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How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly? DEMENTIA CARE, SHOPPING, INDEPENDENCE, AGEING, POPULATION Written by Kathy Lawrence Simple changes can make navigating and enjoying the shopping and eating out experience much easier for those with dementia. Shops, restaurants and community spaces regularly do ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... Dignity in dying and care for the living ELDERCARE, INDEPENDENCE, END OF LIFE, DIGNITY Campaigner Amanda Waring explains why approaches to dignity in dying need to change in the UK, and offers some tips for caring for the living. Renowned filmmaker, comedian and ...

How to help your parent use the internet

... How to help your parent use the internet communication, independence, technology, internet, Kerry Butters, editor for BroadbandGenie.co.uk, talks us through the various corners of the internet and shares her tips for helping your parents navigate the web. The internet can be an ...

Product review: EIO Emergency Smartcard

... Product review: EIO Emergency Smartcard EMERGENCY, INDEPENDENCE, MEDICAL SERVICES, NFCTECHNOLOGY By Kathy Lawrence In Case of Emergency (ICE) cards are a great idea, but the older we get the more information we need to share. A piece of card tucked into ...

Respecting my parents' wishes

... Respecting my parents' wishes story, communication, respect, heart surgery, independence This week's storyteller is Clare Tanner. Clare was taken by surprise when her aunt told her that her mum was having heart surgery. She had no idea and she told us about ...

Mum didn't tell me about her major heart surgery

... Mum didn't tell me about her major heart surgery communication, independence, heart surgery, story This week's storyteller is Clare Tanner. When your aunt mentions that your mum's having surgery and you had no idea what do you do? Clare shares her experience of her ...

Parents are many things. Is a burden one of them?

... Parents are many things. Is a burden one of them? relationships, balance, responsibility, independence, story There's been discussion on our Twitter feed this week about our article on not making parents feel like they're a burden. Is this too negative an approach ...

How to help your parent set up an email address

... How to help your parent set up an email address communication, independence, technology, email, internet, Kerry Butters, editor for BroadbandGenie.co.uk, shares how to navigate the pleasures and pitfalls of creating an email account for your parent while keeping their passwords safe. ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid malnutrition

... How to help your elderly parent avoid malnutrition malnutrition, healthy eating, independence, nutritional value As people age their appetite can start to wane. The cause can simply be less need for calories and therefore nothing to worry about. But malnutrition can become a problem ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review Internet, Independence, Technology, Communication, We regularly hear how iPads and tablets are all the rage for the internet-savvy older user for keeping in touch, entertainment and online shopping. But what if your parent is ...