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How to contest a will and why

... they were doing. These cases often involve some form of creeping mental illness, such as dementia, and can be often targeted at carers and/or suspected neighbours. Deathbed wills are often the biggest victims of this claim, i.e. wills written only weeks, ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... afraid to ask for help through friends or organisations when you are struggling. Ask yourself: How do I see my role as a carer? Am I someone who does something for someone or with them, offering the right amount of support and encouragement? Allow older ...

How do you view ageing?

... a positive light for our parents, we still attribute negative stereotypes to them that aren't helping. Talking to people over 80, their carers and their families, the researchers found that society continues to devalue old age, especially in the US where individualism, self-reliance and ...

How to cope with sleep problems in the elderly

... to sleep at night. Venture outdoors. If you can help your parent get out and about during the day or perhaps ask their carer to facilitate outdoor activities more it could help your parent to sleep better at night. Exposure to daylight helps to stimulate the production ...

Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents?

... thing a hundred times over. Finding ways to spend enjoyable time together now, as well as remembering happy memories, has benefits for carers as well as for the person they are caring for. Kim Pennock, who cares for a mum with advancing Alzheimer's, was ...

FAQ: Appointing Lasting Power of Attorney

... , LPAs allow a way of handing over the reins and keeping affairs running smoothly for your parent's own benefit as well as that of carers, such as a spouse, partner, child or other relative or friend. Help, there is no LPA in place! ...

How to appeal against a NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment

... that your parent was wrongly assessed, then they could reclaim care home fees, including accommodation costs as well as the cost of home carers etc. This applies even if your parent no longer resides in their care or nursing home or they have died. For more ...

How a game of pairs helped gauge grandad's dementia

... , whilst my grandad, with his dementia, needs to be constantly entertained which can be very tiring for my grandmother as his primary carer. Now that grandad has the game on his iPad he can play whilst sitting in bed with my grandmother which not only allows ...

How can I coordinate my parent's care?

... your parent can't cope managing or remembering their appointment or medication regime it may be a good idea to hire them a personal assistant or carer who's able to take them to appointments and manage the diary for them. These can be paid for from the new Personal Health ...

Independent living with hearing loss

... having to struggle with fiddly buttons behind their ear. Many come with an easy to read led screen so that the user or their carer can easily change the programmes or volume. It also has a battery level indicator and makes it easy to check that the hearing ...