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Are sex and love taboo topics for you and your parents?

... Are sex and love taboo topics for you and your parents? communication, relationships, mobility, depression, companionship Don't be afraid to talk to your parent about love and sex, advises Relate counsellor and author, Barbara Bloomfield. They've got the same hopes and ...

What to do when a parent dies

... What to do when a parent dies death certificate, funeral, assets, inheritance tax, bereavement Losing a parent is an emotional time. Yet there are numerous practical tasks to be undertaken some quickly, some over time. Here's a step-by-step guide to what you ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather heatwave, sleep, heart disease You wouldn't think it possible that your parent could be too hot in British weather yet with the rising temperatures we've been experiencing it's good to be aware of the way heat can ...

How to help your parents get online: buying and installing broadband

... How to help your parents get online: buying and installing broadband communication, independence, technology, internet, Matt Powell, editor for the UK broadband comparison website BroadbandGenie.co.uk, talks us through how to get our parents online with the installation of broadband. The internet ...

Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... Why regular walks are good for you and your parent exercise, mobility, charity, If you read certain newspapers or visit the BBC's news website regularly you'll know there's a constant stream of studies reporting on the efficacy of various lifestyle regimes. We've gathered a few ...

How to cope with sleep problems in the elderly

... problems in the elderly sleep, communication, exercise Most of us have, from time to time, had trouble sleeping. As our parents age they can become more prone to sleep issues. Their sleep patterns change and health conditions can get in the way of a ...

Christmas gifts for our parents

... Christmas gifts for our parents christmas, gifts, memory, mobility, mental health Buying presents for our parents that they'll really appreciate can get difficult. Do you go for the tried and trusted or take a risk with something new? You've landed on our 2013 ...

How to make household tasks easier for elderly parents

... How to make household tasks easier for elderly parents mobility, independence, cooking Andrew Atkinson, Managing Director of Mobility Smart an online independent living store- advises us on tools to help your parent manage at home if they have strength or mobility issues.Here are a few ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... , mobility, money, care fees Our readers' experiences tell us that some questions are really difficult to ask in front of a parent, but it's important not to let the answers come as a shock once your parent is settled in. They're particularly necessary because ...

Tips on choosing a holiday with parents

... Tips on choosing a holiday with parents holiday, mobility, medication, insurance, accommodation, A family holiday can be a joy or a nightmare, depending on whether we've decided upon the right location, accommodation, and remembered everything we need for the trip. ...