Category Archives: Top tips

Self-catering cottages in Dorset

Ellwood Cottages are three self-catering cottages in Dorset which are wheel-chair accessible. They get glowing reviews on tripadvisor! Find out more at or ring 01258 818196

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Winter Wellness

Rushmoor have brought out a very useful pamphlet about keeping well in winter. It does have some useful information which only applies to Rushmoor; there is also good advice for all of us, wherever we live. Click here to view

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Hints and tips

Parkinson’s UK has a publication called “Hints and Tips for People with Parkinson’s”. You can order this from their website, or you can download a copy from I much prefer to look at the Word version and it would … Continue reading

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Disability Railcard

You can get a Disability Railcard for £20 which entitles you to 30% off rail travel for yourself and a travelling companion if you are in receipt of a Personal Independence Allowance, a Disability Living Allowance or an Attendance Allowance. … Continue reading

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Dial 112 in an emergency

Dialling 999 in an emergency is a familiar idea. Please also be aware that you can use 112 as well. 112 might be the better choice from a mobile as even if your network would give you a weak or non-existent reception, one … Continue reading

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Tabtime pill dispenser

Lloyds Pharmacy have developed The Tabtime Super 8 specifically with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer patients in mind. It has eight compartments and up to 8 daily alarms at whatever times you request. It is a “set – and – forget” device.  … Continue reading

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If you have a smartphone, you may want to download the EasycallApp  which, not surprisingly, makes it easier to make calls to favourite numbers. The app is free and it can be downloaded onto an iPhone using iTunes or onto … Continue reading

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Easy turn / easy slide sheets

We have been contacted by a firm selling Easy Turn / Easy slide bedsheets.  They are promoting 2 types of sheets. The Easy Slide ones are 100% polyester with a satin weave finish for minimum friction. They are fitted so … Continue reading

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Free eyetests at home

The NHS will do a free eye test at home, if you have difficulty getting to a high street optician without assistance and you are over 60. Contact 0800 9549 100 for more details. (There are other eligibility criteria for … Continue reading

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