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How I coped with my mum's dementia

... the time of my mum's diagnosis I was working for a global pharmaceutical company. I'd been there for many years in a number of senior roles around organisational change, communication and executive coaching. I'd always believed that helping people develop at work benefitted both the employee and ...

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 ...

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... , free stuff, checklists and much more... Food and drink gift guide 2016 for grandparents and older parents CHRISTMAS GIFTS GRANDPARENTS SENIORS Choosing presents for older parents and grandparents gets harder as the years roll on. They've either got what they really want or they ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...