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FAQ: Appointing Lasting Power of Attorney

... people have a basic knowledge of what an Attorney does, but are concerned that appointing an Attorney will automatically mean they give up their independence over their property and financial affairs, their health and welfare. Tamsyn Ward TEP of Tamsyn Ward Solicitors has helped numerous people set ...

How to prepare for your parent moving in

... How to prepare for your parent moving in eldercare, independence, mobility, communication, companionship While moving your parent in isn't for everyone there are those of us who would rather they were close to home so we can keep a watchful eye on their health than ...

Adjusting to life in a wheelchair

... Adjusting to life in a wheelchair mobility, independence, story, Older parents can find themselves in a wheelchair for all sorts of health reasons after which life can change significantly from the norm. Katherine Pyne, creator of online disability shop designed2enable, found herself in ...

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 ...

How to keep driving with renewed confidence

... How to keep driving with renewed confidence Driving, Car, Independence Take the Advanced Driving Test at 86? It's a better option than hanging up the driving keys through lack of confidence as Shân Hughes, who's a supporter of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, explains ...

How a game of pairs helped gauge grandad's dementia

... How a game of pairs helped gauge grandad's dementia dementia, independence, eldercare, memory, story This week's storyteller is Caroline. Caroline shares how a creating a personalised game of pairs for her grandad has helped him recall his family as his memory fades. About ...

Where do retirement living apartments fit into our life plan?

... Where do retirement living apartments fit into our life plan? RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENTS, INDEPENDENT LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING By Kathy Lawrence Retirement apartments are springing up all over the place. In some countries these developments and larger retirement villages are commonplace and even part of people's normal ...

Introducing Joseph Pip – a superior meals delivery service

... Introducing Joseph Pip – a superior meals delivery service Ready Meals, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Independence At When They Get Older we wanted to do something that can change lives for the better. That's why we've launched a new home delivery frozen ready-meals service that people ...

Caring for a disabled mother-in-law

... Caring for a disabled mother-in-law story, carer, independence, osteoporosis, eldercare Caron Sprake, author of eldercare blog Caron Cares, shares how she cared for her disabled mother-in-law whilst juggling family responsibilities. When I said "I do" I acquired not only a ...

Joining book clubs and more without leaving home with TalkTime

... be quite a challenge for anyone that's housebound or can only get out with help. We look at a scheme run by the charity Independent Age in the UK that aims to help people with similar interests talk together by phone. It started as a telephone book club ...