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Saving money on your parents' energy bills

... entitled to. Priority Services Register (PSR) If your parent is a pensioner, has had long-term ill health, is registered as disabled, or has a hearing or visual impairment, they may be eligible for extra help offered by energy suppliers. Most providers have ...

Gardening tips for older people

... range of tools available to make the job easier. Take a look at the website run by charity Thrive that offers advice for the disabled on useful tools to look for at the garden centre. Lawns The effort that goes into a lawn depends completely upon the desires ...

Supporting dementia carers at work

... of nature or timespan. Discussions about our model with an IBM representative revealed that they hold virtual coffee meetings on the phone for their disability group. This is something we are now trialling. I have been invited to discuss our model at their November 2015 meeting. ...

Is it time to hang up the car keys?

... answer, if your parents feel able to adjust to something new. More information RICA, which carries out consumer research for older and disabled people, has an excellent website that offers tips for staying safe and recommendations for cars and adaptations for those with limited mobility. ...

What can a pharmacist do for your parent?

... we haven't really talked about who could have a key role are pharmacists. A lot of their customers are caring for someone with a disability or someone who is frail and they are ideally placed to help spot and issue and signpost e.g. if they ask after Mum ...

No more digging

... gardener has been interesting. Dad found him through an ad at a local nursery that provides work and raises funds for young people with disabilities. The gardener isn't particularly cheap and he doesn't turn up consistently. But he works hard when he does appear, and he's ...

Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents

... has Motor Neurone Disease and 100% of the 180 cost of her paintings, sold through Furniture Village is going to a charity for disabled sportspeople. See other similar art at Tictail.com. We are awash with craft fairs round here this year. If you would like ...

How to help your parent find the right buildings and contents insurance

... . This might incur extra cost or perhaps a switch to a specialist provider. Mobility Insure is one place to start when looking for disability home insurance policies. Save online.... again! If your parents aren't internet-savvy or they're at the stage when they ...

How to cope when your parent has a stroke

... disorders. It's only understandable that your parent might become depressed by the state that they find themselves in after stroke; as the potential disabilities that need to be addressed there-after, may leave them feeling vulnerable. A stroke may be a life changing event for your parent ...