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Review: The Hilton on Park Lane

... Review: The Hilton on Park Lane HOTELS, TRAVEL, RESTAURANTS, MOBILITY Written by Kathy Lawrence We're always looking for opportunities for families to enjoy time together, so when the Hilton on Park Lane invited us to see what's on offer for the "silver" ...

Ups and downs of moving mum in

... Ups and downs of moving mum in independence, mobility, relationships, story, This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. One of our readers tells us how her mum moved from Zimbabwe to live in the family home in the UK at the age of ...

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

... I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer SOCIAL CARE, ELDERCARE, RELATIONSHIPS, MOBILITY Dear Lesley My aunt had been living in Spain but after losing her husband six years ago her health has deteriorated and she wasn't taking good care of herself. ...

Safe walking in winter for older people

... Safe walking in winter for older people MOBILITY, INDEPENDENCE, FALLS, ELDERCARE Dressing in layers, adding grip to footwear and using a stick that's the right height are all helpful ways to make going out in cold weather safe and enjoyable. The chilly bite of ...

Footwear choices for older people

... Footwear choices for older people FOOTWEAR, MOBILITY, AGEING Feet and the way people walk change as they get older. Some find their balance and mobility are impaired. So is there advice for everyone to help them stay comfortable and stable (as well as looking ...

How to enjoy the benefits of compost in your garden

... How to enjoy the benefits of compost in your garden RETIREMENT, GARDENING, MOBILITY, EXERCISE Productive gardening is a joy for many reasons. But success depends greatly on the quality of the soil in which plants grow- and creating great compost is hard physical work ...

How can I get mum to take my worries about her seriously?

... How can I get mum to take my worries about her seriously? SOCIAL CARE, ELDERCARE, SAFEGUARDING, MOBILITY Dear Lesley I'm so worried about my mum. She's had two falls in the last few months, with the last one resulting in her cutting her ...

Tips on choosing a holiday with parents

... Tips on choosing a holiday with parents holiday, mobility, medication, insurance, accommodation, A family holiday can be a joy or a nightmare, depending on whether we've decided upon the right location, accommodation, and remembered everything we need for the trip. ...

Mum refuses help - what can we do?

... Mum refuses help- what can we do? loneliness, independence, arthritis, mobility, story, This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Our storyteller talks about the dilemma of a mother who lives in a home that's no longer suitable for her needs ...

Are sex and love taboo topics for you and your parents?

... Are sex and love taboo topics for you and your parents? communication, relationships, mobility, depression, companionship Don't be afraid to talk to your parent about love and sex, advises Relate counsellor and author, Barbara Bloomfield. They've got the same hopes and ...