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Christmas gifts for our parents

... service and the Royal Horticultural Society gives advice. Keeping memories Bringing back memories of earlier years is proving to be very popular in dementia care. Memory keepers could be a great gift for anyone. Here are a few ideas that have passed our way. Family Tree ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2

... for most though, at least until more treatment is available.A more positive futureWhile there have been complaints that dementia doesn't get the cash and care that is currently given to cancer research and patients, it does look like this could be changing. The UK government has highlighted ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... to a new home ensuring they're prepared physically, emotionally and financially to cope with the change will make the transition a smoother one. Careful planning as well as equipping them with the tools and technologies they need will help them adapt to a new living environment and remain ...

Ups and downs of moving mum in

... with their grandmother that many children enjoy, yet they accept her presence. As mum becomes older and less mobile I worry about her care. I know I would not be able to lift her should she fall. I guess there are adaptations we could make to ...

The plight of Parkinson's

... father and even though he's in heaven now it's always a case of what more could we have done? Although the burden of organising care for my grandad did not fall to me I felt such regret that I had not always been there for him during a time ...

Safe walking in winter for older people

... should have salt grit scattered over them as often as possible, and this might be something you or a local friend need to take care of, as the bags can be heavy. Boots with thick, non-slip soles are imperative when heading outdoors, and if your ...