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How to help your parent set up an email address

... How to help your parent set up an email address communication, independence, technology, email, internet, Kerry Butters, editor for BroadbandGenie.co.uk, shares how to navigate the pleasures and pitfalls of creating an email account for your parent while keeping their passwords safe. ...

How to help your parent use the internet

... Facebook and Skype are great ways for your parent to connect with family and friends. Creating a Facebook or Skype account will require an email address after which your parent can log in and begin searching for people they'd like to keep in touch with, adding them to ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... accessed but the choices are quite versatile so the Respexi can be used in many ways: To keep in touch through filtered and controlled email and Skype. As an entertainment centre with a radio and a photo gallery which can be updated from a distance As a shopping ...

Supporting dementia carers at work

... on site The Dementia Carer Network group has approximately 40 members which is steadily growing and evolving as current carers become former carers. Members email one another for advice and support outside of the meetings. Twelve members are Carer Buddies, who can meet up with a carer ...

Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... to ask for donations. If it is something that your family member wants to support, they can ask the charity to write or email. If the caller says that you mustn't tell anyone else about the call, that's a red flag. Any relationship that has ...

10 good reasons for older people to get into social media

... help people feel much more engaged in their community, while making them aware of local events. Twitter's "Popular in your network" email bulletins also help ensure users do not miss out on anything, giving them further opportunities to join in. To enhance hobbies and ...

When families can't agree on care

... make sure the older person is properly looked after. Finding the positives Despite all this, I do see some positive things in your email. One is that your mother thought about Power of Attorney which is so important in enabling a family rather than the State to ...

Who takes responsibility when it's a more distant relative who needs help?

... "good enough" plan is in place, agree how you will update each other in the future. A weekly conference call, emails or even a private Facebook page saves more talking to each other! Ideally you want to end up in a situation where everyone ...

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How to help your parents get online: buying and installing broadband

... have one that's very old, so a new purchase may be necessary. Luckily this doesn't have to be expensive. Web browsing, email and basic tasks like word processing aren't demanding so even inexpensive computers provide sufficient grunt. But while a laptop or desktop computer is ...