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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Heating guide for your parents and grandparents: how to stay warm and save money this winter

... Heating guide for your parents and grandparents: how to stay warm and save money this winter HOME HEATING, INSULATION, INDEPENDENCE, ELDERCARE Heating a home in winter can be expensive. Rix Petroleum offers tips for keeping rooms comfortable and draughts at bay without spending a ...

How to cope when you're a whistleblower

... , balance, NHS, Dear Lesley,How do people cope if they've been the family whistle-blower, trying to report abuse of elderly parents by close relatives?9 years ago I warned both the NHS and the local social services department that my parents were at risk ...

Tips for caring from a distance

... Tips for caring from a distance guilt, mental health, eldercare, carer Helping parents who don't live just round the corner is more complicated, but there are many things that we can do to ease their situation. Sally offers some tips gleaned from her experience ...