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Visiting grandparents in their new care home

... Visiting grandparents in their new care home grandparents, care homes, Barchester Homes If your parent has moved into a care home, should you take your children to visit? And if you do, how do you prepare them for the change in environment? In ...

Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents

... Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents CHRISTMAS, GIFTS, GRANDPARENTS, PARENTS, PRESENTS Here are a few ideas to help you choose seasonal presents for your older friends and relatives. In our Christmas gifts list for 2015 we've asked for ideas for the over ...

Heating guide for your parents and grandparents: how to stay warm and save money this winter

... Heating guide for your parents and grandparents: how to stay warm and save money this winter HOME HEATING, INSULATION, INDEPENDENCE, ELDERCARE Heating a home in winter can be expensive. Rix Petroleum offers tips for keeping rooms comfortable and draughts at bay without spending a ...

Christmas gifts for parents and grandparents

... Christmas gifts for parents and grandparents christmas, gifts, presents It's that time of year again- let the present panic commence! If you're struggling for Christmas gift inspiration we've put together a few ideas that are available currently (November 2014) to help you find ...

The health benefits of plants for your parent

... 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 garden, full of flowers that my grandmother (affectionately nicknamed Granny Dodo) created beautiful arrangements from. Spending time ...

Older but not over the hill

... invisible barrier" between the old and young that prevents them from talking to each other like normal human beings. Ageing parents, and grandparents alike, are often placed in a category labelled "fragile do not touch do not disturb" which means you stop looking at ...

Why we shouldn't de-clutter our family history

... case for older people. As we get older we seem to acquire not only our own clutter but that of our deceased parents and grandparents. And I find it so difficult to throw away something that has no value but is priceless for its memories. Yet while ...

How tea parties help to ward off loneliness

... months and asked if I would like to help make it a success. It was great timing really! I don't have any living grandparents and I just thought it would be good to join others who feel the same way as I do about providing for elderly people ...

How to cope with early onset dementia

... doing unusual things which can be embarrassing. As many as half of your family are affected by psychological distress when a parent, or grandparent, has dementia but all family members are affected in some way. The best way to cope with an early onset dementia diagnosis ...

What happens if a relative dies intestate?

... : Any surviving husband, wife or civil partner Any children and their descendants Any surviving parents Any surviving siblings and their descendants Any surviving grandparents Any siblings of the deceased's parents and their descendants This list is not exhaustive. In cases where none of the above relatives can ...