Year: 2018

How have our tv-viewing habits changed over the last 50 years?

How Have Our TV-Viewing Habits Changed Over the Last 50 Years?

Written by Stannah on 4th December 2018

How has the way we consume TV changed, and is this the case for everyone? We don’t have to travel very far back down memory lane to find a completely different television landscape. Despite improved technology, the way we watched TV didn’t change much for the medium’s first 50 years. But today, things look quite […]

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Aging in Place: What to Do if Stairs Have Become a Problem

Written by Stannah on 23rd November 2018

Despite diverse backgrounds and varying income levels, seniors across the country, and around the world, are attempting to solve the problem of aging in place. In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, the CDC defines aging in place as, “The ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of […]

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The Arthritis Suit Experience: Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes

Written by Stannah on 19th November 2018

As a new member of Stannah’s International Content Team, getting the chance to visit company headquarters was a wonderful opportunity to get some first-hand experience with the company’s products and corporate values. Regardless of department, being able to empathize with our customers is crucial to developing a more accurate understanding of their needs. Therefore, there […]

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Aging in Place: Breaking Down the Barriers

Written by Stannah on 29th October 2018

In a recent blog, we discussed some common solutions for aging in place and the importance of planning ahead. While many consider moving house or relocating to the first floor to get around the stairs, a stairlift is often the most practical choice. But, what happens when the person who needs help doesn’t want to […]

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dizziness, vertigo or loss of balance?

Dizziness, vertigo or loss of balance?

Written by Stannah on 22nd October 2018

What’s the difference and what can you do about it? Table of contents Loss of Balance Dizziness Vertigo A Fear of Heights     Dizziness and vertigo are very common complaints among the elderly. However, feelings of unsteadiness are often dismissed and ignored because people think that they’re a normal part of aging like (for […]

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Off grid retirement

Retiring off the grid: An alternative retirement plan

Written by Stannah on 18th September 2018

Retiring off the grid (not literally – you can still have electricity and running water and feel like you’re living in the wilderness!). It may or may not be something you’ve heard of. It might even be something you’ve considered. If you’re thinking about it, this article could give you some insight into the thinking […]

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How can swimming improve balance?

Written by Stannah on 12th September 2018

We’ve all heard about how a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of developing life-threatening health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, we really don’t hear much about how important it is to improve our sense of balance and how doing so can go a long way to preventing falls, especially as we […]

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Still Alice: a story about early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Still Alice: a story about early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by Stannah on 31st August 2018

Images sourced from Newstateman and Howard or Film “What if you were to lose every memory you ever had?” in “Still Alice”, by Lisa Genova Julianne Moore’s Oscar and Bafta winning performance couldn’t have been more powerful. She completely transformed herself into a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University who faces an unexpected diagnosis. When she visits a […]

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