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Helping parents to avoid depression

... Helping parents to avoid depression Depression, Mental Health, Loneliness, Relationships, Retirement With depression known to be a real risk in an ageing population, there are many ways that we can help our parents to keep active and independent to stave off the gloom. Our ...

Older but not over the hill

... independence, communication, arthritis, mobility, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. There's a societal habit of associating old age with decrepitude. Because someone is elderly they automatically can't do things for themselves. They can't hear and see as they used to ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia

... How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia anorexia, malnutrition, healthy eating Anorexia may not be an illness that's commonly associated with ageing parents and yet it's a condition that can stem from lack of motivation, lack of control or bereavement- all of which are ...

How can I get mum to take my worries about her seriously?

... your brother refuse to take your concerns seriously. However, it does seem like your mother is at risk. You don't mention her age or the reason for her falls but the last fall was serious and the next one could be worse. Her driving is also ...

Urinary incontinence: causes, treatments, symptoms

... Urinary incontinence: causes, treatments, symptoms URINARY INCONTINENCE, INDEPENDENCE, ELDERCARE Urinary incontinence is often seen as an inevitable sign of ageing but that's not necessarily the case. There could be other causes that can be addressed. And for those who do have to ...

How to find the right life insurance for your parent

... take into account any likely changes to their income during that period and be sure they are comfortable with the amount. Depending on the age of your parent, their needs for life insurance will vary which will in turn reflect on the type of life insurance they choose ...

How to help your parent prevent heart disease

... How to help your parent prevent heart disease exercise, healthy eating, heart disease Heart disease affects just under 500,000 people aged 75 and over in the UK. We've gathered together some tips to help your parent reduce the risk of heart disease as they ...

Joining book clubs and more without leaving home with TalkTime

... quite a challenge for anyone that's housebound or can only get out with help. We look at a scheme run by the charity Independent Age in the UK that aims to help people with similar interests talk together by phone. It started as a telephone book club, ...

How your employer can retain the skills of working carers

... ELDERCARE, WORK LIFE BALANCE By Kathy Lawrence We've come a long way in recognising the needs of parents at work. Now in an ageing population it's time to help at those caring for elders or risk losing experienced and talented staff. Forward-thinking organisations have already started implementing ...

Footwear choices for older people

... Footwear choices for older people FOOTWEAR, MOBILITY, AGEING Feet and the way people walk change as they get older. Some find their balance and mobility are impaired. So is there advice for everyone to help them stay comfortable and stable (as well as looking ...