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Safe exercise in later life expands horizons

... , which lead to my self-diagnosis of a life-threatening abdominal aortic aneurysm, I'm sure I wouldn't be here today. In my case my continued ability to undertake extreme physical tasks such as this owes much, I believe, to my on-going study of the Feldenkrais Method, ...

How your employer can retain the skills of working carers

... culture is that you've got to be seen and heard in the office to be believed, it's time that changed. Otherwise staff will continue to use holiday and sick days to manage their caring roles. 3. While you're there, challenge a culture that says younger ...

Winter driving part 2: snow, ice, rain, fog and winter sun

... in plenty of time before bends and corners. Braking on an icy or snow covered bend is extremely dangerous. The centrifugal force will continue to pull you outwards and the wheels will not grip very well. This could cause your vehicle to spin Keep your vehicle well-ventilated ...

A guide to Inheritance Tax

... this amount. There is an important restriction on PETs called a 'gift with reservation of benefit'. The principle is that if you continue to enjoy the benefit of the asset, the transfer is entirely ineffective for IHT. This is in place to stop parents transferring ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... account. This is probably a good time for you and your parent to consider the benefits of driving and the safety and cost of continuing to do. Travelling shorter distances and avoiding driving at night can signal that your parent perhaps isn't as confident a driver as they ...

How to fund care home fees through investment

... property is concerned, this will only be excluded from the asset calculation if their partner, or a relative aged 60 or over, continues to live there. Couples may wish to look at changing the ownership basis of their home so that it's held as 'tenants in ...

Tips on enjoying the garden at any age

... over time. Building in features that mean people can enjoy being outside for as many years as possible can with thought just be a continuation of that gentle evolution. ABA User ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia

... have anorexia or not it's better to build bridges than create a divide especially if they're reluctant to seek help from their GP or other healthcare professionals attending to their needs. If your parent's weight drops dramatically it may be that you'll need to intervene in their eating regime ...

When dementia brings death to your door

... Trek. I wonder now if Dad wasn't rather wasted on us? Or are all parents just Mum and Dad to their kids? Continuing on A few weeks before Dad died I befriended a group of people who meet at the local duck pond to monitor the ducklings ...

Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... be needed to get to the appointment. What is the vascular service? A "vascular service" is defined as a team of healthcare experts who can perform duplex ultrasound and can perform all of the endovenous techniques needed to treat vein problems. Patients should not accept ...