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Father's Day gift guide

... Father's Day gift guide gifts, father's day, gardening, memory, reminiscence According to the Internet (so it must be true ... 65% of dads would rather have no Father's Day gift than be given a tie. So if you observe Father's Day, here ...

Mother's Day gifts ideas for senior mums

... Mother's Day gifts ideas for senior mums GIFTS, MOTHERS DAY, SENIORS You've been giving your mum gifts for the last 30 or 40 years or more. So what is there that would be different and appreciated? We've been looking at some more unusual or personal ...

Caring for a father with Parkinson's

... storyteller is Chris. Chris tells the sad story of his brilliant father's degeneration due to Parkinson's, and how the family managed his care ... is always uncertain as to how much is understood. Come the day we collected dad and I'm sure he felt it was probably some ...

Mother's Day gift guide: What to get your elderly parent

... Mother's Day gift guide: What to get your elderly parent gifts, mother's day, gardening, What do you get for a mum who has everything? As our parents get older it can be hard to find them that perfect present that can be really appreciated ...

Bridging the distance between us

... wasn't suited to take care of the situation, particularly as my father's mental health was tricky to deal with and often caused rows between ... living and breathing as a carer for my parents 24 hours a day would have had a huge impact on my own sanity. It ...

Remembering the real mum

... brother is planning to transfer the hundreds of family slides from my father's collection onto disk for us all. Just being able to see ... , and I am grateful. My memory was sparked by Boxing Day lunch. For complicated reasons, my dad felt he couldn't join ...

How to make downsizing a good experience

... . Try this simple idea. For Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day and birthdays give them a large empty box, with a ... downsizing process. Try this simple idea. For Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day and birthdays give them a large empty box, ...

When helpers become the enemy

... activities like washing and dressing and all personal care issues. My father's delusional paranoia, on the other hand, meant he believed that ... of hospital. He never accepted that he required help until the day he completely lost the use of his legs and was unable to ...

Gardening tips for older people

... to someone with muscle and stamina. And the scar on my father's face suggests that pruning fruit trees with long-handled loppers could be handed ... the best weedproof sheeting underneath weeds will raise their heads eventually. Days out Whether or not your parent still gardens they may still enjoy ...

When dementia brings death to your door

... how important it was to talk about dementia, in particular her Father's, and the therapeutic quality blogging holds for her. In 2012 ... The Burt Bacharach/Hal David songs were his favourite. Four days before he died he smiled broadly at some remark I made about ...