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Christmas gifts for parents and grandparents

... Christmas gifts for parents and grandparents christmas, gifts, presents It's that time of year again- let the present panic commence! If you're struggling for Christmas gift inspiration we've put together a few ideas that are available currently (November 2014) to help you find ...

Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents

... Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents CHRISTMAS, GIFTS, GRANDPARENTS, PARENTS, PRESENTS Here are a few ideas to help you choose seasonal presents for your older friends and relatives. In our Christmas gifts list for 2015 we've asked for ideas for the over ...

Christmas gifts for our parents

... Christmas gifts for our parents christmas, gifts, memory, mobility, mental health Buying presents for our parents that they'll really appreciate can get difficult. Do you go for the tried and trusted or take a risk with something new? You've landed on our 2013 ...

Who takes responsibility when it's a more distant relative who needs help?

... distant relative who needs help? SOCIAL CARE, RELATIONSHIPS, ELDERCARE, AGEING, POPULATION Dear Lesley We were visiting my parents over the Christmas holiday I thought the visit would be an opportunity to see how they are getting on, as they are both in their 80s ...

Mum didn't tell me about her major heart surgery

... a bit hurt that she hadn't let me know first. My aunt goes on to tell me that mum has been unwell since before Christmas last year. Mum and dad live in Surrey 3.5 hours away from my home in Devon. I've been up to visit at ...

Mother's Day gifts ideas for senior mums

... 31.99. Food and drink This is one for the son who gave every single woman in his world a box of Milk Tray at Christmas. Now he'll be able to produce a special box just for mum. Cadbury Gifts Direct offers a range Personalised Milk Tray boxes ...

Tips to change festive pressure into pleasure

... "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail", as Benjamin Franklin put it. One of the reasons for the Christmas stress is the extra workload. Especially if you are taking care of other people and their plans, it easily becomes a mountain ...

How tea parties help to ward off loneliness

... , being involved in the tea parties gives her added companionship which is an important part of leading a fulfilling life. There was one Christmas where we had quite heavy snowfall and she was on her own over the Christmas period so I dropped in for a cup of ...

Tips on juggling work, family – and two parents with dementia

... care home for special occasions, but it's worth asking yourself who is really benefiting. I would have my parents to stay overnight at Christmas, and then spend two hours in the morning washing and dressing them before having to provide the Christmas lunch. I was trying ...

How a game of pairs helped gauge grandad's dementia

... on. At the age of 90 he was told he could no longer drive and with this news his independence diminished considerably. By Christmas it was clear to us all that grandad's dementia was worsening and there has been an even steeper decline this year. However, ...