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Choosing a car for the older driver

... Choosing a car for the older driver DRIVING, CAR, INSURANCE Throughout our lives our needs and desires change around what we want to drive. In this article Shân Hughes looks at choices for an easy, comfortable and economic drive for later years. There are ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... How to find the right car insurance for your parent Insurance, disability, pension, driving license, blue badge, bus pass When They Get Older has teamed up with Ashley Shepherd, Managing Director of Over50choices.co.uk, to explore the murky waters of car insurance and ...

Is it time to hang up the car keys?

... Is it time to hang up the car keys? driving, car, independence, insurance, Giving up driving is one of the most significant milestones in an older person's life. It's not surprising that so many are reluctant but as children worried for their safety ...

Winter driving part 2: snow, ice, rain, fog and winter sun

... Winter driving part 2: snow, ice, rain, fog and winter sun driving, car, weather, emergency, winter The tougher driving conditions in winter require greater concentration and understanding of how to deal with expected and unexpected challenges. Even if we persuade ...

How to keep driving with renewed confidence

... How to keep driving with renewed confidence Driving, Car, Independence Take the Advanced Driving Test at 86? It's a better option than hanging up the driving keys through lack of confidence as Shân Hughes, who's a supporter of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, explains ...

Winter driving part 1: Being prepared

... Winter driving part 1: Being prepared driving, weather, car, emergency Winter brings its own driving challenges as the roads flood or freeze and many more journeys are taken in the dark. Dave Hall, ex-police driver and now a driver trainer operating CAT Driving ...

Mobility scooters: a guide for the beginner

... a slightly longer journey? Does it need to go over rough terrain? Does it need to fit into one or a variety of cars for any day trips or holidays? There are two main categories that scooters fit into: Class 2 for pavement and pathway Class ...

Caring for a disabled mother-in-law

... her and for our family. When the day eventually came to bring my mother-in-law home again we had both sons with us in the car. I rested a patchwork quilt I had lovingly made for the pram on the car roof whilst I helped her in. In ...

What happens during a cataract operation?

... owner of the Allotment Garden, describes his experience to help others about to go through the same procedure. I was sitting in the car waiting to pick up my wife when I happened to rub my right eye. Much to my surprise the world was suddenly very ...

How do I cope with caregiver guilt?

... terribly from the guilt of having to do a lot of things doctor, dentist and hospital appointments, shopping, house, garden, car, etc but not wanting to have to do it sometimes. My mother-in-law is like a mum to me but she's wearing my ...