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Helping parents to avoid depression

... Helping parents to avoid depression Depression, Mental Health, Loneliness, Relationships, Retirement With depression known to be a real risk in an ageing population, there are many ways that we can help our parents to keep active and independent to stave off the gloom. ...

Maintaining a relationship when your parent has dementia – a real-life story

... Maintaining a relationship when your parent has dementia – a real-life story DEMENTIA, CARE HOME, ADVICE, RELATIONSHIPS Our specialist ageing parent "agony aunt" Lesley Trenner has been talking to people about the emotions around caring for family members living with dementia. Here she ...

How do I help my elderly parent bathe?

... How do I help my elderly parent bathe? mobility, independence, hoist, occupational therapist For anyone with limited mobility, enjoying a bath and shower can be difficult. We asked Annette Greenwood of family business Bath-Knight, inventors of the belted bath-lift, for some ...

10 questions to ask your parents before it's too late

... 10 questions to ask your parents before it's too late death, probate, funeral, power of attorney, finances There are some questions that are really hard to ask, but knowing the answers can greatly relieve the pressure in times of emergency or end of life ...

How will the 2014 Budget affect our parents?

... How will the 2014 Budget affect our parents? money, annuity, pension, finance, While many of us try to follow the goings-on of government to little or no avail now may be a good time to take note of the budget changes announced by George ...

How to help your parent find the right buildings and contents insurance

... How to help your parent find the right buildings and contents insurance insurance, money, finance, security, Ashley Shepherd, Managing Director of Over50choices, helps us take a look at the factors your parents should consider when choosing home insurance, providing helpful guides on ...

Tips on extracting your parent from hospital

... Tips on extracting your parent from hospital Hospital, out-patient, NHS, communication If you're new to parents as in-patients in hospital, then here are a few tips from those who've learned from experience. Every hospital trust and private group has its own structures and systems ...

How to safely lift your parent

... How to safely lift your parent mobility, occupational therapist, stand aid, hoist, electric chair One of our lovely readers, Jane, asked us the following question: "How can I and my husband safely, and confidently, lift his 89 year old ...

Travelling with a parent who has dementia

... Travelling with a parent who has dementia travel, dementia, Alzheimer's, holiday, insurance, There are over 100 different types of diagnosable dementia, from Alzheimer's to vascular dementia. Each individual will face differing symptoms which means their care will have to be tailored to ...

How to help your parent prevent heart disease

... How to help your parent prevent heart disease exercise, healthy eating, heart disease Heart disease affects just under 500,000 people aged 75 and over in the UK. We've gathered together some tips to help your parent reduce the risk of heart disease as they ...