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Autumn outings soothe mum's dementia

... Autumn outings soothe mum's dementia dementia, mobility, wheelchair, swallowing, story This week's storyteller is Hannah Davies. Hannah shares how she's learnt to embrace the changes in her mum's health as her dementia progresses. Autumn has arrived for my seaside town, and whilst ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia DEMENTIA, EXERCISE, MENTAL HEALTH, MOBILITY Being out in nature and sharing activity outside is something which brings immediate benefits to people living with dementia and we believe is a crucial part of "living well ...

Tips for travelling with ageing parents

... Tips for travelling with ageing parents holiday, mobility, wheelchair, travel As our parents get older, we need to put some thought into the issues surrounding long-distance travel. We might be going on holiday together, or they might be travelling separately. Here are ...

Gardening tips for older people

... Gardening tips for older people gardening, independence, exercise, mobility Gardening can be a joy. It's satisfying, can be productive and it's very good exercise. Age makes some tasks harder the digging, mowing and pruning but with a bit of thought there's still ...

How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis

... How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis speech therapy, mental health, mobility, independence While more than 100,000 people have Multiple Sclerosis in the UK there are many facts and fictions surrounding the condition that have led to common misconceptions. MS ...

How to help your parent use the internet

... parent can explore and experience new things from the comfort of their own home. The internet can not only provide entertainment for the less mobile but a way of connecting friends and family that live further afield. Here are some simple tips to get your parents started using ...

How do I cope with caregiver guilt?

... old mother who's fairly physically disabled after suffering a stroke 12 years ago (slight weakness down right side) and spinal arthritis. Her mobility isn't great. I try to do my share but recently I've been working away from home a lot. The stroke also damaged ...

Winter driving part 1: Being prepared

... Car blanket For every journey, travellers should remember to pack: Additional warm clothes Emergency rations (including a hot drink) Fully charged mobile phone (with reminder instructions if necessary) A car phone charger (just in case) Before you go If you're online, ...

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 " ...

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 ...