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Where do retirement living apartments fit into our life plan?

... do not offer the facilities of care homes. Here there is a concierge who can provide information and contacts but who is not a carer in any way. There are also red pull cords in every apartment for emergencies. Otherwise it is much like living in your ...

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

... causes of MCI that can be treated Starting on drugs Avoiding other drugs that could make the condition worse Setting up Power of Attorney Educating carers Putting the wheels in motion to ensure independent living for as long as possible What about testing for hereditary factors?There are tests ...

The health benefits of plants for your parent

... are many ways you can facilitate your parent's love of gardening. Getting in touch with your parent's care home as well as the individual carers responsible for their care plan could be a good starting point. The staff may be able to introduce gardening as a form of ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... is an independent service which means you can arrange a Support Broker to help you and your parent, as well as other relatives and carers, coordinate their care without the need for a referral from a medical professional. Fees vary from case to case so it's best ...

How to cope with your parent's Parkinson's diagnosis

... to carry by themself. Buying mobility aids and equipment to help your parent remain in their own home for longer as well as hiring carers to help with day-to-day tasks can keep your parent independent and relieve the caring responsibilities from their partner. Parkinson's affects more than just ...

How to manage your parent's financial affairs

... in this specialist area of law. If you're looking lawyers who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), an independent and national organisation of solicitors, barristers and legal executives, has a directory ...

Ups and downs of moving mum in

... our home to help, but I haven't investigated those yet. In time it would be good to cultivate a relationship with a trustworthy carer to help with her and additionally the house and dog should we go away for a few nights. We wanted to know what ...

Dad, dementia and connecting through art

... still powerful. I like that. It's very boring having dementia because people restrict your world. After dad's stint in hospital I arranged carers for him, but he said I'd given him minders prison officers even. He knows he's being restricted but he hasn't the capability ...