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We chose to sell medals for Branse's benefit

... our hands becoming a big news story and that was never our intention. To put the record straight we didn't seek or want the publicity and in a way it's made us all rather uncomfortable. The care home has been concerned too about my father's protection from the ...

Travelling with a parent who has dementia

... to treasure. 1. Speak to a healthcare provider Your parent's GP should have an idea of how they'll cope with different modes of transport. Long-haul flights may not be suitable, but travelling within the UK by train on the other hand could be. It's all ...

How to help your parent find the right buildings and contents insurance

... that are unfamiliar with the property. Personal belongings away from home. Additional cover for your parent's belongings when they're out and about. Public liability. Cover for any legal fees your parent may incur should anyone become injured at their home. Legal expenses. Cover any ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... are they accessible for those with mobility issues? If your parent is injured or has a health complication does the home have their own transport to take them to the hospital? If not, can an ambulance get to site quickly? There are lots of things to ...

More questions to ask when choosing a care home

... Another area to ask the home about is how residents get to and from routine appointments and back from hospital in-patient stays. If patient transport is used, what's that experience like? Hot and long? Comfortable and efficient? If hospital transport isn't good, what are ...

Tips for travelling with ageing parents

... , reserved seating areas and disabled toilets, details of which can be found here. Consider requesting special assistance such as wheelchair or buggy transport through the airport if your parents can't manage walking long distances. TrainsWhy travel by train? There's spacious seating and it's more comfortable ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... . Use these resources for ideas for activities in the garden and further afield VisitWoods brings together information about woods that are open to the public and inspires people to visit woodlands Phototrails (Fieldfare Trust) has a database of trails throughout the UK. Photo, video, ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... that older women can have a tough time of it in the work place as well as at home. Progressive thinktank The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) published a report this week (August 2013) which examines how caring constrains women's choices and impacts their ...

Talking about dementia - blogging and how it helps

... caring for her dad who has dementia and how her blog helps her work through the new challenges she faces. She hopes that by publicly sharing her experiences she will encourage others dealing with dementia to learn more about it and increase awareness. What is it they say ...

Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney

... lose control of my finances"Your LPA cannot be used until it has been registered with a government organisation called the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). You retain full control and authority over your finances (and health and welfare) notwithstanding the existence of ...