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How to apply for Attendance Allowance - what you need to know - Part 1

... what I thought I was looking for. I asked for a prescription list, a vision impairment certificate and a letter confirming her vascular dementia diagnosis as well as any other information her GP could give me. The secretary, although lovely, had no clue about what ...

Avoiding the age-related muscle loss of Sarcopenia

... to read: Coping with sleep problems in later lifeWhy regular walks are good for you and your older relativesWhy eating well is important in dementia Join the family for access to our guides and free stuff plus our regular newsletter. Just click on the box below ABA User ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... the money runs out? Caroline's godmother was settled as well as she could be in a care home, given the extent of her dementia and other physical problems. When the money from the sale of the house ran out, Caroline was requested to find her godmother ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... , nursing homes are care homes with onsite nursing staff and are suitable for those with additional needs. Many now have specialist skills in dementia care. There are a growing number of online directories to help you choose a home, such as carehome.co.uk, Housingcare.org and the ...

Who wants to listen to what you think?

... sites you can recommend (or not) the services you've experienced: Good Care Guide on eldercare Find me good care for anything from dementia to day care Carehome.co.uk for recommending care homes Compare All Care goes even further and covers district nurses and dentists Travel Thanks to TripAdvisor ...

Improvements in accessibility in public transport

... Disabled Persons Railcard Choosing a car for the older driver How to keep driving with renewed confidence Tips on travelling with a parent who has dementia Do you have stories to tell about public transport companies making it easier for older people to use their services? Or more difficult ...

How to manage your parent's financial affairs

... what they are signing (e.g. they have mental capacity). A parent who's mildly intellectually disabled or in the early stages of dementia etc. may still be able to make a Power of Attorney, but if their capacity is in doubt then an assessment of ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... every day in the North of England. If you found this article useful you may also enjoy: Travelling with a parent who has dementia Tips on travelling with older people Holiday destinations for older people Why not join the family to receive our free newsletter and access our ...

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

... about become more repetitive and predictable or confused, we can be understanding of the challenges of older age. Even those suffering from advanced dementia know when they are being treated with dignity or not. Those of us with children can bring them up to understand that it ...