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When saving stuff becomes hoarding

... , we're not even sure if we should be looking for one. Is it our business? If someone has been living and collecting independently for 80-odd years quite happily, is she ever likely to listen? Do you have elderly relatives who've become hoarders in their latter ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... issues develop. This can leave then feeling disheartened and frustrated. We developed a different way of painting to combat this and help promote independence whilst instilling a sense of pride and satisfaction when traditional painting activities become too difficult. Aquapaint is a reusable water painting product designed ...

Tips on making the move into care a little bit easier

... One step at a time Consider it a respite stay initially maybe a couple of weeks. If your parent is run down and finding independent living wearying, then the option of a couple of weeks being looked after could be quite tempting. If they've been in hospital ...

Can the BBC Care Calculator really help to predict the cost of care?

... come from? Is that one visit per day? Two visits per day? Continuous care in the home? Home care to enable independent living is as individual as we all are, and there is no such thing as an average cost. We are already using ...

Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia

... providers of care at home we have seen how good dementia care can help to maintain overall well-being. Dementia care is designed to promote independence, reinforce a positive approach and allow the person to remain in familiar surroundings. A bespoke care plan identifies individual requirements and enables ...

Benefits for the hearing disabled

... Disablement Benefit and also Community Care Grants from the Social Fund. If you're still of working age, you may be eligible for Personal Independence Payment (the replacement for Disability Living Allowance) as well as Employment Support Allowance. Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and Community Care Grants ...

How to manage your parent's financial affairs

... lawyers who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), an independent and national organisation of solicitors, barristers and legal executives, has a directory of lawyers you can search by location. Stuart Adams ...

How will the 2014 Budget affect our parents?

... and future retirees advising caution for those seeking to invest their pension fund. They're urging the government to make "access to trusted, independent advice" freely and readily available to help people "make informed decisions about their pension" and to avoid pensioners falling into the ...