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Winter driving part 1: Being prepared

... be to another. For a retired person there's no pressure to make important business trips, but parents may want to keep appointments at hospitals, for example. In that case perhaps volunteer transport or a taxi can travel more safely than they might, or if it's ...

A focus on vitamin D – how the "sunshine" vitamin can improve health

... of Infection in Developing Countries, 2015 "Vitamin D and the elderly", R=review article, Leif Mosekilde, Aarhus University Hospital, Clinical Endocrinology, 2005 "Vitamin D and subsequent all-age and premature mortality: a systematic review", article increased risk of ...

Talking about death over dinner

... I breathed a huge sigh of relief as I sat listening to mum share how we'd know right away if she'd been carted off to hospital or had perhaps taken a turn for the worse; that she'd be discovered within hours thanks to her trusty alarm worn around her ...

Older but not over the hill

... to help my grandmother manage her pain. It's fair to say that, of late, my grandmother has been in and out of hospital and we've all been fretting about her fluctuating health and arthritic flare ups. There's no doubt that these difficult discussions have to be ...

How speech therapy can improve communication

... services for communication can be accessed via a written referral from your parent's consultant or their GP. If your parent is an inpatient in hospital, you may be able to ask their medical team to refer them onto the acute speech therapy team for input, if appropriate ...

And Fred came too: the struggle to care for a step-parent

... much for Mummy. She struggled to get adequate breath into her very weak lungs and, after a fall and brief spell back in hospital, she died in August, aged 83. We were left with Fred- 91 years of age, heart-broken, and with ...

Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health?

... moving into care. There are already thousands of dogs and a number of cats registered for visits to care homes, nursing homes, hospitals and hospices. Pemberley House care home in Basingstoke is one care provider pioneering pet therapy with its residents. The home arranges through ...

How to help your parents manage tinnitus

... sound as normal, and many people then find the noise begins to lessen and go into the background. Many tinnitus clinics in NHS hospitals can provide a choice of devices and equipment to manage your parent's tinnitus. The British Tinnitus Association also has a range of sound ...

How to find the right travel insurance for your parent

... Card (EHIC) If your parents are travelling within Europe they can apply for an EHIC which entitles them to medical treatment in state-run hospitals within the EU. Whilst this card covers you parents for emergency medical treatment it may not mean that they get this free. ...

Talking about dying with your parents

... "My friend's family had a nightmare after their Mum died because there was no will", or "I know you don't like hospitals so if you had the option would you rather be cared for in your own home?" Or it may be easier to ...