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Ageing parents - who cares?

... Ageing parents- who cares? eldercare, carer, workload, responsibility, balance The number of people aged 85 and over in the UK has shot up in recent years and it's predicted to double in the next two decades. As they get older, people ...

Food for thought - healthy eating tips for ageing palates

... Food for thought- healthy eating tips for ageing palates healthy eating, nutritional value, fresh food, ready-meal, cooking, cancer Home-style catering expert and fresh food advocate Janice Caluori offers advice on preparing nutritious meals that appeal to the changing tastes that come with age ...

Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents?

... Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents? dementia, alzheimer's, communication, memory, Eleanor Bryson, from Memory Bank, shares how watching archive footage of the past has helped older people and those with dementia recall memories and communicate with their loved ones ...

Age and swallowing problems - how speech therapy helps

... Age and swallowing problems- how speech therapy helps speech therapy, swallowing, stroke, aspiration Swallowing difficulties can be associated with ageing, or might be the symptom of another health issue. Speech and language therapist Laura Dawson describes how problems can be identified and addressed ...

How do you view ageing?

... How do you view ageing? identity, independence, It's worth examining our assumptions about the process of getting old to see if they're more negative that we'd like to think. How do you view the process of ageing? Maybe trying to support your parents to ...

A focus on vitamin D – how the "sunshine" vitamin can improve health

... A focus on vitamin D – how the "sunshine" vitamin can improve health NUTRITION, VITAMIN D, AGEING Dr David Mantle, nutritional adviser at Pharma Nord, discusses the importance of vitamin D to health in an older person. Why we miss out on ...

Tips on enjoying the garden at any age

... Tips on enjoying the garden at any age GARDENING, INDEPENDENCE MOBILITY, ADVERTORIAL As the weather warms up it's time to get out in the garden. But as the years pass ambitions change and bodies need more help, so we've put together some tips for getting ...

How to find the right travel insurance for your parent

... , providing a helpful guide on how to find the right policy to suit their needs. The cost of travel insurance increases as we age- a sad fact considering that for many of our parents the retirement years are seen as a time for travel. The older ...

Tips for travelling with ageing parents

... Tips for travelling with ageing parents holiday, mobility, wheelchair, travel As our parents get older, we need to put some thought into the issues surrounding long-distance travel. We might be going on holiday together, or they might be travelling separately. Here are ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... , workload, responsibility, retirement, career Women in their 50s and 60s are working longer whilst taking the lion's share of care for ageing family members. As career opportunities begin to slim with care responsibilities often over spilling into working hours it's clear that older women can ...