Category Archives: Top tips

Free eye tests

Specsavers will do home visits for eye tests. You can either contact your local branch, phone 0808 258 7150 or go to their website : https://www.specsavers.co.uk/home-eye-tests/request-a-free-home-visit

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More top tips for you

Thank you to Sharon for passing on this address for a YouTube video covering assorted top tips for people with Parkinsons’ Click here to view the video It is a Zoom “meeting” of 4 people in America, exchanging ideas and … Continue reading

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CareCo mobility shop in Blackwater

CareCo mobility shop near M&S has a large range of useful items from major purchases such as mobility scooters, down to simple items to make your life easier such as walking sticks. Click here for their website. The website talks … Continue reading

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Top tips from our November meeting

We had a great meeting on November 17th which was given over to our members exchanging “top tips”. Lots of useful ideas came out of that and they are summarised below Top tips on coping with Parkinson’s

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Age UK winter advice

Age UK have a useful booklet on winter advice, covering “Staying well over winter” and “Heating your home”. It is a large document which may take some time to download! Click here to download

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Quick summary of benefits

The following is lifted directly from a newsletter of Home Instead. There is plenty of financial support out there available from the state, but it can confusing understanding what benefits you are or aren’t entitled to. We thought the information … Continue reading

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Leaflet of simple exercises

I make no apology for making another post about exercising. Parkinson’s UK is very clear that exercise is very important, indeed I have heard it called “the new medication”. Active Surrey has made a leaflet giving 6 very simple exercises … Continue reading

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Using nordic walking poles

A member has let me know that he has found the use of nordic walking poles very beneficial. They help him balance and have therefore improved his mobility. One big advantage is that they are, in his words, “infinitely adjustable” … Continue reading

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Exercise videos from Parkinson’s UK

During lockdown, Parkinsons’s UK have been putting up a series of videos to help you keep exercising. They are on YouTube and if you click here, you should get to a list of them. Lots of choice including balance, seated … Continue reading

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10 Today exercise videos

We all know exercise is very important but it is so difficult to keep going during lockdown when we don’t have the weekly motivation of an actual exercise class.The internet is awash with videos, targetted at all ages and abilities, … Continue reading

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