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What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home

... has the proper paperwork in place. A Power of Attorney can help to protect your parent ... trust, social care When we see images of neglect and abuse in the news we hope ... proper paperwork in place. A Power of Attorney can help to protect your parent from financial ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2

... that could make the condition worse Setting up Power of Attorney Educating carers Putting the wheels in ... what can be done about it.In the second of two parts we look treatments available now and ... make the condition worse Setting up Power of Attorney Educating carers Putting the wheels in motion to ...

How to help your parents get online: buying and installing broadband

... a report from the Office of National Statistics last year revealed that around 4 million UK homes ... a laptop or desktop computer is the most powerful and flexible solution a tablet may also be ... to get our parents online with the installation of broadband. The internet is now such an ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... offer palliative care? Making sure your parent's last few days are as comfortable and as happy ... generator in case the home's affected by a power cut? Does the home have technologies in ... questions are really difficult to ask in front of a parent, but it's important not to ...

What can a pharmacist do for your parent?

... a repeat prescription by their GP which can last up to a year. If your parent ... . Prescriptions Since 2002 pharmacists have had the power to prescribe medicine to patients helping them to ... with their pills and prescriptions. Different types of pharmacist A "Chemist" by any other ...

Dad, dementia and connecting through art

... . I wanted that back. For the last phase of dad's life he deserved communication. ... though he's in this diminished state he's still powerful. I like that. It's very boring ... every problem. It's been a gradual process of realising that what he was has changed. ...

Bridging the distance between us

... pensions, bought food and organised an Enduring Power of Attorney. This became more overwhelming after ... who stayed nearby. At the young age of 49, my mother suffered a massive brain ... bought food and organised an Enduring Power of Attorney. This became more overwhelming after my mother ...

Tips on choosing a holiday with parents

... week in advance, to order enough to last the entire time you're away. Are you ... a charger or adapter to plug into international power supplies? Add them to the list Take ... central place to stay that's in walking distance of shops, pubs, the beach or places ...

Mother's Day gifts ideas for senior mums

... MOTHERS DAY, SENIORS You've been giving your mum gifts for the last 30 or 40 years or more. So what is there that ... with one patient and their family. You can support the work of the nurses and find a lovely gift in their daffodil jewellery selection ...

What does a hospice do?

... a hospice itself or at home. It's not just about the last few days though. Hospices offer day care and outpatient services, ... hospice, death, funeral, grief When a parent reaches end of life or has a terminal illness it can be difficult to care ...