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Could a hearing test help prevent dementia?

You are probably aware of the importance of a hearing test to identify any problems with your hearing and take action to remedy the situation. However, you may not realise that hearing problems may contribute to the development of dementia and that any aids prescribed after a hearing test may help to prevent it.  What does the research say? First of all, it must be emphasised that the research is still in its early stages, and it would be wrong to have any certainty about the results.


Health and Mobility Scooters: Are You Well Enough to Drive a Scooter?

While most people use mobility scooters because of health conditions that prevent them from getting around as easily as they used to, this doesn’t mean that this kind of transport is suitable for everyone with a mobility issue. In some cases, medical conditions and medications may make using a scooter less of a good idea than it seems on paper. What health considerations should you think about before you decide whether to start using a scooter or not?


Can A Tens Machine Help Alleviate Your Pain?

Muscle and nerve injuries are very common occurrences and can often make it difficult for patients both in the short- and long-term, as they tend to linger and sometimes worsen over time. The tens machine is designed to give you a break from the pain and limit the amount of medication use you may otherwise be dependent upon. Here are a few things you should know about tens machines: What is a tens machine?


5 Tools to Help the Elderly Maintain Their Snacking Independence

If you or someone you love is an elderly person trying to maintain your independence, the right tools can be critical to that task. Cooking, in particular, can present challenges to the elderly. Ideally, you should have a helper cook your main meals, but you may face challenges snacking throughout the day. Whether you want a tea, a can of soda or a sliced apple, here are the tools you need to maintain your snacking independence: