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How to find the right travel insurance for your parent

... operator's travel insurance will cover them should any issues arise on their jollies. In many cases tour operators' insurance is very basic covering loss of personal belongings and cancellations rather than medical fees and emergencies. Travel in the UK Parents who're used to holidaying in the UK ...

How tradition makes living with dad the obvious choice

... them! We asked our storyteller's husband how he felt about the success of the living arrangements. He said: Because of the sudden loss of my mother and our eldest son only being 4 weeks old at the time, we had to make important decisions very quickly ...

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

... lucky he was. Nor could he see that not only had he lost his beloved wife but that I too was grieving for the loss of my mother. The stress of the situation wore me to a frazzle. I began to realise I was overwhelmed by the ...

How dad's humour eased his death

... choking death we had feared. It was a peaceful acceptance, a moving on, and the priceless gift to me of the total loss of my fear of death. Have you had a similar experience with your parent? Perhaps their death was different and worth telling ...

How to manage your parent's financial affairs

... affairs on a long term basis In the long term, the only real solution is a Power of Attorney that can withstand the donor's loss of mental capacity. Anyone aged 18+ can make a Power of Attorney as long as, in particular, they understand what ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease?

... your parent does agree to see a GP then you or someone else who knows them well should go with them. That's because the loss of insight will mean your parent won't be able to accurately answer questions about where they're struggling.If the GP agrees that there is a ...

How to make downsizing a good experience

... alone. DonateHere is the fun bit. Each of my clients determines which charity their goods will be donated to. With an end sight in mind, there is very active selection and dispersal of possessions in this way. I ensure my clients complete Gift Aid forms ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... , such as tools to make food preparation easier, jar or bottle openers, easy-to-use tin openers, kitchen items for blind or partially sighted users and pill dispensers. What will the carer need? Carers will needtheirown bedroom with a comfortable bed and bedside table. Pleasant ...

Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family?

... and advise if they're having difficulties. An occupational therapist can also pick up on other issues such as depression that might be causing a loss of appetite. Occupational therapist and dementia Dementia is a rapidly growing concern for families. You may be naturally worried that a relative ...

Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney

... diagnosis of any type, for reasons including the following: It may not be possible for you to make a LPA due to a loss of mental capacity. For example, you may have suffered a serious stroke or accident and are no longer mentally capable of making ...