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Review: The Hilton on Park Lane

... Review: The Hilton on Park Lane HOTELS, TRAVEL, RESTAURANTS, MOBILITY Written by Kathy Lawrence We're always looking for opportunities for families to enjoy time together, so when the Hilton on Park Lane invited us to see what's on offer for the "silver" ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... by Kathy Lawrence Simple changes can make navigating and enjoying the shopping and eating out experience much easier for those with dementia. Shops, restaurants and community spaces regularly do an excellent job in signposting the way to the toilets in their buildings. But how about signposting the ...

Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents

... worth a look include Blacks Cheese and the Snowdonia Cheese Company. Looking for spirits? Whiski Rooms bespoke hampers from the whisky shop and restaurant in Edinburgh with prices starting at 35. Alternatively Poetic License is a new independent and award-winning small batch distillery offering a collection of ...

Top tips on making life easier for someone with dementia

... is a challenge. It's good to be respectful whatever our parent's behaviour, and encourage others to be too. Staff in shops and restaurants aren't always trained to deal with dementia, so we can let them take the lead from us. We can't really expect our ...

Cruise review: recuperative, fun or a health challenge?

... a price, but for us one of the major benefits of being at sea was being disconnected. Food and drink There were three restaurants of varying degrees of formality and the potential to pay extra for something a little special. We only ever made it as far ...

Holiday destinations for older people

... the beautiful River Dart, accessible for ageing parents who perhaps have limited mobility and can't walk too far. Full of quaint boutiques, restaurants and traditional guest houses Kingswear offers something for all generations.The nearby 15th century Kingswear Castle is also a great sightseeing spot, and once ...

Who wants to listen to what you think?

... offering a forum for advice and reviews on all aspects of holidaying as an older person from airport parking and car hire to destination and restaurant feedback. Products We're seeing growing numbers of websites offering products for the less mobile and nimble. If you've tried products such as ...

Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... friends- regularly cooking together and going out for meals. Having lived in the area for almost 50 years I know most of the restaurant owners in Camden. Angela jokes that if it was up to me we would eat out every night. What's so lovely is ...

Gaining new freedom by moving in together

... She could take a stroll into town without having to use her car for fear of her safety, she could go to bars and restaurants without feeling like she needed to be looking over her shoulder, and most importantly she would feel safer being at home on her ...

Where do retirement living apartments fit into our life plan?

... official help. In McCarthy& Stone terms, there are developments that offer "assisted living". This gives residents access to inhouse restaurants and more domestic help. If it's personal care that's needed, then that is again a private issue. Other providers may offer ...