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Retirement living to look forward to

... might feel insecure and unsettled. As our parents get older their mental and physical health can often fall into decline when they're faced with ... for a partner or living alone after losing them. It's in situations like these that the decision to move into care is usually taken ...

Tips on getting the right care at home

... . It's entirely dependent on the individual and their physical health, mental attitude, age, and so on. For example, if ... be involved. It's entirely dependent on the individual and their physical health, mental attitude, age, and so on. For example ...

How to claim a lost pension

... corresponds to their pension plan, have moved into care, have mental health challenges or they're the surviving partner of a pensioner- entitled ... survivor's benefits or nominated as a beneficiary. Any of these factors could affect whether your parent is in receipt of the savings to which ...

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

... that nothing has changed in their relationship with you. A positive mental attitude Focusing on the positive ways you can help your parent instead ... slow and during that time it left us in uncertainty about his health issues. Patience really is a virtue when it comes to coping ...

Does my aunt need to be in a care home or not?

... dementia. In her new environment she appears to have completely recovered mentally. Her mobility is not as good as it once was, ... would go back to her own home afterwards. Assessing true mental health Another question that arises for me is whether your aunt was disorientated ...

Safe exercise in later life expands horizons

... have to move "like an old person". A positive mental attitude can help to stay young longer. Set realistic goals. ... (aka FitOldDog) tells us how his training injury and other health issues, including an abdominal aortic aneurysm, led him to leave ...

I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer

... high stress levels and poor physical health. You need to be mentally and physically healthy in order to look after your aunt the best ... living in Spain but after losing her husband six years ago her health has deteriorated and she wasn't taking good care of herself. My ...

Why we should all have dementia training

... stages of progression. Early diagnosis. Dementia is treated by the mental health service which is often stigma enough for parents to avoid seeking ... diagnosis. Sometimes you and your parent are both aware that something's not quite right but are fearful of a definitive diagnosis. No one ...

Bridging the distance between us

... suited to take care of the situation, particularly as my father's mental health was tricky to deal with and often caused rows between us ... To be living and breathing as a carer for my parents 24 hours a day would have had a huge impact on my own sanity ...

Travelling with a parent who has dementia

... this before booking by asking what provisions they make for guests with mental health challenges as well as making them aware of the extent of ... parent's needs and the behaviours that staff could be met with. Having these conversations upfront can help to make the holiday run smoothly. ...