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Visiting grandparents in their new care home

... Visiting grandparents in their new care home grandparents, care homes, Barchester Homes If your parent has moved into a care home, should you take your children to visit? And if you do, how do you prepare them for the change in environment? In ...

Mum didn't tell me about her major heart surgery

... When your aunt mentions that your mum's having surgery and you had no idea what do you do? Clare shares her experience of her parents' preference for privacy and desire to not worry her by not telling her about it! Mum is 70 in October and I've ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... with my mum's dementia dementia, Alzheimer's, workload, balance, story, This week's storyteller is Lesley Trenner. Lesley, an Ageing Parent Coach, describes how she learnt to deal with her mum's advancing dementia while making career decisions. She talks about how she now ...

Mother's Day gift guide: What to get your elderly parent

... Mother's Day gift guide: What to get your elderly parent gifts, mother's day, gardening, What do you get for a mum who has everything? As our parents get older it can be hard to find them that perfect present that can be really appreciated ...

Older but not over the hill

... create an "invisible barrier" between the old and young that prevents them from talking to each other like normal human beings. Ageing parents, and grandparents alike, are often placed in a category labelled "fragile do not touch do not disturb" which means you ...

Independent living with hearing loss

... Independent living with hearing loss hearing loss, independence, hearing aid, deafness It can be a worry if your parent has significant hearing loss. Do you worry if they don't answer the phone, and even rush round or send a neighbour to check if they're ...

Home - When They Get Older

... download our FREE stuff and receive our latest articles straight to your inbox Why join us?| Join now I want to help my parent... Select topic Be as healthy as possible Stay solvent& legal Overcome new challenges Be treated well Actually, I want ...

Who takes responsibility when it's a more distant relative who needs help?

... it's a more distant relative who needs help? SOCIAL CARE, RELATIONSHIPS, ELDERCARE, AGEING, POPULATION Dear Lesley We were visiting my parents over the Christmas holiday I thought the visit would be an opportunity to see how they are getting on, as they are both ...

Food for thought - healthy eating tips for ageing palates

... Caluori offers advice on preparing nutritious meals that appeal to the changing tastes that come with age, and choosing ready-made meals tailored to our parents' needs. I'm a firm believer is using fresh, local ingredients in home-style meals. As people age their tastes and needs ...

How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 1)

... 1) inheritance tax, assets, property, will, trusts, When it comes to organising finances, whether for yourself or a parent, the idea of trusts can be both confusing and daunting. Yet trusts can be an important element of future-proofing assets for generations ...