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How to find the right life insurance for your parent

... only protect family finances but their spouse's future should they have to continue on without them. It's not all about inheritance Depending on your relationship with your parent it's worth reassuring them that getting life insurance shouldn't be about your inheritance. Broaching this sensitive subject with your parent ...

Practical projects bring people together in Men's Sheds

... banter though and sometimes, over the workbench or the teapot, if trust is established the talk can go deeper even into health and relationships. In the Australian Sheds they recognise that men talk "shoulder-to-shoulder, not face-to-face". Find a local Shed To find out ...

Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health?

... the experience. The good news is that if a parent has learned to appreciate an animal's companionship, with the right choices, that relationship can continue. For those who have yet to learn the delights of pets, the work of pet therapists could help them to ...

Tips for caring from a distance

... valuable. Even though you're far away, it's worth finding one that's been recommended, visiting them and investing the time to build a relationship. It's hard to do sometimes, especially if you feel guilty about being far away, but in a difficult situation, it ...

Supporting dementia carers at work

... mentor them. Adapting the model to suit their culture, geography and size, they are now creating a Carer Network. A new relationship is building- they have provided talks on Lasting Power of Attorney and monthly drop in sessions for all Met Office colleagues. We ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia

... will admit they're having issues with eating or food and forcing the issue with them may only worsen their eating disorder. Depending on your relationship with your parent you may find that asking them about the eating habits and voicing your concerns could lead to them confiding in you ...

Retirement living to look forward to

... people. A new environment first and foremost needs to make your parent feel secure. This sense of security is born out of the relationships formed between residents and staff. The traditional roles of nurse and patient have been discarded in favour of staff becoming advocates for residents ...