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Mum refuses help - what can we do?

... Mum refuses help- what can we do? loneliness, independence, arthritis, mobility, story, This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Our storyteller talks about the dilemma of a mother who lives in a home that's no longer suitable for her needs ...

Older but not over the hill

... Older but not over the hill eldercare, 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. ...

How do I cope with caregiver guilt?

... her 78 year old mother who's fairly physically disabled after suffering a stroke 12 years ago (slight weakness down right side) and spinal arthritis. Her mobility isn't great. I try to do my share but recently I've been working away from home a lot. The ...

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

... much" turns out to be a complete write-off! She's keen to buy another car, but her mobility issues- she's riddled with arthritis and has had cervical spondylosis for years, meaning that she can barely turn her head- worry me no end. I'm recently ...

Footwear choices for older people

... walks. This can alter over time, as a result of a number of factors. For example, an individual who suffers from arthritis may change how they walk to minimise pain. Changes to gait can have a direct impact on our balance. When balance does ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... can be both unpredictable and inclement for weeks at a time. For parents with medical conditions easily exacerbated by colder weather, such as arthritis and joint pain, extreme temperature changes can adversely affect their health. Dreary weather can also prevent an older person from getting out ...

Mother's Day gifts for grandma 2015

... who enjoys gardening will be itching to get out in the fresh air for a touch of weeding and seeding. If your mother has arthritis or weakened wrists then Designed2Enable has some helpful lightweight gardening tools with ergonomic handles. Crafting is very popular now and a subscription to ...

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

... parent doesn't have pet insurance in place their pet could become costly as they get older. Age related conditions in pets are not uncommon arthritis, tumours and heart conditions can all be expensive to treat on a continual basis if they're not covered by pet insurance. Quite ...

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

... Continuing Healthcare? Many medical conditions that we may deem "complex" aren't considered eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare including dementia, Alzheimer's, arthritis and osteoporosis which will all be discounted as part of the assessment process. If you're unsure about your parent's eligibility it's best to ...

How do I help my elderly parent bathe?

... or shower choices available to your parent. If it is a soak in the bath that they miss due to a problem such as arthritis, a bath lift or walk-in bath would be an option. If a shower is the only option then you can look into ...