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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

... or not. Those of us with children can bring them up to understand that it is a good and worthwhile thing to care for grandparents. We can include them in caring time. If we keep our children away, our parents will feel they are stopping us ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...