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Mother's Day gifts for grandma 2015

... , fragrances there are plenty of traditional presents for mums on Mother's Day. If you're looking for something different for a mum who's hit retirement age here are a few suggestions. Story of their lives Our parents have lived through interesting times, from the Second World War ...

How will the 2014 Budget affect our parents?

... be a good time to take note of the budget changes announced by George Osborne this week. The implications for our ageing parents approaching retirement or perhaps just beyond this stage are quite significant and could mean they'll have increased access to the funds they need in later life ...

How can I get mum to take my worries about her seriously?

... the last one resulting in her cutting her head open in three places. After the last fall I took her to see a lovely retirement flat that has a warden but offers independent living. She liked it and said it was something to think about "for the ...

And Fred came too: the struggle to care for a step-parent

... . Meanwhile my husband Paul and I kept a gentle eye on the pair of them. We helped them buy and move into a retirement flat when they decided the family home was too much for them. We took them on regular trips out and on short holidays ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... before you renew It's always best to review your parent's policy before they decide to renew with the same insurer. If your parent has retired and is now reliant on their pension, asking them the right questions about their driving habits could determine whether they drive their car ...

Choosing a car for the older driver

... old age then this will depend on a number of different factors. How many miles do they drive a year? For some, retirement means fewer miles, though for others it can mean being more adventurous and going further afield. Traditionally company car drivers opted for ...

Top tips for helping older people overcome mild depression

... our lives naturally change- and many of these changes are ones that people welcome with open arms. Many older people can't wait to retire and do all the travelling they've dreamed of, or spend their afternoons reading all the books they've piled up in the spare room ...

Mum refuses help - what can we do?

... village they thought the spot was idyllic. They had brought up four children during the end of rationing and had always looked forward to retiring to the country. As time went on dad developed Parkinson's and moved to a care home where he eventually passed away. Mum ...

Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... University found a consistently healthy lifestyle reduced the chance of cognitive decline by 60% whilst experts at Edinburgh University discovered that gentle exercise in retirement may stop your parent's brain from shrinking. Recovering from surgery Taking it slow seems to be a doctor's mantra after your parent has ...

What will care really cost?

... cap on the maximum amount of care costs someone has to pay during their lifetime, which would be 72,000 for those of retirement age. However this has been postponed until 2020 at the earliest, and there is no certainty that it will ever come into ...