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Supporting dementia carers at work

... Supporting dementia carers at work DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY, OFFICE, DEMENTIA CARERS As a full-time Project Manager at the Met Office, Mary Sherwood was inspired by Radio Devon's commitment to make Devon a dementia-friendly county. This is how she worked with her employer to create an office that ...

Tips to continue business as usual when your parent needs you

... or laptop, then using their machine may be the best way to go. To make that work you'll need compatible operating systems and office software on your parent's machine. If you use Microsoft Office, for example, you might have challenges if your parent uses a ...

What to do when a parent dies

... certificate, within 5 days of the death (unless it's been referred to a coroner). It is best to use the register office close to your parent's home. Offices can be found using https://www.gov.uk/register-offices. You will need to give ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... cards. How to Get a Senior Railcard There are three ways you can obtain a Senior Railcard: online, at a station ticket office or by phone. Online. To buy a Senior Railcard online, the applicant will need a valid passport or a UK driving ...

Tips on safely managing money for the less mobile

... specify a trusted individual who they want to have access to their main account, pay bills for them and get cash out. Post Office Card Account (POCA): POCA holders can get a second card for someone else to collect their money for them. Local ...

How to successfully request flexible working hours

... watch out for when making a request.Convincing your employerFormally requesting flexible working hours usually means more time working from home and less time in the office which, while convenient for you may not be so helpful for your employer.Ignoring the scepticism of colleagues who perhaps aren't privy to your ...

Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... difficult to get to know neighbours but joining a local Neighbourhood Watch group can provide a meeting place and the opportunity to meet local community officers who can keep an eye on your relative's home while on the beat. Whilst we all welcome some company, everyone should be ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... road conditions and downpours can mean operating a car, scooter or even using mobility aids are too difficult to manage. With the Met Office reporting that rainfall across the country is steadily rising, moving to warmer climates could help to improve your parent's health as well as ...

Speaking up for our community in Dementia Friends

... up for our community in Dementia Friends Dementia, Alzheimer's, department of health, eldercare When They Get Older visited the UK Government Cabinet Office in July 2013 to take part in a roundtable on Dementia Friends, a new initiative run by the Alzheimer's Society and funded by ...

Planning a funeral: Answers for the bereaved

... upon the circumstances of the deceased's death. If the deceased passed in hospital or in a hospice, then there will be a registry office within the vicinity. For those who have passed outside such establishments you will need to attend the deceased's local registry office. How ...