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Older but not over the hill

... Older but not over the hill eldercare, independence, communication, arthritis, mobility, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. There's a societal habit of associating old age with decrepitude. Because someone is elderly they automatically can't do things for themselves. ...

Living with blindness

... IT courses to help their members discover a life beyond sight loss. We're privileged to talk to some of the veterans who've recovered their independence since joining the charity. Ally was a Corporal with the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, serving for 10 years in total. He ...

How do I help my elderly parent bathe?

... How do I help my elderly parent bathe? mobility, independence, hoist, occupational therapist For anyone with limited mobility, enjoying a bath and shower can be difficult. We asked Annette Greenwood of family business Bath-Knight, inventors of the belted bath-lift, for some ...

Heating guide for your parents and grandparents: how to stay warm and save money this winter

... Heating guide for your parents and grandparents: how to stay warm and save money this winter HOME HEATING, INSULATION, INDEPENDENCE, ELDERCARE Heating a home in winter can be expensive. Rix Petroleum offers tips for keeping rooms comfortable and draughts at bay without spending a ...

Safe walking in winter for older people

... Safe walking in winter for older people MOBILITY, INDEPENDENCE, FALLS, ELDERCARE Dressing in layers, adding grip to footwear and using a stick that's the right height are all helpful ways to make going out in cold weather safe and enjoyable. The chilly bite of ...

Mum refuses help - what can we do?

... Mum refuses help- what can we do? loneliness, independence, arthritis, mobility, story, This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Our storyteller talks about the dilemma of a mother who lives in a home that's no longer suitable for her needs ...

How to choose the right mobility scooter

... How to choose the right mobility scooter mobility, insurance, travel, independence When a parent begins to have issues with their mobility it can be a hard thing for them to accept and adjust to. If they're having trouble getting out and about unaided it may ...

How to cope with your parent's Parkinson's diagnosis

... How to cope with your parent's Parkinson's diagnosis Parkinson's, independence, mobility Last year for Parkinson's Awareness Week we featured two stories from a father and daughter who shared their experience of one man's Parkinson's diagnosis and the impact it had on their family. Chris's father, ...

Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence

... Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence incontinence, continence, independence Incontinence is something that most don't like to talk about yet it's incredibly common among older people and can be a difficult condition for your parent to cope with. Affecting the bladder or the bowels ...

How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis

... How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis speech therapy, mental health, mobility, independence While more than 100,000 people have Multiple Sclerosis in the UK there are many facts and fictions surrounding the condition that have led to common misconceptions. MS ...