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How to find the right travel insurance for your parent

... Some companies will refuse to cover people over a certain age, usually around 75 but there are specialist insurers who cater for this age group such as our site Over50choices which provides cover up to the age of 80 and Age UK or Saga who have no upper age ...

Talking about dementia - blogging and how it helps

... flimsiest of research, but to unearth other vital nuggets it can feel as if you need a degree in fracking. Charities and support groups tend to be rather single-minded. They are likely to have limited resources, small budgets and not enough staff, so they can ...

Experiences in caring for a mum with dementia

... ask there are lots of people out there who can help you. There is financial support you can apply for, there are carers groups and there are brilliant care facilities. Finding support So here is how the timeline worked for us to get the right care for ...

Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence

... find the cause quickly there could also be a chance that their assessment is inconclusive. Requesting a referral to one of the NHS's continence clinics will help to uncover any hidden causes of your parent's incontinence and lead to specialist treatment. You can call the Bladder and Bowel ...

Benefits for the hearing disabled

... an appointment for a hearing test at one of the many high street hearing centres. A GP will refer you to either an ENT Clinic or straight to the Audiology Clinic at a local NH hospital or service provider. They may often clear your ears of any wax ...

Mother's Day gifts for grandma 2015

... skills in jewellery making. Search out local craft centres and schools in your mother's area to find out more. Local church and community groups are starting up craft groups too, offering opportunities to get out and meet new people. For anyone who's always enjoyed games and ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... over 3,000 free, short walks every week. Search facility on the website for your nearest health walk scheme Visit the Forestry Commission England for you nearest forest and visitor centre Natural England country and national parks and reserves as well as host of evidence-related to green ...

A focus on vitamin D – how the "sunshine" vitamin can improve health

... , suggesting a need for greater vitamin D intake. What can we do to increase our vitamin D intake? The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) estimates that more than 10 million people in the UK are deficient in vitamin D. Many nutritional experts recommend ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... of how retailers can easily help those who are easily lost, and it's a cause that's been taken up by the local Alzheimer's Society group to encourage more retailers, hotels, restaurants and community areas to think about simple ways to improve life. There's opportunity everywhere. ...

Tips on extracting your parent from hospital

... to parents as in-patients in hospital, then here are a few tips from those who've learned from experience. Every hospital trust and private group has its own structures and systems, but here are some pointers to help you get out of the building calmly with most of ...