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How to make downsizing a good experience

... goods will be donated to. With an end sight in mind, there is very active ... retirement, elderly parents Sarah Macnaught, founder of London-based home organising company Rightsize, shares her ... into the practical aspects of downsizing in later life has been undertaken at the University of Kansas ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... then what happens when your parent reaches the end of their life? Will they be moved ... questions are really difficult to ask in front of a parent, but it's important not to ... has moved into care will help to keep life as normal as possible. What safety and ...

Talking about dementia - blogging and how it helps

... could quite unwittingly condemn Dad to a wretched end. Without my blog to provide the impetus ... week's storyteller is Jill Sinclair. In honour of Dementia Awareness Week Jill talks about caring for ... for my fury at the things which make life unnecessarily harder the cack-handedness of a hospital consultant ...

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

... that choice is newcomers may be overwhelmed and end up just going with a name they recognise ... to get our parents online with the installation of broadband. The internet is now such an ... part of everyday life it's hard to imagine how anyone could get by without it, but ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... children but do they? At the other end of the scale, you can help to ... an obvious cause, but loneliness through lack of human contact is a worry too. And ... for some advice on preventing depression in later life. They point out that 1 in 4 ...

Recognising signs of dementia

... parent has reported getting into town or the end of the road and then suffering a momentary ... Recognising signs of dementia Dementia, memory, alzheimer's Dementia is much in the news now ... parents and put it down to a long life. Perhaps the most telling point in the ...

Is it time to hang up the car keys?

... some cases though, that could hasten the end of independence as the parents struggle with unknown ... , insurance, Giving up driving is one of the most significant milestones in an older person's ... . It's not surprising that so many are reluctant but as children worried for their safety and ...

What to expect from live-in care for your parent

... sufficient care plans in place your parent may end up in a place they'd rather not be ... , homecare, independence, carer For most of our parents the thought of leaving their own ... for a life in care can be nightmarish. Moving into a care home is often seen ...

10 good reasons for older people to get into social media

... made aware of. To help put an end to loneliness Loneliness and isolation need to be ... , many older people still find the thought of using social media very intimidating. By helping ... Despite its overwhelming popularity and impact on everyday life, many older people still find the thought ...

How to keep driving with renewed confidence

... open to people of all ages and you end up not just a better driver but also ... than hanging up the driving keys through lack of confidence as Shân Hughes, who's a supporter ... Highway Code. Building confidence with Skills for Life If someone doesn't normally drive very far, ...