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Living with blindness

... reach out to the estimated 68,000 ex-service personnel who could benefit from the free, practical and emotional support provided by the national charity. Battling blindness alone is something no one should have to do and that's why the charity runs rehabilitation programs, art and craft ...

Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... Why regular walks are good for you and your parent exercise, mobility, charity, If you read certain newspapers or visit the BBC's news website regularly you'll know there's a constant stream of studies reporting on the efficacy of various lifestyle regimes. We've gathered a few ...

Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... , it's worth remembering that deals are always being offered and there is no rush to sign up. If the caller is collecting for charity, the resident should ask to see their paperwork they must have a licence from the local council which is valid for that date ...

Joining book clubs and more without leaving home with TalkTime

... can be quite a challenge for anyone that's housebound or can only get out with help. We look at a scheme run by the charity Independent Age in the UK that aims to help people with similar interests talk together by phone. It started as a telephone book ...

How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 1)

... assets. People set up trusts so they can dictate how their money is going to be spent. Often this is for education, charity and other expenses. Trusts are private your parent can leave money and assets without sharing the information. Trusts are also useful in ...

How tea parties help to ward off loneliness

... becoming an official volunteer driver for Contact the Elderly was simple. I went through a standard DBS check (formerly CRB) and the charity helped me fill in the forms to send off. And that's all there was to it. After my paperwork was processed I ...

How to cope with early onset dementia

... How to cope with early onset dementia dementia, memory, exercise, Caroline Blanchette and Dr. Jacqui Hussey, trustees of charity Younger People with Dementia (YPWD), talk about the difficulties people face when a loved one develops dementia at a younger age and ...

Why we should all have dementia training

... eldercare Rebecca, our social media whizz kid, recently went on a "Dementia Awareness in the Community" training programme run by local charity Alzheimer's Dementia Support. She shares the practical tips she learnt for dealing with dementia and her new perspective on the disease. According ...

Should you be paying care home top-up fees?

... themselves, but in a much more limited set of circumstances. Why are people complaining that top-up fees are illegal? According to the charity Independent Age "Many relatives are asked to pay top-up fees because the council's standard rate is set far too low to meet the ...

When a loved one loses their sight

... specialist support available, because they don't know about the support available or they don't realise they're eligible. Blind Veterans UK is the national charity for blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women, providing lifelong training, equipment, rehabilitation and emotional support to help veterans, ...