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Review: The Hilton on Park Lane

... Review: The Hilton on Park Lane HOTELS, TRAVEL, RESTAURANTS, MOBILITY Written by Kathy Lawrence We're always looking for opportunities for families to enjoy time together, so when the Hilton on Park Lane invited us to see what's on offer for the "silver" ...

Holiday destinations for older people

... . With attractions like the English Garden or the Frauenkirche Cathedral offering wider open space Munich is almost 100% barrier-free transit. Browse wheelchair-friendly hotels here.For those who love sight-seeing the city itself is home to chocolate box houses painted in different colours and panelled with brown wood in ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... those who are easily lost, and it's a cause that's been taken up by the local Alzheimer's Society group to encourage more retailers, hotels, restaurants and community areas to think about simple ways to improve life. There's opportunity everywhere. Let's stay with the visit to ...

Travelling with a parent who has dementia

... them to prepare for their arrival and make arrangements for a more comfortable stay for the whole family. If this isn't possible choose a hotel that's accommodating with staff who're willing to go the extra mile or at the very least be discreet and sympathetic if there are difficulties ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares Various discounts with Senior Railcard partners including museums, theatres, sightseeing companies, and hotels It's important to understand that the card is not valid when travelling between two stations inside London and the South East area during morning ...

What will care really cost?

... : The cost of their chosen care home What they can claim for "nursing" care The "board and lodgings" or "hotel" costs of 12,000 that the government has said will be expected to sit outside the cap The figure the state deems ...

Cruise review: recuperative, fun or a health challenge?

... and diarrhoea was confined to their cabin and given free treatment by the ship's doctor. On the Friday we were all bussed out to hotels all over Tenerife while the staff cleaned down the ship. Our coach broke down. We then spent the day along with four ...

Tips on choosing a holiday with parents

... of someone feeling like they're footing the bill. Privacy Ask for a quiet room if your parents have trouble sleeping and you're booking a hotel they may even get an upgrade in order to accommodate their needs. A separate room (if booking a hotel) and a ...

Tips to continue business as usual when your parent needs you

... need to get online via your own laptop: Telecom providers are beginning to offer global Wi-fi hotspots beyond the usual locations of airports, hotels and railway stations. Take a look at what's on offer from BT for example, to see if they can offer a solution ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... to be outside in the fresh air for a feel of the breeze. Taking them somewhere that has air-conditioning like a leisure centre or hotel lobby can also help to take edge off the heat and you can treat them to lunch out while you're there. If your ...