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Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... Why regular walks are good for you and your parent exercise, mobility, charity, If you read certain newspapers or visit the BBC's news website regularly you'll know there's a constant stream of studies reporting on the efficacy of various lifestyle regimes. We've gathered a few ...

Tips on enjoying the garden at any age

... Tips on enjoying the garden at any age GARDENING, INDEPENDENCE MOBILITY, ADVERTORIAL As the weather warms up it's time to get out in the garden. But as the years pass ambitions change and bodies need more help, so we've put together some tips for getting ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 " ...