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How do you view ageing?

... How do you view ageing? identity, independence, It's worth examining our assumptions about the process of getting old to see if they're more negative that we'd like to think. How do you view the process of ageing? Maybe trying to support your parents to ...

What can a pharmacist do for your parent?

... can prescribe any medicine within their competence as well as some controlled medicines for which your parent is likely to be asked for proof of identity before they can collect them. Parents aged 60 and over should receive their prescriptions free of charge on the NHS. Collecting prescriptions ...

How do I cope with caregiver guilt?

... not looking after her mother is now her 'full time job' she may feel that over the years she's lost her own life and identity and also the person who was once a mother to her.Guilt is THE most common emotion carers feel. Ironically, those that do ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... download the form and complete it before going to the station. The applicant will need to take one form of identification to prove their identity and age birth certificate, passport or a UK driving licence are all ideal. They can then register the card online if they ...

Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents?

... try to meet the demands of caring for our ageing society. The films provide a powerful means for building communication, self-awareness, personal identity and well-being as well as bring past experiences back to life for those who're having trouble remembering their own story. Memory Bank films ...

How to claim a lost pension

... point that you'll need to involve your parent in communications with their previous employer or insurer in order to legitimise the claim and prove their identity to ensure their pension is released. While personal and occupational pensions can be simple to claim a trust-based pension may prove more complicated ...

How to make downsizing a good experience

... an extraordinary array of decades old bank statements, cheque books, headed stationery and insurance claims. They need to be shredded. Personal identity theft and data protection are very real issues. Shredders are cheaper than law suits get two if needs be or contact a data ...

Practical projects bring people together in Men's Sheds

... a certain age and stage in their lives- following unemployment or retirement for example when they can feel disconnected particularly if their status and identity has been closely tied-up with their paid employment. This dislocation can also follow bereavement, divorce, family moving away or a move ...

Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... Make sure that the software you install will automatically update. Don't disclose any information that might lead to someone defrauding you or stealing your identity. Be particularly careful when an email seems to come from a "trusted" source such as your bank, the Inland Revenue ...

Ageing parents - who cares?

... find it more difficult to ask employers for flexible working hours and, if they give up their careers, harder to establish a new identity outside of the workplace. Men also seem to find it harder to ask for help, seek support and talk about uncomfortable feelings ...