it. It is reported that nearly 9,000,000 people in the UK alone suffer from one form or other of arthritis

Choosing the Right Hearing Aid

There are more than 10 million people in the UK that have one form or other of hearing loss, that’s a staggering one in six people and 45,000 of them are deaf children and 800,000 of UK people are severely deaf. Apologies for boring you with statistics, that part is now covered I promise you.