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Tackling the emerging loneliness crisis for older men

... tips about what we and, crucially, our parents can do to prevent poor health. It is all very well hearing that sedentary lifestyles are bad for you, but if our mums and dads struggle with mobility problems- say after a stroke- what we really ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... the essentials. Being able to live well but cheaply can help to keep your parent active for longer while allowing them the type of lifestyle they maybe can't achieve at home. 3. There's no place like home (especially when it's a bargain!) With the ...

Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's?

... of factors that result in the loss of brain cells. Those factors include Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, stroke, the environment and our lifestyles- or just "bad luck". Women are a little more susceptible than men. Sadly, "early onset" Alzheimer's ...

How to find the right life insurance for your parent

... An Underwritten Life Insurance Plan also pays out an agreed cash sum on death but the application process is longer and does include health and lifestyle questions. These types of plans offer immediate protection and could provide at least 40% more cover, so it is worth taking ...

Care fees funding and deprivation of assets: the rules

... fall within the deliberate deprivation rules, CRAG provides that your parent could be regarded as depriving themselves of assets if they adopt an extravagant lifestyle, pay off a debt at a time when it seems unreasonable for the debt to be repaid, or convert assets into property ...

Thoughts on living with an enlarged prostate

... prostate has not sorted itself out naturally, there are a number of courses of action. The NHS offers treatments in the form of lifestyle advice, medication, some surgery options and possible laser treatment. If you're willing to pay, private medicine offers a wide range ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... keep mentally agile and have company at the same time. Support personal needs and feelings. Being able to support your parent's beliefs and lifestyle choices can help ensure that growing old can be an enjoyable time as well as assist people face the challenges of ageing. Be ...

Living with blindness

... there are many ways you can help them cope. The emotional and practical changes can be overwhelming for you and your parent. Their lifestyle will have to be adapted accordingly and things they once loved but are no longer able to do will have to be replaced by ...

Top tips for helping older people overcome mild depression

... start to feel better.- Ask them if they're coping and keeping busy, or if they're feeling frustrated and fed up with their lifestyle. They might not be as comfortable financially as they once were, too, so you may be able to help with small ...

A focus on vitamin D – how the "sunshine" vitamin can improve health

... nutritional advice you can contact the experts at Pharma Nord on 01670 534 900 or info@multivits.co.uk If you're interested in articles about healthy lifestyles and eating well, you may be interested in: Eating well in minutes with the Joseph Pip meals delivery service How to keep ...