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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 ...

How tea parties help to ward off loneliness

... , story This week's storyteller is Gemma. Gemma tells us how she became a volunteer driver for Contact the Elderly. She describes the benefits of attending the charity's free monthly tea parties for everyone involved. I'd decided that I wanted to give something back to my community ...

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... ? There's plenty of advice on general questions to ask but here are a few more thoughts for you to consider. Read more Tax benefits for older people FINANCE TAX BENEFITS ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE When you're helping relatives and friends to manage their finances as they get older, there ...

Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia

... , with fit legs supposedly equaling a healthy mind. A study suggested that mental ageing was better when leg strength was stronger. The benefits and theory behind this remain to be seen. However keeping fit and healthy throughout life can help to reduce the risk and overall ...

Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... legs. As the technology has improved and our understanding has deepened, previously held beliefs have been blown out of the water to the benefit of patients. Why we need to take varicose veins seriously Approximately 15 to 20% of people have visible varicose veins. However ...

Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... address and telephone numbers and say something about discussing it with a friend/relative/local police officer. This gives the caller the benefit of the doubt without parting with any money on the spot or getting into any agreements. It may be that the work doesn't ...

Am I too old for braces?

... and we feel as if it is too late for us to consider wearing them, even though we are perfectly aware that we could benefit from doing so. On the contrary, there is no reason why seniors should not consider wearing one, especially when serious health ...

Living with blindness

... Veterans UK to talk about their No One Alone campaign which aims to reach out to the estimated 68,000 ex-service personnel who could benefit from the free, practical and emotional support provided by the national charity. Battling blindness alone is something no one should have to ...

How to help your parent use the internet

... an account of their own. This may be because they don't want to move their personal life online or because they don't understand the benefits of instantly accessing other people's life updates. Facebook and Skype are great ways for your parent to connect with family and friends. ...

What to do when a parent dies

... . The bank should also pay the final invoice from your parent's bank account without argument. Do check though. 5. Notify the benefits agency. When you register the death there is a form (white form) to complete and send off. This notifies the ...