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Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... home and online. And she offers some pointers to getting trusted help when it's needed. Each year millions of people in the UK fall prey to scammers. The UK Chartered Trading Standards Institute says that estimates of the total cost of mass-marketed scams are as high as ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... and online shopping. But what if your parent is relatively new to the technology and is feeling overwhelmed? Or you're concerned that they'll fall prey to scammers if let loose on the internet? We've taken a look at one tablet system that aims to answer those fears ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... technology can alert remote carers to any changes in behaviour for example. Take a look at our article on how to prevent wandering and falls. Have someone move in with you There's a new movement to help people stay in their own homes by matching them with younger ...

When families can't agree on care

... very common when families are trying to cope with ageing parents. Old grievances and sibling rivalries come rushing back to the surface. Everyone falls back into their childhood roles "the bossy one",'"the lazy one". Family bonds that were strong are ...

Product review: EIO Emergency Smartcard

... relative's history because they're too confused or unwell to give the answers themselves? Do you worry about a relative getting lost or having a fall and no one knowing who to call? Making sure they carry a card with emergency details can make all the difference, there's ...

Caring for a father with Parkinson's

... to care for him. She suffered from an arthritic spine so movement for her was also difficult. My father's communication skills started to fall away as his movement got progressively worse and more restricted. It was heartrending to watch the degeneration of a man who was of ...

Winter driving part 2: snow, ice, rain, fog and winter sun

... . To brake on ice and snow without locking your wheels, get into a low gear earlier than normal, allow your speed to fall and use your brakes gently Road conditions. Be aware that in wintry weather road surfaces are often wet and/or covered in ...

Retirement living to look forward to

... changes but, living alone, they might feel insecure and unsettled. As our parents get older their mental and physical health can often fall into decline when they're faced with caring for a partner or living alone after losing them. It's in situations like these that the ...

Christmas gifts for our parents

... Have a look at the Ronit Furst range on Facebook. The travel version of the Mighty Mug is billed as a mug that won't fall over has potential to be useful for anyone who's prone to knock things over. It costs 19.99 from Debenhams, Amazon, other ...

How to cope when your parent has a stroke

... one side? Can they still smile? Arms. Can your parent raise both arms? Can they keep them there or does one fall? Speech. Is your parent's speech slurred? Are they making sense? Time. If any of these signs present themselves you ...