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Tips to continue business as usual when your parent needs you

... and keeping on top of emails. Depending on your data plan you should be able to access the internet simply and quickly via your mobile. 2G and 3G smartphones connect to wireless broadband accessible via your service provider's network and nowadays are reliable in most places across the ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia

... event that has led to feelings of extreme anxiety and nervousness. Eating disorders among the elderly usually begin as coping strategies for bereavement, mobility challenges, mental health issues or lack of attention from family members. Anorexia's described by many as an "adaptive" illness " ...

How to cope with sleep problems in the elderly

... from being overtired in the future. Get active. As your parent gets older exercising regularly can be a challenge, especially if their mobility becomes impaired. Whether your parent goes for a walk around their garden, stroll to the shops and back or perhaps go for ...

What to put on your bucket list?

... any age. Exercise and socialising are great reasons to play sport and age. Local facilities are increasingly providing great activities for the less mobile, including tai chi, Nordic walking and walking football. 5. Try anything at least once That means overcoming our fears. ...

Visiting grandparents in their new care home

... , mentally or emotionally and this may be new to the children. Dementia takes away memories and can change behaviour. Many illnesses limit mobility and require constant nursing care. Why your parent is in their new home and how fast that change has happened will very much ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... . Help your parents keep in touch. It's easy for older people to fall back on annual Christmas cards as age makes travel and mobility harder. Help out by offering to set up email, Skype, Facebook or other social media (or ask your children to ...

Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence

... basis. Leaks could be a symptom of constipation as the bowel presses on the bladder. Functional incontinence. This is largely due to mobility issues or even conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's which can affect your parent's ability to recognise their need for going to the toilet ...

I cant believe you said that

... looking your way. Either they're becoming deeply interested, or, more likely, you're being as tedious as a boring person on a mobile on a train. That, of course, is when issue one can naturally kick in, and you find the conversation has ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... make a claim without telling their insurer about the changes prior to the incident. If your parent cannot afford to insure a car with mobility alterations The Motability Scheme may be able to help. The scheme leases new cars to people with disabilities dependent on the type of ...

Travelling with a parent who has dementia

... you're travelling or out on excursions, make a note of what your parent is wearing or perhaps suggest they have a personal alarm or mobile with them just in case you get separated. One family member should always stay with your parent so that they have a familiar ...