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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to keep driving with renewed confidence

... going. I have seen three generations from the same family undergo their Advanced Driving Test at the same time. You can purchase a gift voucher for a Mature Driver's Assessment on the IAM web site. That will buy a 60-minute drive in your parent's own car with ...

Helping our parents to feel that they're not a burden

... if they could. We can let them continue to show that love in the limited ways that they have even if it means accepting gifts that we don't need, like the old spare saucepans from the cupboard or a 9,000-calorie cake. Do your parents struggle ...

Review: The Hilton on Park Lane

... deal over the last few years. You may find these other articles interesting: A quick guide to railcards for seniors and the disabled Gift ideas for the over 70s How to claim a lost pension If you'd like to receive our regular newsletter free of charge just click ...

Tips to change festive pressure into pleasure

... way to deal with it is to "negotiate" upfront. If you are going to manage someone else's preparations, such as their gift shopping, sit down and discuss what the other party would like. Then allocate the time and resources that you both agree on ...

Footwear choices for older people

... , the team provides a fitting service across a wide range of styles to help people find their perfect shoe. Slippers are a perennial gift. Is there anything we should consider when buying them? Mule slippers should be avoided, as they could slip off and cause ...

More questions to ask when choosing a care home

... alternatives or even a spare salt cellar? With healthy eating so high on the agenda in many care homes, will anyone challenge your gifts? Who keeps in touch? Are there regular meetings for residents and families with the management team to discuss activities around the home ...

How dad's humour eased his death

... not the awful, gasping, choking death we had feared. It was a peaceful acceptance, a moving on, and the priceless gift to me of the total loss of my fear of death. Have you had a similar experience with your parent? Perhaps their ...