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Tips on enjoying the garden at any age

... them. Snails have an annoying habit of eating the labels on containers so anything that is no longer recognisable can be disposed of with care. And any unwanted tools can be given away on free sites or sold at car boot sales. A well-earned rest Some of ...

Independent living with hearing loss

... . There are so many of these available that it is easy to find one that fits in with the rest of the bedroom. Caring for others There are also alert systems to help someone with hearing loss care for another person. Pressure sensors can trigger a pillow ...

Is it time to hang up the car keys?

... can make winter get-togethers particularly difficult. If you want Christmas at your place, can you arrange drivers for your parents to get them home again, or can they stay overnight and travel back in daylight? What are the alternatives? Giving up driving equates for many ...

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

... winter require greater concentration and understanding of how to deal with expected and unexpected challenges. Even if we persuade our parents to stay at home, we may have to get to them instead. Dave Hall of CAT Driving offers some invaluable advice to anyone who has to ...

Father's Day gift guide

... rain or shine treat your dad to a trip to a National Trust property for a walk through history complete with cold locally-brewed beer and home grown food. For the more adventurous dad why not try indoor skydiving? Not for the faint-hearted but open to all ages Airkix ...

Safe exercise in later life expands horizons

... , as she approached the age of 96, having enjoyed a long and healthy life. Her last 4 years were spent under the care of my younger sister, Marian, whose physical health, strength and love for our mum made her a great carer. My ...

No more digging

... that he will be tending it to the end. So it took me a long time to realise that despite all the treatment and care he's received for problems large and small over the last few years, he's not going to get back out there. First he ...

Tips on buying travel insurance for medical conditions

... we've learned. 1. Travel insurance is important if you're travelling abroad as it will cover at least some of the cost of hospital care and repatriation if necessary. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) cover (which replaced the old E111 in 2006) in ...

How to claim a lost pension

... name, moved to a foreign country or in with relatives, misplaced the paperwork that corresponds to their pension plan, have moved into care, have mental health challenges or they're the surviving partner of a pensioner- entitled to survivor's benefits or nominated as a beneficiary. ...

I am ham. Or jam

... generation". Our parents and our grandparents were more likely to have children young, and enjoy a bit of break before taking on care for their parents. Now though we are starting families later, and our parents are living longer. Taking responsibility for others is ...