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Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home

... Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home INDEPENDENCE, ELECTRICAL SAFETY, APPLIANCES, ELDERCARE Electrical Safety First's report, "A shock to the System", found that more than a million people aged over 75 live in homes which fail the UK Government's Decent Home ...

How to keep your parent safe and prevent wandering

... to cope with. Dementia is often the cause of wandering in later life which brings its own difficulties in terms of managing your parent's safety and independence. Whether your parent has developed a tendency to wander away from home or you're concerned for their safety in their own ...

Making homes safe from carbon monoxide poisoning

... Making homes safe from carbon monoxide poisoning INDEPENDENCE, ELDERCARE, CARBON MONOXIDE, HOME SAFETY How dangerous is carbon monoxide (CO) and what can you do to help protect against a leak of this deadly gas? Expert lawyer Gavin Evans of Simpson Millar Solicitors offers ...

When saving stuff becomes hoarding

... When saving stuff becomes hoarding Hoarder, addiction, safety, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. A lifetime's tendency to keep stuff just in case can reach epic proportions in old age. Is it a problem? When we visit H's aunt these ...

How to find the right travel insurance for your parent

... How to find the right travel insurance for your parent insurance, travel, money, holiday, safety Ashley Shepherd, Managing Director of Over50choices.co.uk, takes an in-depth look at the factors your parents should consider when choosing travel insurance, providing a helpful guide on how ...

Tips on buying travel insurance for medical conditions

... Tips on buying travel insurance for medical conditions insurance, money, holiday, safety, travel Having just been through the process of trying to buy travel insurance for someone who suffered a heart attack a couple of months ago, I'd like to add a few tips ...

Family member needs care? Applying for Attendance Allowance

... a physical disability, including sensory disabilities, and/or a mental disability that means they need help caring for themselves for their own safety or the safety of others, then currently (August 2015) it's worth applying. How do you apply? The form AA1A ...

Independent living with hearing loss

... , or if they spend time in the garden, the wireless pager or wristwatch style receiver would be the ideal choice. Night time safety At night time, the receiver can be attached to a vibrating pillow pad to wake them up if an alert goes off. ...

How to keep driving with renewed confidence

... feedback to make informed decisions about their current driving abilities. About the Institute of Advanced Motorists The IAM is the UK's largest independent road safety charity, dedicated to improving standards and safety in driving, motorcycling and cycling. The commercial division of the IAM operates through its ...

What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... shower seat to rest on whilst they shower will make washing much less arduous. Simple daily living aids can make a huge difference to safety, preventing falls and broken bones. A parent who has had a major health complication such as a stroke or a neurological disorder ...