When they get older logo

Search results

In praise of district nurses

... can be relied upon to take the time and effort to care for our elderly and ill parents at home. At 25 minutes to 1 on Monday we received a phone call from a district nurse to say that dad was confused and in pain and she was sending ...

Travelling with a parent who has dementia

... holidaying with your parent, here are five ways to help you travel with ease and have an experience for you all to treasure. 1. Speak to a healthcare provider Your parent's GP should have an idea of how they'll cope with different modes of transport. Long-haul ...

How will the 2014 Budget affect our parents?

... Cs when it comes to investment options. We've pulled out a few key things that could impact your parent's financial future the most: 1) A new Pensioner bond It's been a tough time to be a saver over the last few years with such a low interest ...

How to find the right insurance for your parent's pet

... piece of mind that their pet is protected should they need veterinary treatment. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), 1 in 3 pets need veterinary treatment every year which means your parent's pet may require medical attention more often than first thought. With ...

5 tips for preventing falls in the home

... prevent injury or even death, there are simple steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of an older friend or relative falling. 1. Take time As they think about what they want to do, an older person's mind naturally exceeds their body's ability to move ...

Tips on buying travel insurance for medical conditions

... go through the pain once a year, in other ways it may have made the process more difficult. Here's what we've learned. 1. Travel insurance is important if you're travelling abroad as it will cover at least some of the cost of hospital care and repatriation ...

What to put on your bucket list?

... what did they suggest? Here's the list and why we at When They Get Older think they're a good idea (mostly). 1. Study hard Probably one that most of us would like to tell our younger selves. 2. Take up a hobby Whatever ...

Practical projects bring people together in Men's Sheds

... Sheds in the UK Much of the learning behind the development of Men's Sheds across the UK comes from Australia where there are close to 1,000 Sheds, up from 300 just four years ago. In Australia, 90% of Sheds have no paid staff. ...

Speaking up for our community in Dementia Friends

... so doing to increase the acts of kindness to those with dementia, making their lives better. The target is to get an audacious 1 million people involved in bettering the life of dementia sufferers by 2015. The Alzheimer's Society is looking for partners to help them deliver ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... recommended as a way to solve issues associated with long distance care which would foster community spirit and promote social responsibility for ageing population. 1 in 4 women over 45 are carers and there is a 50% chance that, by the age of 59, a woman ...