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Reaching the other side of dementia care

... . I also give up time to be a voluntary director for a charity training people to plan for retirement wherever they are in the employment cycle. An early job exposed me to the need for such planning and this led me to be able to leave work when ...

Retiring to the country - 8 things to discuss before your parents decide

... happy to do it all to start with, but you may need help as time passes. Are there people around that you can employ? How are you going to keep warm? Many rural properties don't have access to mainline gas and rely on deliveries of solid ...

Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence

... ? As well as ensuring your parent is kitted out with the necessary medicines, aids and equipment there are also other methods they can employ to manage their incontinence effectively. Drinking the right amount of fluids on a daily basis will help your parent to regulate their system ...

Benefits for the hearing disabled

... you're still of working age, you may be eligible for Personal Independence Payment (the replacement for Disability Living Allowance) as well as Employment Support Allowance. Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and Community Care Grants may also be available. If you're on a low income, Working ...

How do I cope with constant repetitive questions?

... this is not a "normal" conversation and some of the ways in which your neighbour used to communicate with her mother and her employer no longer apply. She shouldn't worry about being overly accurate or honest. If she is talking to her parent, it can ...

Why do I need to know about Personal Health Budgets now?

... are many ways your parent can choose to use the budget to meet their individual needs. For example they could be supported to: Employ their own Personal Assistant Your parent's Personal Assistant/s will deliver care and support, based on the job description that you and ...

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

... period; just like if they were to take an extended holiday. Preparing insurance for carers If your parent needs home care and you employ a carer you'll need to have Employer's Liability Insurance (ELI) in place to protect against the carer seeking compensation for injury or ...