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Tackling all those to-dos

... Tackling all those to-dos balance, responsibility, commitment, workload Work, home and play can keep us busy enough. But when we add supporting ageing parents into the mix, our to-do lists can start to look overwhelming. Personal and professional development coach Rhiannon Ford ...

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 ...

Slowing down

... Slowing down relationships, respect, balance, The changes that our parents are undergoing can be frustrating for everyone concerned. Understanding what's happening and being patient is important for our relationships. It's really hard to do. Slowing down to the speed of ageing parents. ...

Supporting dementia carers at work

... vascular dementia, I knew how hard it is to work whilst caring for a person with dementia. Good work/carer/life balance is challenged. The sense of isolation and the effect on performance and health is significant, but dementia carers think they won't be ...

5 tips for preventing falls in the home

... they'll take to execute their movements safely. 2. Exercise regularly It is important that the exercises focus on increasing leg strength and improving balance, and that they get more challenging over time. Tai Chi programmes and Yoga are especially good because they work your core and ...

Safe exercise in later life expands horizons

... your ability, that your parent stays fit, healthy and able as they age will help you, your family and inevitably your bank balance in the long run. If your parent keeps fit it's likely that they'll keep physical and financial dependency at bay as far into ...

How to keep your parent's fridge fresh and organised

... relies on a supermarket delivery service or perhaps you do a trawl for them as part of your weekly shop it's important to strike a balance between an overflowing fridge and a bare one. Typically having a mix of long-life items such as cans of fruit or veg ( ...

How do I help my elderly parent bathe?

... a bath seat, which allows them to sit upright in the bath and have a wash. If your parent has an issue with balance a walk-in bath which has a door providing easy access is another option to consider. Your parent just needs to step into the ...

What to do when a parent dies

... : banks and building societies to stop any transactions on their accounts any mortgage company the council tax department utility companies Ask them for account balances, interest for the tax year and debts outstanding- all as at the date of death. This saves it being done again ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... also available. Residential homes and nursing homes Also known as care homes, residential homes are suitable for those who want extra support that balances some privacy with community, but don't need specialised nursing help. As you'd expect, nursing homes are care homes with onsite nursing ...