Mental Health: Cognitive Function And Daily Living Aids

In the past ten years in Ireland, there has been a large increase in the level of knowledge around mental health. Stigmas that would once have been attached to mental health issues are being lifted because of education. Currently, the economic cost of mental health to the country of Ireland is €3 billion per year. Only illnesses that are associated with the heart are more of a financial burden on the country.

Cognitive function refers to a person’s perception, memory, thinking and awareness. In many cases, a decline in cognitive function leads to a deterioration in physical health. A deterioration in cognitive function can lead to a person needing aids to fulfil tasks associated with daily living and independence.

Often people who suffer a decline in cognitive function can have problems walking, talking, with mobility, incontinence and memory loss. These issues are most often found to affect the elderly. Cognitive function has a direct impact on a person’s ability to lead an independent life. If the person is living at home, there are a range of products that are available to best help someone with cognitive function deterioration, to make their day easier and help them stay independent.

At Beechfield Healthcare we stock a range of products that help people that suffer with mental health issues such as cognitive function deterioration:

  • Aids for Daily Living: Products in this category include pill reminder containers, easy grip eating utensils, leg lifters, grab reachers and jar openers.
  • Bathroom: Products in this category include bath lifts, commodes, shower chairs, grab rails and Toileting Aids.
  • Bedroom: Products in this range include the Blanket cradles, over bed chair tables, mattresses and electric profiling beds.
  • Walking Aids: Walking sticks, crutches, walking walkers and rollators.

If you would like to know more information about our products or issues discussed in this article and how we can help, get in touch today.