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10 good reasons for older people to get into social media

... 10 good reasons for older people to get into social media Social Media, Internet, Technology, Communication Despite its overwhelming popularity and impact on everyday life, many older people still find the thought of using social media very intimidating. By helping parents take those first ...

Older but not over the hill

... Older but not over the hill eldercare, independence, communication, arthritis, mobility, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. There's a societal habit of associating old age with decrepitude. Because someone is elderly they automatically can't do things for themselves. ...

Talking about dementia - blogging and how it helps

... Talking about dementia- blogging and how it helps dementia, carer, communication, story This week's storyteller is Jill Sinclair. In honour of Dementia Awareness Week Jill talks about caring for her dad who has dementia and how her blog helps her work through the new ...

How to help your parent set up an email address

... How to help your parent set up an email address communication, independence, technology, email, internet, Kerry Butters, editor for BroadbandGenie.co.uk, shares how to navigate the pleasures and pitfalls of creating an email account for your parent while keeping their passwords safe. ...

Joining book clubs and more without leaving home with TalkTime

... Joining book clubs and more without leaving home with TalkTime loneliness, communication, companionship, community Avoiding loneliness 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 ...

Are sex and love taboo topics for you and your parents?

... Are sex and love taboo topics for you and your parents? communication, relationships, mobility, depression, companionship Don't be afraid to talk to your parent about love and sex, advises Relate counsellor and author, Barbara Bloomfield. They've got the same hopes and ...

The benefits of care over the phone

... The benefits of care over the phone loneliness, eldercare, communication, mental health John Wilson, Project Director of Link Line London, shares his expertise in the field of telephone support and talks about the benefits of care over the phone. I was active in ...

What can a pharmacist do for your parent?

... What can a pharmacist do for your parent? pharmacist, nhs, eldercare, pharmacy, communication, patient care Pharmacists can do more for our parents now than ever. Whilst they don't offer the same expertise as a doctor they can certainly ensure that our parents ...

Talking about death over dinner

... Talking about death over dinner death, communication, end-of-life, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Our storyteller shares how broaching the subject of dying with your parents doesn't have to be hard, especially when your mum brings up her own death at ...

Tips to change festive pressure into pleasure

... Tips to change festive pressure into pleasure relationships, communication, responsibility, balance Juggling the needs of family, friends and work can come to a head during the festive season, especially if you're the sort of person that wants everyone to have a wonderful time. ...