From a user of Cocoon – Adaptive clothing for seniors

I am a Family Caregiver living in Abhiramapuram and my mother and I take care of my elderly grandmother. My grandmother has some challenges with mobility and with moving her right arm as she is a stroke survivor, but she manages quite well and is very lively. This Diwali, as per the custom each year, … Read more From a user of Cocoon – Adaptive clothing for seniors

Products for light incontinence

It has been estimated that light incontinence affects over 30% of people over the age of 18 at some point in time in their lives. Obviously, this problem and the percentage affected increases with age. For women, if you have had a few children, if you are overweight, if you are athletic, if you are … Read more Products for light incontinence

Toothpaste that rebuilds enamel – For people with sensitive teeth

A dear friend has written in to spread the word about a new toothpaste that can help rebuild enamel.  Read on… British scientists have developed a toothpaste that they claim contains a liquid form of calcium and can help in treating sensitive teeth by rebuilding the tooth enamel. People with sensitive teeth experience pain and … Read more Toothpaste that rebuilds enamel – For people with sensitive teeth

Foot care for diabetics

Over 60% of diabetics suffer from some form of nerve damage.  This is called diabetic neuropathy. People with diabetes can, over time, develop nerve damage throughout the body. Some people with nerve damage have no symptoms. Others may have symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness-loss of feeling-in the hands, arms, feet, and legs. Nerve … Read more Foot care for diabetics

Anti-bacterial properties of silver yarn

Earlier today I added 3 more products into our catalog.  These are socks made of cotton with a mix of silver yarn (actual 99.9% pure silver, according to the product literature) meant specifically for diabetics who are in general susceptible to infections. As I read (and wrote) about the special anti-bacterial properties of the silver … Read more Anti-bacterial properties of silver yarn

Don’t wait for your first break – get Anti-slip mats

October 20th was the World Osteoporosis day.  Their slogan is “Stop at one.  Make your first break the last”.   According to some studies, 1 in 5 older people die within a year of their first fracture and 1 in 3 become dependent on others within a year of their first fracture. Since many older people … Read more Don’t wait for your first break – get Anti-slip mats