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Tips on getting the right care at home

... health and safety reasons the environment must be safe requiring the installation of grab rails for example. The family would need to organise appropriate mobility aids through an occupational therapist and might include a bed, hoists, wet room or an accessible bath for example. How do ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... many people living with dementia, hobbies such as painting that they used to relish can become too difficult as not only cognitive but also mobility issues develop. This can leave then feeling disheartened and frustrated. We developed a different way of painting to combat this and help ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... shops, many of which have recently undertaken dementia training. "It is also now possible for online customers to add the name and mobile phone number of a friend or family member we can contact if our drivers are unable to make their delivery. This offers added ...

Am I too old for braces?

... you may enjoy: How speech therapy can help with swallowing problemsHow to help your parent avoid malnutritionWhat a pharmacist can do for the less mobile If you'd like to see more, new articles around eldercare on a regular basis, sign up for our newsletter by clicking the ...

Product review: EIO Emergency Smartcard

... that we tried, none could read the NFC code. Only one phone had a QR reader installed, and that struggled because the mobile reception at that location wasn't strong. So it wasn't a roaring success immediately but we do expect this to change as people upgrade ...

How to help your parent set up an email address

... simple guide and help your parents get connected to the World Wide Web. Visit BroadbandGenie.co.uk to find help guides and the latest broadband and mobile broadband deals at the touch of a button. If you found this article helpful, why not join the family? How to ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... to start as disturbed sleep due to heat can lead to sleep deprivation and lack of energy during the day. Depending on your parent's mobility and willingness to travel it may be a good idea to do a "reverse-migration" and plan a trip to colder climates as ...

Tax benefits for older people

... If you found this article helpful you may like to read: A practical guide to applying for Attendance Allowance Tips on helping the less mobile to manage money safely A quick guide to the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Railcards ABA User ...

10 questions to ask your parents before it's too late

... or care, or you sell the house? It's not just gas and electricity anymore. You also need to think about landline and mobile phone contracts, cable or satellite TV and broadband if it's relevant. Even the milk delivery if there is one. And don't ...