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Is it time to hang up the car keys?

... of others on the road we may need to use our persuasive powers. Jill hasn't been to Zumba for a few weeks. She's ... , car, independence, insurance, Giving up driving is one of the most significant milestones in an older person's life. It's not ...

Finding good care for older relatives

... First World War, she lost her father in one of the last battles in 1918. She grew up and lived in the East ... independence, story This week's storyteller is Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE ).At some point we ...

How to contest a will and why

... Coles Solicitors explains why and how. Understanding the legal document The Last Will and Testament of any deceased person is the legal representative of ... Assets, Inheritance Tax, property, will There are all sorts of reasons why people might be unhappy about the contents of a will ...

The health benefits of plants for your parent

... look after herself. My grandmother's decline was rapid. During the last weeks of her life she transformed from the once vibrant woman, ... The health benefits of plants for your parent gardening, mental health, dementia, story This week's storyteller is Clare Long. Clare ...

How to support an elderly carer

... ago and my mother has been with a new partner for the last 10 years, although they don't live together. In some ways ... relationship is quite traditional in that he seems to make most of the decisions, pays for meals and holidays, and she drives him ...

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

... 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 ... daughter who shared their experience of one man's Parkinson's diagnosis and the impact it had on their family. Chris's father, our own Rebecca's ...

The plight of Parkinson's

... of, everything was about to change for the worse. The last time I visited my grandad at his nursing home in Chiswick I ... The plight of Parkinson's Parkinson's, guilt, communication, story In honour of Parkinson's Awareness Week 2013 we have a special story from ...

How do I cope with constant repetitive questions?

... the lady she cleans for asked her the same thing 16 times last week within a matter of a few minutes. My neighbour is ... cares for her mother and a lady she cleans for, both of whom have memory loss. Her mother repeated the same thing 10 ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... people of all abilities and take place on wheelchair-friendly paths. Most last about an hour and involve walking, chatting, reminiscing and appreciating ... to people living with dementia and we believe is a crucial part of "living well". The outdoors is the original multi-sensory environment ...

Respecting my parents' wishes

... prognosis and we continued talking about the ups and downs of the last few months. We talked for a long time, sinking into ... stay with them for a week. My intention was to, of course, gently raise the issue of my not knowing about my ...