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How to find the right insurance for your parent's pet

... expensive to treat on a continual basis if they're not covered by pet insurance. Quite simply pet insurance ensures your parent can provide the care their pet needs in order to stay fit and healthy without having to worry about it breaking the bank. What's included? Pet ...

I cant believe you said that

... and friends how long he spends in the bathroom every morning, you may be tempted to elbow him in the ribs and drag him home. Or failing that, just make a run for it. This requires some further thought. Why should you be embarrassed? ...

Older but not over the hill

... I know that my grandmother doesn't like people to make a scene and so I didn't hover around her. Saying this when we're at home I do sometimes pretend that I need to go upstairs when my grandmother decides she needs to go upstairs. I get just as ...

How to enjoy the benefits of compost in your garden

... level of gardening expertise. Choosing the right composter There are quite a few ways to produce compost, but the two most popular with home gardeners are using a compost pile or an enclosed bin. Both of these methods can be used within the confines of a garden ...

Gardening tips for older people

... . Personal recommendation has to be a favourite but failing that you can try Checkatrade or similar organisations, or possibly the local Repair with Care or similar agency will have a list of approved gardeners. Ads in the local shops can be fruitful but obviously wherever you find ...

A guide to Inheritance Tax

... to enjoy the benefit of the asset, the transfer is entirely ineffective for IHT. This is in place to stop parents transferring their homes to their children while they still live in them. In order for such a transfer to be potentially exempt, a full market ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at the higher or lower rate for the mobility component, or the higher or middle rate for the care component. The applicant will need to supply a copy of their award letter. Has a visual impairment. This requires a copy ...

Top tips on making life easier for someone with dementia

... if they've never shown an interest before. On the other hand, they might. It's immensely helpful to make walking around at their home and yours easy by keeping away from patterns on carpets and wallpapers, and minimising furniture. Big labels work well on everything that ...

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 ...

What happens if a relative dies intestate?

... , your claim will typically be fought by a probate solicitor. Legal costs can be very expensive, so before you proceed you should carefully consider how you will fund your claim. While it is possible to obtain funding under an insurance policy, this scenario is not ...