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How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... should be lower as they're deemed a safer driver (unless their driving history states otherwise!). There comes a time however when age is considered a greater risk and the tide will turn. Premiums start to increase and fewer companies will be willing to insure older ...

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

... providing helpful guides on how to find the right policy to suit their pet's needs. With more than 70 million pet owners over the age of 50 in the UK, pet insurance is something many will have to purchase. Helping your parent make the right choice can ...

How to cope when your parent has a stroke

... How to cope when your parent has a stroke stroke, memory, depression, eldercare Suffering a stroke is a danger at almost any age, but it's our parents who are often most at risk. It can be terrifying when a parent has a stroke but making ...

5 tips for preventing falls in the home

... injuries each year. In 2013, about 25,500 older adults in the USA died from unintentional fall injuries. Furthermore, people age 75 and older who fall are four to five times more likely than those age 65 to 74 to be admitted to a long-term ...

Holiday destinations for older people

... just that a break, something different and a chance to get away from home for a bit of peace and relaxation.Deciding where to take ageing relatives, however, can be tricky. Not only do you have to consider budget but there are many, many other factors ...

Retiring to the country - 8 things to discuss before your parents decide

... change, they may find that the countryside is not as idyllic as they first thought. In rural areas, not only is the ageing population growing much faster, but there are also significant additional factors to be taken into consideration- isolation, availability of suitable housing ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly? DEMENTIA CARE, SHOPPING, INDEPENDENCE, AGEING, POPULATION Written by Kathy Lawrence Simple changes can make navigating and enjoying the shopping and eating out experience much easier for those with dementia. Shops, restaurants and community spaces regularly do ...

Talking about dying with your parents

... mismatch between what we say we feel comfortable doing and what we actually do. While the majority of us, including those in older age groups, say we're comfortable talking about dying, most people are still shunning important conversations and practical actions to manage their end of ...

Carers support groups, can they help?

... 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 perhaps a partner until they're faced with it. Talk to people who get it. Seeking out a group of people ...

What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... may need support to enable them to stay independent and continue to live in the comfort of their own home. If your parents are ageing and becoming less steady on their feet, they may need to consider using a walking aid or making basic adaptations to their home ...