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How to report medical negligence in a care home

... occurs in a care home and explains how to take legal action should you need to escalate your complaint. The decision to place a parent in care isn't easy, particularly when abuse cases seem to dominate the news, but knowing what to do if you suspect your ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... and tablets are all the rage for the internet-savvy older user for keeping in touch, entertainment and online shopping. But what if your parent is relatively new to the technology and is feeling overwhelmed? Or you're concerned that they'll fall prey to scammers if let loose on ...

Why we should all have dementia training

... your life. Being prepared Although many of the world's experts are poised on finding a cure it's still a long way off and your parent may not be helped by these medical advancements in the meantime. Dementia is difficult to spot, especially when you're convincing yourself your ...

Retiring to the country - 8 things to discuss before your parents decide

... Retiring to the country- 8 things to discuss before your parents decide mobility, loneliness, community, independence Moving to a rural area can be a cherished dream for retirement. But what are the pitfalls and how can they be avoided? We asked for advice ...

How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia?

... RELATIONSHIPS, ELDERCARE, DEMENTIA Hello Lesley, I like the site very much and wish I had known of it when supporting my elderly parents. Both my parents have passed away now but the journey was hard. They both lived into their 80s but my mother was ...

Retirement living to look forward to

... future of retirement living in the UK and talks about the importance of independence in later life. We all want the best for our parents. Whether that's driven by a sense of familial responsibility or just sheer love, it's something you feel deep down. As they ...

Bridging the distance between us

... Bridging the distance between us carer, paranoia, relationships, eldercare, story This week's storyteller is Sally.When Sally's parents both became ill and dependent on others, Sally resisted the pressure to turn her life upside down and go home to help. She tells us about ...

I am ham. Or jam

... I am ham. Or jam carer, guilt, independence Today we're having children later and seeing our parents live to a greater age. It's bound to affect our lifestyles perhaps more than we were expecting. One day you're running around after your children, rushing ...

Can an Admiral Nurse help in dementia care?

... UK, a disease which David Cameron describes as the 'greatest enemy of humanity', it's important to know who can help should your parent or relative receive a diagnosis. Admiral Nurses have long been supporting families affected by dementia and continue to do so today. But ...

Living with blindness

... with blindness blindness, sight loss, depression, visual impairment, veteran Blindness affects almost 2 million people in the UK and as our parents get older there's an increasing chance that they may experience some degree of sight loss. 1 in 5 people aged 75 and over ...