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Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... homeshare scheme suit your parent? independence, loneliness, companionship, vulnerability According to the UK Office of National Statistics the number of people aged 85 and over is projected to reach 3.5 million by 2035, 2.5 times larger than in 2010. If the population continues to ...

Why eating well is important in dementia

... sense of smell and taste so eating becomes less appealing. Others find planning, shopping and cooking increasingly difficult. Both can be normal ageing or early symptoms of dementia. Eating less well will clearly lead to weight loss over time. Rapid weight loss may be an ...

And Fred came too: the struggle to care for a step-parent

... some years her senior. He was besotted with her and they led a happy and independent life for some years. Because of his age I had always thought that Fred would be the first to go and that I would then spend "quality time" with Mummy ...

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... Guide for plenty of ideas on helping to keep slower lives full and fun. Download the guide Sharing ideas to help you help your ageing parents make the most of their later years. Find useful advice and share experiences in care for the old and the elderly. ...

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 ...

Top tips for helping older people overcome mild depression

... Top tips for helping older people overcome mild depression depression, growing old, elderly, older people Depression can affect anyone of any age, but as people age, they can become more susceptible to feeling down. We look at ways that friends and family can ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... client is moving from the chair and provide assistance accordingly. This is valuable for preventing falls and given that a third of all people aged over 65 fall each year (equivalent to over 3 million2) and falls account for 10 25% of ambulance call-outs for people ...

Am I too old for braces?

... a matter of fact, my father came across similar problems. He never wanted to talk about his teeth. He came to an age where he considered tending to his crooked teeth to be redundant. This often seems to be the case with elderly people. Under ...

Tax benefits for older people

... Tax benefits for older people FINANCE, TAX, BENEFITS, ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE Do my ageing parents still have to pay tax? What benefits and schemes are there to help them? When you're helping relatives and friends to manage their finances as they get older, there ...

How speech therapy can improve communication

... How speech therapy can improve communication speech therapy, communication, relationships, stroke As our parents age they can face challenges that make speech more difficult. Speech and language therapist Laura Dawson explains how to identify the issues and how our parents can be helped. Why ...