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How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... can help collect and pack shopping then accompany the customer to a car if required. We are also raising awareness amongst our Partners of disability, through our Disability Awareness Champions in our shops, many of which have recently undertaken dementia training. "It is also now ...

How to manage your parent's financial affairs

... is no Power of Attorney in place. While it's your parent's right to manage their own financial affairs, advancing age, illness or disability can mean they're no longer able to do so for themselves. If you're stepping in to help ease the burden you may find ...

How to support an elderly carer

... most of the decisions, pays for meals and holidays, and she drives him around, cooks etc.My mother's partner is gradually becoming more disabled and dependent, which is putting quite a burden on her and getting in the way of her relationship with her own family. ...

Incoherent Codes of Practice: Energy Companies

... neighbour, can look after the bills on your parent's behalf. Informing British Gas that your parent is "over 60, has a disability or long-term illness" ensures that if your parent has trouble paying their energy bill they'll "be exempt from disconnection in winter" ...

How to arrange a community care assessment

... your parent. Why does my parent need an assessment? If your parent needs help with their personal care because of serious illness, disability, mental health challenges or frailty due to their age it's likely they're eligible for a community care assessment. Your parent's local authority ...

Tips for travelling with ageing parents

... and your parent's travel arrangements. If you're flying from a large airport such as Heathrow there are many facilities specifically for the elderly and disabled such as induction loops, reserved seating areas and disabled toilets, details of which can be found here. Consider requesting special assistance ...

Finding good care for older relatives

... the life they want as independently as possible. Everyone who comes into contact with the care system, whether because of illness, a disability or as they get older, should receive the highest standard of care possible. It is this belief, and the commitment to ...

Review: The Hilton on Park Lane

... to the one that brought such pleasure the day before! The hotel is pretty well geared to the less mobile. There are two disabled parking spaces in the car park and a range of ramps and lifts to help move around the hotel. There are also a ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... "Creative Spaces" project supporting people with dementia, and engaging carers and family with nature and the outdoors Thrive helps people with a disability or mental health issues transform their lives through gardening. Publications on gardening for reminiscence, considerations for older people, adaptive tools, ...

How do I cope with caregiver guilt?

... guilt, carer, advice, relationships, responsibility Hi Lesley, My wife is caring for her 78 year old mother who's fairly physically disabled after suffering a stroke 12 years ago (slight weakness down right side) and spinal arthritis. Her mobility isn't great. I ...