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How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly? DEMENTIA CARE, SHOPPING, INDEPENDENCE, AGEING, POPULATION Written 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 ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... , We regularly hear how iPads and tablets are all the rage for the internet-savvy older user for keeping in touch, entertainment and online shopping. But what if your parent is relatively new to the technology and is feeling overwhelmed? Or you're concerned that they'll fall prey ...

How to make household tasks easier for elderly parents

... make it easier for one person to change a duvet cover, by holding the corners of the duvet cover in place.ShoppingShopping bags with wheels shopping trollies are great for those who want avoid the need to lift and carry, but there are alternatives for those with a little ...

Tips on getting the right care at home

... physical health, mental attitude, age, and so on. For example, if the parent is frail and can't get out to shop on their own, a carer could either accompany them to the shops, or could introduce the parent to internet shopping, and ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... that just increase next year's premium? Is it better to stick with one insurer in the hope of getting customer loyalty benefits or to shop around? To help guide you through the mire of insurance gobbledygook, here are some of the main things to consider when looking ...

How to prepare for your parent moving in

... the financial position to pay certain bills they might like to help with the day-to-day tasks to keep family life running smoothly. Cooking, shopping, cleaning and tidying can all be small ways in which your parent can contribute to family life and it may mean you get ...

How to help your parent use the internet

... choice sent straight to their inbox which can be invaluable for keeping up to speed with changes in the world as they happen. Online shopping From food shopping to finding a new outfit the internet could transform your parent's consumer experience. For those who aren't as mobile as ...

How to keep your parent's fridge fresh and organised

... your parent live healthily for longer. How much food should be in my parent's fridge? Whether your parent can still do their own shopping, relies on a supermarket delivery service or perhaps you do a trawl for them as part of your weekly shop it's important to ...

Shall I invite Dad to live with us?

... my teenagers and he's been very used to having his own way. He doesn't live that far away and I'm already helping him with shopping, cooking and getting to appointments. I don't have a partner to help either. Dad comes round for his dinner quite a ...

Adjusting to life in a wheelchair

... a wheelchair for all sorts of health reasons after which life can change significantly from the norm. Katherine Pyne, creator of online disability shop designed2enable, found herself in this unexpected position at a younger age but her experience gives us an insight into the impact disability has ...