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How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... or family member we can contact if our drivers are unable to make their delivery. This offers added peace of mind to relatives or carers of customers who live alone, who are getting older and/or are disabled. "Since the single use carrier bag charging ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... tool but only if you actively turn on internet access As a caring aid with urgent assist and alert buttons, and a facility for carers to check in and out when they visit. We reviewed an early version that still had some issues but many of these are ...

Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss

... hard. He is blind, very deaf and has advanced dementia. It's also very tough on my 89-year-old mum who is his primary carer. Mum was ready to find him a home but we have instead successfully employed a live-in carer to help on a daily basis ...

Experiences in caring for a mum with dementia

... and ask there are lots of people out there who can help you. There is financial support you can apply for, there are carers groups and there are brilliant care facilities. Finding support So here is how the timeline worked for us to get the right care ...

What can a pharmacist do for your parent?

... with prescriptions that are no longer necessary. A Medical Review Action Plan will be filled out by the pharmacist which your parent's GP, carer or district nurse can also be privy to. To find out if your parent is eligible for a MUR or for more information ...

How to help your parent find the right buildings and contents insurance

... insurer know if the house remained empty after this period; just like if they were to take an extended holiday. Preparing insurance for carers If your parent needs home care and you employ a carer you'll need to have Employer's Liability Insurance (ELI) in place to ...

Tips for caring from a distance

... Tips for caring from a distance guilt, mental health, eldercare, carer Helping parents who don't live just round the corner is more complicated, but there are many things that we can do to ease their situation. Sally offers some tips gleaned from her experience ...

I am ham. Or jam

... I am ham. Or jam carer, guilt, independence Today we're having children later and seeing our parents live to a greater age. It's bound to affect our lifestyles perhaps more than we were expecting. One day you're running around after your children, rushing ...

How to successfully request flexible working hours

... How to successfully request flexible working hours workload, eldercare, balance, carer, career From June 30th this year, anyone who has been with the same employer for at least 26 weeks is legally entitled to make a written or verbal request for flexible working hours ...

Who takes responsibility when it's a more distant relative who needs help?

... social services have visited his flat and discovered he's not looking after himself well. The flat needs clearing and cleaning and he might need carers as well. Now the question is who does this? The uncle lives some considerable distance from all of us. We have ...