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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 ...

Is a pet for your parent a good idea?

... Is a pet for your parent a good idea? Pets, Loneliness, mental health, insurance, Pets are often recommended as good companions for the lonely or housebound. What are the pros and cons of pet ownership as your parents grow frailer, and how ...

Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health?

... Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health? pets, loneliness, mental health, dementia, alzheimer's We explore the potential benefits of pet therapy as a way to relax and encourage our parents wherever they reside. As our parents get older, and perhaps begin ...

Tips on dementia and the family fall-out

... Tips on dementia and the family fall-out dementia, relationships, carer, pets, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. After taking the lion's share of caring for her mother despite having an extended family close at hand, this week's storyteller shares some ...

A guide to Inheritance Tax

... majority of other exemptions and allowances come about through distributing some wealth prior to death. Such transfers are termed 'potentially exempt transfers' (PETs) for IHT purposes and they are potentially exempt because, from the day you give them away, the tax due on death ...

Expectations in dementia care

... Expectations in dementia care dementia, eldercare, wheelchair, pets, carer This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. It's hard to know what to demand from a care home or how to achieve it. A daughter rates her mother's experience. Alzheimer's Society chief ...

Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... lower risk of breast cancer compared to those who walk for 3 or fewer hours a week. Exercising our furry companions For parents with pets, especially those with dogs, it can be easier to get out and about for a walk. Having an animal to exercise ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... aware of. Depending on your parent's preferences there can be certain things that could be deal breakers. Are they allowed to bring their pet with them? Are there designated quiet areas or specific times of the day when quiet hours are observed? This could be particularly ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... continue working. Encourage parents to maintain positive social relationships with family and friends. Secure and supportive relationships with family, friends and even pets are vital to mental well-being. Be available and willing to talk about parents' problems and concerns. Make "having a good ...

Understanding the options in elder care

... from home, most homes encourage residents to bring personal items to help them settle in, and some even allow residents to bring their pets with them. Moving into residential care also gives your loved one the opportunity to make new friends. Many care homes have groups ...