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Supporting dementia carers at work

... help staff to understand dementia whilst informing and supporting carers. Becoming a Dementia Friends Champion was perfect. Today I give regular Dementia Friends presentations to increase awareness and understanding of dementia at the Met Office. I deliver external sessions in my own time, supporting the Met ...

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... stuff, checklists and much more... Food and drink gift guide 2016 for grandparents and older parents CHRISTMAS GIFTS GRANDPARENTS SENIORS Choosing presents for older parents and grandparents gets harder as the years roll on. They've either got what they really want or they don't want ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... via the Internet, phone or at a station ticket booth. The holder should always carry their Senior Railcard with them while travelling and present it to ticket inspectors if asked. Disabled Persons Railcard As with the Senior Railcard, the Disabled Persons Railcard offers 1/3 ...

Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... to a vascular service: Any varicose veins with aching, pain, discomfort, itching, swollen ankles Phlebitis Skin changes around ankle that present as red or brown stains or venous eczema A healed leg ulcer A leg ulcer that's been present for 2 weeks or more If ...

Tips to change festive pressure into pleasure

... , but has to rely on you to create it, they might have to settle for less than perfect. It's the same for presents. If you have to do the hunting and have already spend a lot of time but not got the results, it's tough ...

Food and drink gift guide 2016 for grandparents and older parents

... 2016 for grandparents and older parents CHRISTMAS, GIFTS, GRANDPARENTS, SENIORS By Kathy Lawrence, content director at When They Get Older Choosing presents for older parents and grandparents gets harder as the years roll on. They've either got what they really want or they don't want ...

How to fund care home fees through investment

... The added factor is that funding the cost of Long Term Care can be one of the biggest expenditures in a person's lifetime. At present, if your parents have assets above 23,250* (including the value of their home) they're expected to pay for ...

Is it time to hang up the car keys?

... to do out of desperation and concern. According to statistics there are now 4 million people over 70 driving on UK roads. At present they are required to declare themselves safe to drive every three years. Yet, as the BBC reports, drivers under the age ...

Cool, calm and collected or collapsing, crying and crumpling?

... explains how stress can undermine our well-being and offers tips on what to do about it. Life can be demanding, especially if it presents situations that seem to be out of our control. Worry and concern for others automatically brings an element of stress, because of ...

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

... out to be a new grass cuttings box for mum's lawnmower, and my father was not too badly hurt when she kicked this practical present across the room in his general direction. Keeping the spark alive Remind your parents that romance isn't only for the start of a ...