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What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... What to look for in mobility aids for your parents mobility, independence, occupational therapist, Katherine Pyne, creator of online disability shop designed2enable.co.uk, shares her advice for finding the right mobility aids to suit your parent's needs as well as personal style. As our ...

Dad, dementia and connecting through art

... was has changed. It wasn't like an accident or a heart attack or a stroke, where one minute he's fine and suddenly he's disabled. His dementia has been very insidious. One of the early signs was my mother's observation that dinner was never on time. ...

How to safely lift your parent

... ) to assess their needs and recommend the suitable apparatus accordingly. An occupational therapist treats physical and psychiatric conditions using specific activity to prevent disability and promote independent function in all aspects of daily life. The College of Occupational Therapists offers advice on how to find an occupational ...

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

... Attendance Allowance and who can claim it? Attendance Allowance is a benefit for those aged 65 or over with long-term health conditions, a disability or those who're terminally ill. Your parent or relative can receive an Attendance Allowance in addition to any other benefits they may also ...

How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 1)

... business failure. Additionally, people set up trusts if they think they might need help managing their affairs. Preparing for the possibility of disability and end of life is something no one likes to face, but as a parent many people feel safe in the knowledge that ...

Tips on safely managing money for the less mobile

... point with limited access to internet banking or a mobile phone to make payments. For many older people with mobility issues, illness or disabilities this is the reality they're facing. Payments Council research shows that three quarters of people who need help when making payments are handing ...

What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home

... , exclusion and harassment Neglect ignoring care needs and withholding food, warmth and access to medication Discrimination racism, sexism, abuse based on disability, slurs and derogatory comments Sexual acts of any kind that have not been consented to or could not be consented to Financial theft ...

Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place

... re-admission this is called a failed discharge. Physiotherapy assessment Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when people are affected by injury, illness or disability. It uses movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice that are tailored to an individual's needs to promote, maintain ...

How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia?

... . Even with the best of care, many have lost much of their vitality. Some maintain their personalities but others are changed by disability or illnesses or just diminished by age. Dementia sufferers appear angry, frustrated, child-like, lost. It seems so sad to ...

Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... . This is venous disease found in people who have normal valves but can't move as much as is needed, due to illness, disability, frailty or problems with bones and joints. In these cases, it is the pumping mechanism that fails, and so the ...