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How can we reduce loneliness among the elderly?

... combat loneliness among the elderly? Checking in on elderly neighbours who perhaps aren't frequented by many visitors, keeping in touch with your own parents and ageing relatives as well as ensuring they eat well by organising meal delivery or stocking their freezer are just some of the ways ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... be purchased at www.amandawaring.com This article was published in March 2016. If you found this article useful you may also like: Helping our parents to feel that they're not a burden Talking about dying with your parents Tips on getting the right care at home Don't miss any ...

Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home

... particular concern. Here, Phil Buckle, Director General of the charity, gives the details and offers some tips to help you protect parents and other elderly relatives from electrical danger in the home. Did you know that more than 350,000 people are seriously injured ...

Winter driving part 2: snow, ice, rain, fog and winter sun

... tougher driving conditions in winter require greater concentration and understanding of how to deal with expected and unexpected challenges. Even if we persuade our parents to stay at home, we may have to get to them instead. Dave Hall of CAT Driving offers some invaluable advice to ...

Age and swallowing problems - how speech therapy helps

... swallowing difficulty is not always a normal part of getting older and could be linked to a disease or disorder. If you notice your parent having a problem with swallowing, it's wise to encourage them to contact their doctor and request an appointment with an ear, nose ...

NHS Continuing Healthcare: why it's important to have a coordinator

... why it's so important to ensure an independent coordinator is appointed. Before you begin Find out more about NHS Continuing Healthcare and why your parent might claim it if they have complex health needs by reading Roger's first two articles. Download the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare ...

How to keep driving with renewed confidence

... have to make some hard decisions about driving. The car is a symbol of ability, status and independence. If and when a parent makes that decision (either forced or voluntarily) it is difficult to think in terms of being without a car. Letting experts ...

Gaining new freedom by moving in together

... , over 11 years ago. I met him soon after and we took frequent trips to see his family in South Africa. His parents are divorced and his mum, Sally, was living on her sister's farm and working in the office on site. On our ...

Talking about dementia - blogging and how it helps

... road to enlightenment especially where old age is concerned- can be a bumpy one. I've been involved with the care of both my parents and thought I knew pretty much all the important or useful stuff; but that turns out not to be true. If I ...

Why we shouldn't de-clutter our family history

... particularly the case for older people. As we get older we seem to acquire not only our own clutter but that of our deceased parents and grandparents. And I find it so difficult to throw away something that has no value but is priceless for its memories. ...