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How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis

... Botox treatment your parent will need a GP referral to an urologist who can advise your parent on the suitability of the procedure. The NHS have Continence Clinics across the UK that your parent can be referred to by their doctor to help manage their symptoms and The Bladder ...

What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... their kitchen, providing ramps and walking aids or wheelchairs. The advice and support from an OT is in many cases available on the NHS by referral from your parent's doctor or your parent may decide to employ a private OT. Whichever route they choose, an OT ...

What happens during a cataract operation?

... faster than that. I think I got a priority appointment as it was so far developed. Like a lot of things in the NHS, waiting lists vary in different areas, but generally it's not bad for cataracts. Then, the operation The cataract operation was ...

When dementia brings death to your door

... to expect for Dad. The nurses and doctors weren't always very good at helping me to know. It was an Out of Hours NHS 24 Doctor who told me about the 'Just in Case' drugs. Doctors no longer carry drugs so if someone needs a strong ...

Product review: EIO Emergency Smartcard

... time. Once you're into the site it's very easy to enter and edit data: Owner: first and last name Date of Birth NHS number and GP details Emergency contacts: With name, relationship and phone number Medical conditions: A very useful space to include any ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid malnutrition

... If your parent isn't getting out as much as they used to it's likely their appetite will lessen as they use less energy. The NHS recommends that older women eat no less than 1200 and no more than 2000 calories a day and older men eat no less than ...

Can an Admiral Nurse help in dementia care?

... your parent. Do I have to pay for an Admiral Nurse? Admiral Nurse services are funded by charity Dementia UK and supported by NHS Trusts as well as other not-for-profit organisations and as such are heavily reliant on charitable donations. However this means you should never have ...

How to keep your parent's fridge fresh and organised

... parent has the munchies. For more information on how to help your parent eat healthily and store food safely visit Nutritionist Resource and the NHS website. If you found this article helpful, why not join the family? Rebecca Lenton ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... a growing number of online directories to help you choose a home, such as carehome.co.uk, Housingcare.org and the Good Care Guide. The NHS also has a directory that allows you to search for specific types of care by selecting various tabs. Read our tips on choosing ...

Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents?

... cultural resources to improve the quality of life of Liverpool's elderly residents. Resources like Memory Bank can play an increasing useful role as the NHS and social services try to meet the demands of caring for our ageing society. The films provide a powerful means for building communication ...