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Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... Designing activities for people with dementia and their families DEMENTIA, ALZHEIMERS, CREATIVITY, GIFTS It's hard to watch family members lose the ability to create and play as dementia takes hold. And it makes finding enjoyable activities to share harder too. One young designer, ...

Whose house is it anyway? A question of home ownership

... should avoid as falling foul could be very costly and upsetting for the family concerned. Where a family has undertaken planning that might involve gifting the house or other assets then there appears to be no strict time scale but more a judgment on a case by case basis ...

Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney

... Duty to act in good faith Duty to keep accounts Duty to keep your money and property separate from their own Attorneys can only make gifts from your funds on customary occasions providing the value of each gift is not unreasonable having regard to all the circumstances, including the ...

How to fund care home fees through investment

... benefits (since the government allowed a double IHT limit for married couples) this will give your parent the advantage of being able to gift their half of the property to you or other family members on their death, which would then exclude this half from being used ...

My strategy for coping with grief

... copious amounts of love. We did everything that we could for them and in return we got their unconditional love Time is the greatest gift I have learnt that when you are well supported you can give the greatest gift, your time. You are in a privileged ...

The health benefits of plants for your parent

... , story This week's storyteller is Clare Long. Clare, founder of Granny Dodo's Gardens, shares how flowers can be more than just gifts for our parents, they can also bring enjoyment and brighten up daily life in a care home. My grandparents had a wonderful ...

How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 1)

... for couples). With house prices rising all over the country, many people will find their property attracting this tax. Anyone can gift small amounts of money to loved ones without incurring inheritance tax and trusts are a good way of doing this. If your parent ...

Are sex and love taboo topics for you and your parents?

... room in his general direction. Keeping the spark alive Remind your parents that romance isn't only for the start of a relationship. Perfect gifts are those which mean something to the receiver for some people, that might be a grass clipping box, but for others they ...

How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis

... The Bladder and Bowel Foundation have a range of factsheets as well as a helpline to support you parent should they need more information. Gift of the gab Problems with producing the sounds needed for speech are symptomatic of MS. If your parent is struggling with a softer ...

10 questions to ask your parents before it's too late

... of items that they've promised to people and let you know where they keep that too. We've known several families where people have expected gifts from the parent only to find that another sibling has unwittingly perhaps already removed said item to their own home. Altogether it can ...