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Gardening tips for older people

... stroll and lunch. For anyone who likes to see what others are doing, the NGS Yellow Book lists private gardens open to the public on a few days a year. If you found this article helpful, why not join the family? Kathy Lawrence ...

Experiences in caring for a mum with dementia

... a publisher on the grounds that a similar book had floundered as the media considered the subject too dismal to cover. So Adam crowdfunded publication himself. The book has since become an Amazon Bestseller and has featured in the Independent and Telegraph newspapers. It's also been reviewed ...

Where do retirement living apartments fit into our life plan?

... purchase (and sales process) and finding you services for everyday living? Is the site itself easy accessible? Close to shops, transport and other local amenities? Quiet enough? What's the choice? There are a growing number of retirement living providers, offering apartments ...

Winter driving part 1: Being prepared

... pressure to make important business trips, but parents may want to keep appointments at hospitals, for example. In that case perhaps volunteer transport or a taxi can travel more safely than they might, or if it's not urgent the appointment could be re-scheduled with a phone ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... aspects that can affect finances: Travel Costs If your parent's planning to return home regularly to visit family and friends, or pay for transport costs for you and your children to visit it's important for them to consider how much this is likely to cost. While costs ...

Dementia, creativity and napkins... yes napkins!

... year in support of Deirdre's on going work at the care home. This positive and inspiring project has seen a huge support from the public and it's our hope that people will be encouraged to contribute creative solutions solving the issues that surround care for the UK's ageing population ...

Tips on safely managing money for the less mobile

... a legal and binding way of handing over complete management of finances to someone else. They will need to contact the Office of the Public Guardian or a solicitor to obtain further details and to set this up. If they do this, they must inform their bank ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... cool in hot weather the NHS has a downloadable Heatwave advice guide as well as information on how to be prepared for soaring temperatures. Public Health England has issued a Heatwave Plan outlining how they're going to protect people from heat-related health issues in 2014. If you found ...

Food and drink gift guide 2016 for grandparents and older parents

... and hand blending of spices, teas and home baking ingredients. An interesting idea is the tea brick, a form originally used to transport tea along the Silk Road. Prices from 10. We're currently enjoying some Assam leaf tea at 4.45 a tin. Gin, ...