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Ready meals for the elderly - what's on the menu?

... Ready meals for the elderly- what's on the menu? ready-meal, healthy eating, vegetarian When your parent can no longer cook for themself it's difficult to know what options are available to cater for their nutritional needs and specific tastes. Aside from cooking up portions ...

What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home

... trust, social care When we see images of neglect and abuse in the news we hope and pray that it won't happen to our parents. The media paints a negative picture of care homes creating a culture of fear and making us question our decision to place our ...

What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... What to look for in mobility aids for your parents mobility, independence, occupational therapist, Katherine Pyne, creator of online disability shop designed2enable.co.uk, shares her advice for finding the right mobility aids to suit your parent's needs as well as personal style. As our ...

Christmas gifts for parents and grandparents

... Christmas gifts for parents and grandparents christmas, gifts, presents It's that time of year again- let the present panic commence! If you're struggling for Christmas gift inspiration we've put together a few ideas that are available currently (November 2014) to help you find ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... What are the retirement housing options for my parents? loneliness, independence, community, mobility, companionship Life is not a matter of one giant leap from independent living at home to taking up residence in a care home. The choices can be confusing though. ...

Why my parents never came to live with me

... Why my parents never came to live with me independence, carer, dementia, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous.We've asked many people about their experiences of living with their parents in later life. In our latest story, our storyteller explains why she ...

How to choose the right mobility scooter

... How to choose the right mobility scooter mobility, insurance, travel, independence When a parent begins to have issues with their mobility it can be a hard thing for them to accept and adjust to. If they're having trouble getting out and about unaided it may ...

How to claim a lost pension

... How to claim a lost pension pension, finances, money Once your parent passes retirement age it's likely they'll be living off a number of pension pots. With most people moving jobs an average of 11 times during their working career it can be easy to lose ...

Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents?

... Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents? dementia, alzheimer's, communication, memory, Eleanor Bryson, from Memory Bank, shares how watching archive footage of the past has helped older people and those with dementia recall memories and communicate with their loved ones ...

How to find the right insurance for your parent's pet

... How to find the right insurance for your parent's pet insurance, pets, money, loneliness Whether your parent has a pet already or is looking for a new furry friend it's good to know what to consider when choosing pet insurance. Ashley Shepherd, Managing Director ...