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5 reasons to retire overseas

... moving on a permanent or semi-permanent basis from the UK to a non-EEA country, emigrants are required to give up their rights to either NHS or EHIC healthcare. While some destinations have similar services in place, others do not, and private health insurance will be required ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease?

... important.In some cases an "amyloid" scan can clarify whether Alzheimer's disease is present or not. These scans aren't currently available on the NHS and cost around 2000 privately.The earlier the diagnosis, the better the effect of treatment. Recent advances in medical imaging allow doctors to ...

Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence

... for other health conditions. How to manage incontinence? As well as medically treating incontinence there are many products available privately and through the NHS that your parent can use to help them manage the condition. Depending on the type of incontinence your parent has they could use ...

How to find the right travel insurance for your parent

... in the UK Parents who're used to holidaying in the UK might not see the need for travel insurance as they can rely on the NHS if someone falls ill. It's important to remember that travel insurance covers your parents if their belongings are stolen or perhaps they have ...

Thoughts on living with an enlarged prostate

... much has been produced. If the prostate has not sorted itself out naturally, there are a number of courses of action. The NHS offers treatments in the form of lifestyle advice, medication, some surgery options and possible laser treatment. If you're willing to pay ...

In praise of district nurses

... is that so much of their work is supporting elderly people with unsexy issues. I would say, if you have doubts about the NHS, you can still put your faith in district nurses.Sometimes a district nurse is also a regular source of companionship for parents who feel ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... in the summer sun for a long period of time. For more information on how to keep your parent cool in hot weather the NHS has a downloadable Heatwave advice guide as well as information on how to be prepared for soaring temperatures. Public Health England has issued ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... may also like to read: The health benefits of plants Autumn outings soothe mum's dementia Read more practical tips Exercises for older people from NHS Choices Walking for Health offers over 3,000 free, short walks every week. Search facility on the website for your nearest ...

Can the BBC Care Calculator really help to predict the cost of care?

... an estimate and that it does not constitute financial advice. If you found this article helpful you may like to read: What is NHS Continuing Healthcare funding and what are the myths about claiming it? The rules about care fee funding and deprivation of assets What are ...

How a game of pairs helped gauge grandad's dementia

... on as a family rather than feel put upon by a clinician coming into his home and formally assessing his condition. Often within the NHS elderly patients can feel like a spectacle. Using a traditional game like pairs has really helped us gauge grandad's decline. Without fail ...