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Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's?

... I need to stop worrying-- that it's normal to have "menopause moments" and then when you're done with those, "senior moments" will come along. But how do I know if it's that or the beginning of dementia? Lesley says: Dear ...

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

... make the relationship work. My father died 33 years ago, and eventually Mummy met and married Fred, who was some years her senior. He was besotted with her and they led a happy and independent life for some years. Because of his age I had ...

Whose house is it anyway? A question of home ownership

... home ownership should they suspect the elderly of concealing their wealth in order to receive a more favourable council care calculation. Peter Ewart, Senior Partner at Persell Ewart& Co. Financial Management, explains the situation and shares his advice for protecting your parents, and indeed ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... It's a consideration that affects many service suppliers. Cafes and restaurants, garden centres, hotels, leisure centres and more are targeting the senior sector of the community, but perhaps need to think beyond putting all the onus on staff to be aware and helpful. What ...

When families can't agree on care

... , lack of control, inadequacy about not being a good enough son or daughter, and awareness of the gradual loss of a "senior" family member. And there's the unfairness of it all. Why did this have to happen, why him, why her ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... a friendly neighbour may be willing to provide access to their wireless network though we're not sure we would recommend this route. More modern senior living complexes may well included access to a wireless network. Our view We like the versatility of the Respexi that means your parent ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... bus pass may be met with disdain by your parent but it's useful for short trips at a lesser price. For longer journeys a senior railcard may be a better solution for those whose family live further away. From experience applying online for a railcard is best as ...

Review: The Hilton on Park Lane

... that's changed a great deal over the last few years. You may find these other articles interesting: A quick guide to railcards for seniors and the disabled Gift ideas for the over 70s How to claim a lost pension If you'd like to receive our regular newsletter free ...

Tips for travelling with ageing parents

... in a more spacious part of the train. They can also take you along as their travelling companion at a reduced rate! A Senior railcard gives your parent discounted rail fares on UK travel and some fares abroad so it's worth shopping around for a good deal. ...

Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney

... Attorneys who continue to deal with your affairs using a LPA will be held accountable for any actions they take. Holly Chantler is a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Private Client department at Morrisons Solicitors LLP. She is a full professional member of Solicitors for the Elderly, ...