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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 ...

How to cope when your parent has a stroke

... or does one fall? Speech. Is your parent's speech slurred? Are they making sense? Time. If any of these signs present themselves you should call 999 right away. Other signs of an oncoming stroke can include: Dizziness Loss of balance Blurred vision Severe ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to cope when you're a whistleblower

... time he enters the room, and sometimes I freeze, unable to speak.In normal life, I'm not exactly confident, but I give presentations at conferences and travel to cities and towns I don't know, meeting new people all the time.Now, I often feel guilty for ...

Will the "Friends and Family Test" make a difference to hospital care?

... of very poor care were discovered. If the promised supplementary questions are designed to reflect the concerns of the elderly, then it could present a great opportunity. We know that our elderly relatives become quite concerned about issues such as losing control of the medications that they ...