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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 ...

I am ham. Or jam

... are starting to overlap, and we're getting no space to breathe. This is the "sandwich generation". Our parents and our grandparents were more likely to have children young, and enjoy a bit of break before taking on care for their parents. Now though ...

Tips on choosing a holiday with parents

... you want to spend as a group and how much space they can have from the oldies. Remind them to be respectful of their grandparents' space and privacy. It's their holiday too! If you're booking UK accommodation, you can check whether your holiday location is ...

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 ...

Maintaining a relationship when your parent has dementia – a real-life story

... . After growing up in a very happy household, Jean and Diane both got married, had children of their own and are now grandparents. Ten years ago, they started noticing changes in their Mum. She was hiding cutlery under the bed and had mood swings ...

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 ...

Father's Day gift guide

... in-store only. The Future Mapping company offers modern maps together with magnets to chart the whereabouts of friends and family for parents, and grandparents, who'd like to keep track of their relatives' adventures. Prices start at 25. For a father who loves his music ...

Introducing Joseph Pip – a superior meals delivery service

... the table? That naturally led on to a name that was reminiscent of our childhoods. We threw the names of our parents, grandparents and even childhood homes into the ring, and Joseph Pip emerged as the victor. And our logo? Well, we just ...

More questions to ask when choosing a care home

... helpful you may like to read: 10 questions to ask before choosing a care home What to expect from your chosen care home Visiting grandparents in their new care home ABA User ...

How to prepare for your parent moving in

... can be demanding on older parents but then again it's something that can occupy their time during the day while forging a stronger bond between grandparent and grandchild. Family feuds There may come a time when certain family members don't see eye to eye on certain subjects or perhaps ...