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I cant believe you said that

... I can t believe you said that relationships, communication, independence, Remember when you hit that age in your teens when overnight your parents seemed to become excruciatingly embarrassing? You didn't want to be seen in their space because you never knew when they would next ...

Tips on enjoying the garden at any age

... Tips on enjoying the garden at any age GARDENING, INDEPENDENCE MOBILITY, ADVERTORIAL As the weather warms up it's time to get out in the garden. But as the years pass ambitions change and bodies need more help, so we've put together some tips for getting ...

I am ham. Or jam

... I am ham. Or jam carer, guilt, independence Today we're having children later and seeing our parents live to a greater age. It's bound to affect our lifestyles perhaps more than we were expecting. One day you're running around after your children, rushing ...

Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home

... Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home INDEPENDENCE, ELECTRICAL SAFETY, APPLIANCES, ELDERCARE Electrical Safety First's report, "A shock to the System", found that more than a million people aged over 75 live in homes which fail the UK Government's Decent Home ...

Helping our parents to feel that they're not a burden

... Helping our parents to feel that they're not a burden relationships, communication, independence, story We're bound to feel frustrated with our parents sometimes, but do we want them to feel eternally grateful to us? You've given up yet another Sunday to spend it in ...

Gardening tips for older people

... Gardening tips for older people gardening, independence, exercise, mobility Gardening can be a joy. It's satisfying, can be productive and it's very good exercise. Age makes some tasks harder the digging, mowing and pruning but with a bit of thought there's still ...

Top tips on making life easier for someone with dementia

... Top tips on making life easier for someone with dementia dementia, alzheimer's, memory, independence We can't fix dementia. But in small ways we can make the world feel safer and less confusing. To help them We can suggest to their carers that they keep ...

Making homes safe from carbon monoxide poisoning

... Making homes safe from carbon monoxide poisoning INDEPENDENCE, ELDERCARE, CARBON MONOXIDE, HOME SAFETY How dangerous is carbon monoxide (CO) and what can you do to help protect against a leak of this deadly gas? Expert lawyer Gavin Evans of Simpson Millar Solicitors offers ...

How tradition makes living with dad the obvious choice

... How tradition makes living with dad the obvious choice death, relationships, independence, eldercare, story, This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Their cultural background made the decision to share a home with a widowed parent easy for one family. Our storyteller ...

Urinary incontinence: causes, treatments, symptoms

... Urinary incontinence: causes, treatments, symptoms URINARY INCONTINENCE, INDEPENDENCE, ELDERCARE Urinary incontinence is often seen as an inevitable sign of ageing but that's not necessarily the case. There could be other causes that can be addressed. And for those who do have to ...