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What to put on your bucket list?

... What to put on your bucket list? RETIREMENT, LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL, HOBBIES, COMMUNITY Written by Kathy Lawrence Lists of inspiring things to do in a lifetime become hugely popular. A survey asked older people what they would suggest for their younger family and friends ...

Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... you read certain newspapers or visit the BBC's news website regularly you'll know there's a constant stream of studies reporting on the efficacy of various lifestyle regimes. We've gathered a few together that suggest that taking time out for a walk every day is a very good idea. ...

How to cope when your parent has a stroke

... . A routine may minimise the stroke's after-effects as well as provide peace of mind for your parent and indeed yourself. What are the lifestyle choices advised to prevent strokes? The main risk factors that cause strokes include: High blood pressure High cholesterol Obesity Age 55+ ...

What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... the daily living aids that have traditionally been available are clinical to look at and may make your parents feel that they are compromising their lifestyle. From my own experience, my parents are fiercely independent and would probably struggle on rather than use something that makes them feel ...

When a heart attack leads to angioplasty

... and thereafter I slept for hours. I also received a visit from a specialist cardiac nurse who talked me through diet, exercise and lifestyle. The nurse, as with all the other staff, was totally sympathetic and non-accusatory, and suggested family history might have something ...

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 to open evenings or sports and after ...

How to choose the right mobility scooter

... roads, high kerbs or steep hills and their ability to get on and off the scooter unaided can all affect your parent's choice. Lifestyle habits such as travelling with family, how much shopping they regularly buy and whether they'll need to use their scooter to get around ...

How to find the right insurance for your parent's pet

... can be a lifeline for your parent. They provide companionship, helping with the prevention of depression and loneliness; encourage a more active lifestyle and reduce the risk of heart disease. Recent research suggests that high blood pressure, cholesterol levels and obesity are all likely to ...

Safe walking in winter for older people

... each day. Not only is it healthy but research has found that a 20-minute walk on a daily basis can contribute to a happier lifestyle for older individuals. That said, it is of course important to make sure that they are well equipped for any wintry conditions ...

Coming home - or at least nearby

... other infrequently, but more intensely. Now we see each other very frequently for less time. This takes some adaptation in terms of lifestyle. With a busy job and family, I find weekdays just slipping away, and so this leaves the weekends to see mum ...