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Remembering the real mum

... . My memory was sparked by Boxing Day lunch. For complicated reasons, my dad felt he couldn't join us at our house for Christmas. Could we instead bring him a helping of lunch the next day and stay long enough to watch him eat it? This ...

How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis

... The Bladder and Bowel Foundation have a range of factsheets as well as a helpline to support you parent should they need more information. Gift of the gab Problems with producing the sounds needed for speech are symptomatic of MS. If your parent is struggling with a softer ...

10 questions to ask your parents before it's too late

... of items that they've promised to people and let you know where they keep that too. We've known several families where people have expected gifts from the parent only to find that another sibling has unwittingly perhaps already removed said item to their own home. Altogether it can ...

What to expect from your chosen care home

... and clothes. The most common complaint is finding another resident wearing that wonderful outfit from M&S that you bought your parent for Christmas! Make sure you protect your parent and yourself from a scenario such as this. Permanent marking of clothes with your parent's name ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... they wish to renew it via the website at a later date. By phone. Call 0345 3000 250 (07:00-22:00 any day except Christmas Day). Calls are charged at the national rate. Applicants will need a valid passport or UK driving license. The railcard ...

Ready meals for the elderly - what's on the menu?

... groceries can be conveniently delivered together. Make sure that the service you choose delivers during holiday periods such as Bank holidays, Easter and Christmas otherwise your parent will be home alone and hungry! Council-funded services apetito works alongside Wiltshire Farm Foods with local councils to provide hot ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... than willing to take on some tasks. Help your parents keep in touch. It's easy for older people to fall back on annual Christmas cards as age makes travel and mobility harder. Help out by offering to set up email, Skype, Facebook or other social ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... the home is right for them. You may also want to ask what the home does to celebrate birthdays and special occasions such as Christmas. These can be important events for our parents that have always been a part of family tradition so trying not to disrupt this ...

In, out, shake it all about

... leave the house. He didn't want to get out of his pyjamas. He stayed like that for months. We had to take Christmas to him, but at least he put some clothes on for that. The district nurses turned up regularly to change the bag ...

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

... just age.However, if they're starting to struggle to do things that used to be easy, that may be a sign. It's the Christmas dinner test. If someone used to be able to create a meal with all the components ready at the same time but now ...