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Avoiding the age-related muscle loss of Sarcopenia

... to turn. So it could be valuable to encourage older people to eat more cheese and milk, which will also have the added benefit of helping to keep their bones strong and healthy. Some more eclectic sources of protein include pumpkin seeds, peanut butter, almonds ...

Saving money on your parents' energy bills

... download the application form here. Energy Grants Calculator you or your parents can fill in 2 questions and the calculator recommends the grants and benefits they could be entitled to. Priority Services Register (PSR) If your parent is a pensioner, has had long-term ill health ...

Incoherent Codes of Practice: Energy Companies

... they'll "be exempt from disconnection in winter". If your parent belongs to one of these categories they're also entitled to a free benefit assessment and gas-safety check from British Gas. Caring for customers. In its (Standard Tariff) Terms and Conditions British Gas stipulates ...

How to manage your parent's financial affairs

... the OPA. An OPA can last for no longer than 12 months, although it can be renewed every year indefinitely. The major benefit of an OPA is its simplicity the form itself (which is prescribed by statute) is no more than a few paragraphs in ...

How to fund care home fees through investment

... , this still leaves a big gap to fill. It's now also becoming apparent that the government's proposed Social Care Bill for 2016 will benefit very few people. Those of us with parents living in Scotland and Wales will need to consider the Government's proposals on the Care ...

Is a pet for your parent a good idea?

... parents who are lonely or socially isolated, keeping a pet has been shown to have all sorts of mental, emotional and physical health benefits. They encourage social interaction bridging the gap between young and old. They're a responsibility and routine setter- something for an elderly ...

How to apply for Attendance Allowance - what you need to know - Part 1

... updates with us. Here are the first few weeks. What is Attendance Allowance and who can claim it? Attendance Allowance is a benefit for those aged 65 or over with long-term health conditions, a disability or those who're terminally ill. Your parent or relative can ...

Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health?

... Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health? pets, loneliness, mental health, dementia, alzheimer's We explore the potential benefits of pet therapy as a way to relax and encourage our parents wherever they reside. As our parents get older, and perhaps begin ...

Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... and friendship for your parent. It's important to highlight that our homesharers are not carers but they are genuine caring and responsible individuals who benefit from sharing a home with your parent as much as your parent benefits from living with them. What does my parent have to ...

Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family?

... changes to the environment and equipment to help residents take part in the daily life of the home. As an example, someone might benefit from specialist seating and the occupational therapist will not only suggest which seating but show the carers how to position the resident to be ...