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Who takes responsibility when it's a more distant relative who needs help?

... Who takes responsibility when it's a more distant relative who needs help? SOCIAL CARE, RELATIONSHIPS, ELDERCARE, AGEING, POPULATION Dear Lesley We were visiting my parents over the Christmas holiday I thought the visit would be an opportunity to see how they are getting on ...

How your employer can retain the skills of working carers

... , WORK LIFE BALANCE By Kathy Lawrence We've come a long way in recognising the needs of parents at work. Now in an ageing population it's time to help at those caring for elders or risk losing experienced and talented staff. Forward-thinking organisations have already started implementing policies ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly? DEMENTIA CARE, SHOPPING, INDEPENDENCE, AGEING, POPULATION Written by Kathy Lawrence Simple changes can make navigating and enjoying the shopping and eating out experience much easier for those with dementia. Shops, restaurants and community spaces regularly do ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... to somewhere more convenient? A questionnaire created by the EAC can give you some good starting tips. The future With an increasingly ageing population it's going to become even more important to have suitable housing in place for older people. Sarah McKee, founder of the Evermore ...

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

... , they may find that the countryside is not as idyllic as they first thought. In rural areas, not only is the ageing population growing much faster, but there are also significant additional factors to be taken into consideration- isolation, availability of suitable housing and ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... Care-swapping" recommended as a way to solve issues associated with long distance care which would foster community spirit and promote social responsibility for ageing population. 1 in 4 women over 45 are carers and there is a 50% chance that, by the age of 59, ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... 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. Our parents ...

Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... number of people aged 85 and over is projected to reach 3.5 million by 2035, 2.5 times larger than in 2010. If the population continues to age at this rate the number of elderly who'll need support will increase significantly. Programmes are growing around the country to ...

Is loneliness now an epidemic among the elderly?

... Is loneliness now an epidemic among the elderly? loneliness, community, companionship, mental health Loneliness among the UK's ageing population is widely publicised as a health hazard which can increase the risk of depression, dementia and heart attacks. The size of the loneliness challenge ...

How to keep driving with renewed confidence

... the driving keys through lack of confidence as Shân Hughes, who's a supporter of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, explains. As the population gets older people have to make some hard decisions about driving. The car is a symbol of ability, status and independence. ...