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Is it time to hang up the car keys?

... in the dark. Many parents will want to avoid driving after sunset, which can make winter get-togethers particularly difficult. If you want Christmas at your place, can you arrange drivers for your parents to get them home again, or can they stay overnight and travel ...

Tips on dementia and the family fall-out

... from a practical point of view, taking on financial, gardening and other tasks. It was reassuring that his daughter asked him one Christmas whether I minded having mum. Neither brother had considered this previously and nor had I. It was a responsibility and I had ...

Heating guide for your parents and grandparents: how to stay warm and save money this winter

... more than usual at the beginning of winter, but this tactic is sometimes avoided as people cannot afford a lump-sum payment so close to Christmas. Some companies, including Rix Petroleum, offer easy-payment plans, which let customers spread their oil payments across the year. If ...

How to keep driving with renewed confidence

... going. I have seen three generations from the same family undergo their Advanced Driving Test at the same time. You can purchase a gift voucher for a Mature Driver's Assessment on the IAM web site. That will buy a 60-minute drive in your parent's own car with ...

Review: The Hilton on Park Lane

... deal over the last few years. You may find these other articles interesting: A quick guide to railcards for seniors and the disabled Gift ideas for the over 70s How to claim a lost pension If you'd like to receive our regular newsletter free of charge just click ...

Helping our parents to feel that they're not a burden

... if they could. We can let them continue to show that love in the limited ways that they have even if it means accepting gifts that we don't need, like the old spare saucepans from the cupboard or a 9,000-calorie cake. Do your parents struggle ...

Footwear choices for older people

... , the team provides a fitting service across a wide range of styles to help people find their perfect shoe. Slippers are a perennial gift. Is there anything we should consider when buying them? Mule slippers should be avoided, as they could slip off and cause ...

More questions to ask when choosing a care home

... alternatives or even a spare salt cellar? With healthy eating so high on the agenda in many care homes, will anyone challenge your gifts? Who keeps in touch? Are there regular meetings for residents and families with the management team to discuss activities around the home ...

How tradition makes living with dad the obvious choice

... car and finances that himself. He will also contribute financially in other ways from time to time, such as for meals out, gifts for family occasions and shopping but this is not an expectation by any means. I believe the first and foremost reason that our ...

Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... thing to do and can help relieve loneliness. Weight loss If you or your parent are looking to shed your 'turkey weight' after Christmas a nice, brisk walk can be a good way to kick start your metabolism and burn those unwanted calories. Walking for charity ...