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Tips on safely managing money for the less mobile

... Tips on safely managing money for the less mobile MONEY, FINANCE, BANKS, FRAUD Handing over a bank card to someone else is a breach of Ts&Cs. So how can those with limited mobility withdraw cash and manage money? Helen Doyle, Head ...

Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents?

... Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents? dementia, alzheimer's, communication, memory, Eleanor Bryson, from Memory Bank, shares how watching archive footage of the past has helped older people and those with dementia recall memories and communicate with their loved ones ...

How to manage your parent's financial affairs

... of attorney, welfare Associate Solicitor Stuart Adams, from Penningtons Manches LLP, shares his advice on how to deal with organisations such as banks, building societies and utility companies on your parent's behalf when there is no Power of Attorney in place. While it's your parent's ...

What to do when a parent dies

... received from the registrar, to do this. You may only need to pay a deposit at this time yourself, which your parent's bank will reimburse on production of a receipt. The bank should also pay the final invoice from your parent's bank account without argument. ...

Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... annoying calls from automated systems. Nearly 24m was lost in 2014 alone to fraudsters tricking people across the UK into transferring money into bogus bank accounts. Again it's vital to impress on family that they do not give out personal or financial information to anyone who calls them ...

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

... questions to ask are: What will you do when you can no longer drive? "Rural service deserts" means that the nearest bank, GP surgery, shop or Post Office could be miles away. Even country pubs are fewer and farther between than they were ...

How to find the right travel insurance for your parent

... . Combing through your parents' paperwork may help to avoid something being missed and ensure they're getting the comprehensive cover they need. Don't bank on account insurance Many banks now offer travel insurance as part of their premium accounts or savings plans. If your parents have this ...

How to make downsizing a good experience

... and diplomacy. Hence I try to "Gift Again". The outcome is so much more positive than a few pounds in the bank for 50-year-old "too good to be used" wedding presents. SellOkay if you must. This is usually the most tedious and ...

When helpers become the enemy

... stuffed in supermarket bags hung at the back of wardrobes, antiques under floorboards and in the loft, and we discovered he was paying bank charges on paintings, jewellery and silverware stored in suitcases by the bank. For years, whilst my father was ill, I ...

Top tips for helping older people overcome mild depression

... there can be plenty of reasons for people to celebrate their golden years. Sometimes, however, life has other ideas. Maybe the bank balance won't quite stretch to an annual cruise, or the grandkids might end up living at the other end of the country or ...