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Living with blindness

... with blindness blindness, sight loss, depression, visual impairment, veteran Blindness affects almost 2 million people in the UK and as our parents get older there's an increasing chance that they may experience some degree of sight loss. 1 in 5 people aged 75 and over ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2

... How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2 dementia, alzheimer's, mental health, memory Alzheimer's disease is hard to diagnose and so far there's no cure. We've been talking to Re:Cognition Health, the "brain health experts", about ...

Can an Admiral Nurse help in dementia care?

... UK, a disease which David Cameron describes as the 'greatest enemy of humanity', it's important to know who can help should your parent or relative receive a diagnosis. Admiral Nurses have long been supporting families affected by dementia and continue to do so today. But ...

Tips on making the move into care a little bit easier

... /nursing homes before they're needed, if they're needed, means that in an emergency everyone knows what the parent's wishes are. While parents might not want to think about "moving into a care home" it will be a much easier process for them if they ...

How to cope with early onset dementia

... Lewy body disease. That's a whole lot of medical terminology which is difficult for any of us to remember but just imagine how your parent must feel if they can't remember the meaning of every day words, where they left things or even whether they've visited the shops ...

Food and drink gift guide 2016 for grandparents and older parents

... Food and drink gift guide 2016 for grandparents and older parents CHRISTMAS, GIFTS, GRANDPARENTS, SENIORS By Kathy Lawrence, content director at When They Get Older Choosing presents for older parents and grandparents gets harder as the years roll on. They've either got what they ...

How to manage your parent's property once they've moved out

... and perhaps themselves, without outside help. There comes a time in our lives when we have to start thinking seriously about whether our parents can cope independently in their own home. This can be a stressful stage for both parent and child involving some difficult conversations to ...

Is it time to hang up the car keys?

... you'll find numerous reports of folk of various advancing years being involved in car accidents. It's enough to make you want to hide your parents' car keys which some people have been known to do out of desperation and concern. According to statistics there are now 4 ...

How to cope with your parent's Parkinson's diagnosis

... unpredictable. It progresses in different ways in different people. Questioning why other Parkinson's sufferers seem to have it 'lucky' compared to your parent and worrying about it will distract you from spending time with them. Enjoy the moments of lucidness and be there to quell moments ...

Tax benefits for older people

... Tax benefits for older people FINANCE, TAX, BENEFITS, ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE Do my ageing parents still have to pay tax? What benefits and schemes are there to help them? When you're helping relatives and friends to manage their finances as they get older, there ...