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Low-tech Lifesavers: The Denham Brush

Low-tech Lifesavers: Denham Brush

We’ve talked previously about how personal care is an extremely important but private element of life which we may require a little extra help with. Previously, we mentioned the hands free toothpaste dispenser and how that could help in your bathroom and today we’re looking at hairbrushes which can be extremely useful when living with a disability.

The Denham Hair Brush

Brushing and styling your hair can be extremely difficult if you have limited dexterity, weak grip or live with a spinal column injury. The Denman Brush isn’t specifically designed for users with disabilities but it is one of those products that can be a great help. As the picture shows, the design of the brush means you don’t have to worry about holding onto an awkward handle or gripping hard as you can slip it onto your wrist and brush your hair easily.

You can slip your hands through it to hold it

There are very, very few brushes like this on the market that you can hold by putting your hand through the gap, rather than holding onto the handle. They are very hard to come by. This make is very good for people who may be tetraplegic or have difficulty gripping a round handle.


Another benefit from this brush is that you can use it to apply shampoo and ensure it reaches all of your hair; its plastic pins are extremely soft and can massage any shampoos and conditioners right into your scalp to guarantee full cleaning. You can even use your brush to style your hair, in terms of adding waxes, gels and other styling products.

Fans of this product are extremely impressed by the softness of the pins, ensuring all tangles are removed without causing any pain and also love how it can be used on the scalp as a massage tool.

If you or someone you know finds it difficult to grip a hairbrush or to find more about this Denham Brush or buy one for yourself,  please click in the box below:

This tweet was posted about the brush 🙂

@ Thanks for the link to the Denham brush Duncan, I had a similar one years ago but it got lost in a house move. 🙂


Essential Items: The Bed Leaver

Essential Items: The Bed Leaver

Some items are essential to our every day lives and are integral to ensuring we can get on without too much trouble and stress. Whilst living with a disability, the range of equipment and gadgetry used on a daily basis can be vast and there are some items which are absolutely essential to ensure a decent quality of life. One of these items is the Bed Leaver.

What is a Bed Leaver?

A Bed Leaver is probably the most well known bed grab rail that is used by both medical professionals and individuals in their own homes. They can be found in hospitals, respite centres and residential homes and as this tweet describes, they can really be an essential piece of kit:

@ For bedleaver Without it I'd never get up (or sit up or roll over...!) #disabilitygadgets I love my bedleaver....
Warped Woman

A Bed Leaver can help people with mobility difficulties sit up and get out of bed if necessary. With the support of a Bed Leaver, many people can feel significantly more independent and in control of their own lives. Used by both social services and medical professionals, this product has numerous recommendations behind it and the product itself is great quality.

An example of a Bed Leaver

As the photo shows, the Bed Leaver grab rail is mounted upon high grade plywood which is designed not to split or splinter and it has a well-finished end block which looks great on the outside of your bed. The rail itself looks like any regular bed rail and the wooden finish of the end block means you bed doesn’t end up looking too clinical.

The Bed Leaver is designed specifically for divan-style beds and can be fitted to single, double or king-size beds. With a Bed Leaver grab rail you can easily get in and out of bed without struggling and you can sit up and down with ease too. Living with a mobility disability can be difficult and aids like this can support daily life and make it a little bit easier.

The Bed Leaver is recommended by occupational therapists and other medical professionals alike so if you’re looking for a grab rail for your bed, click the box below for more info: