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What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... in mobility aids for your parents mobility, independence, occupational therapist, Katherine Pyne, creator of online disability shop designed2enable.co.uk, shares her advice for finding the right mobility aids to suit your parent's needs as well as personal style. As our parents get older, their ...

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Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place

... being discharged from hospital without enough care to support them at home. Aleisha White, an independent social worker and founder of The Care Advice Service, explains what services should be available and how you can make sure they are in place. Why patients are discharged quickly ...

How to manage your parent's financial affairs

... your parent's financial affairs money, finances, power of attorney, welfare Associate Solicitor Stuart Adams, from Penningtons Manches LLP, shares his advice on how to deal with organisations such as banks, building societies and utility companies on your parent's behalf when there is no Power ...

What to put on your bucket list?

... asked older people what they would suggest for their younger family and friends. Here's their top 20. Who better to take bucket list advice from than those who are now retired and living out their aspirations or who now wish they'd seized the day more often when they ...

How to support an elderly carer

... How to support an elderly carer eldercare, balance, companionship, advice, relationships Dear Lesley,My father died 15 years ago and my mother has been with a new partner for the last 10 years, although they don't live together. In some ways their ...

Maintaining a relationship when your parent has dementia – a real-life story

... Maintaining a relationship when your parent has dementia – a real-life story DEMENTIA, CARE HOME, ADVICE, RELATIONSHIPS Our specialist ageing parent "agony aunt" Lesley Trenner has been talking to people about the emotions around caring for family members living with dementia. Here she ...

How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia?

... How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia? ADVICE, RELATIONSHIPS, ELDERCARE, DEMENTIA Hello Lesley, I like the site very much and wish I had known of it when supporting my elderly parents. Both my parents have passed away now but ...

Talking about your eldercare challenges

... Talking about your eldercare challenges relationships, responsibility, communication, balance, advice, When you're supporting an elderly person you can suddenly find yourself confronted with emotional and practical problems you're not equipped to face without support. While we know people benefit hugely from our web ...

Carers support groups, can they help?

... online for an hour and a half once a week talking about the challenges they were facing, listening to others' issues and offering advice as well as counsel. The lessons I've learned No one ever thinks about how to be a carer for an ageing parent or ...