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... our exclusive "How to" guides, free stuff, checklists and much more... 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 ...

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 ...

Who wants to listen to what you think?

... person from airport parking and car hire to destination and restaurant feedback. Products We're seeing growing numbers of websites offering products for the less mobile and nimble. If you've tried products such as these, you can offer your opinions to consumer groups such as Which? and ...

How to help your parent find the right buildings and contents insurance

... injuries but do check their certificate to be sure. For more information about insurance cover for home care click here. Home insurance for mobility adaptations It's worth mentioning to your parent's insurer any home adaptations that are needed. This might incur extra cost or perhaps a switch ...

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 ...

Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home

... . Electrical Safety First has produced a guide to electrical safety for older people and their relatives. We have also produced an app for mobile phones which will allow you to undertake a quick, visual check of the electrics in a home and you can download our full ...