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Gaining new freedom by moving in together

... relief! Sally is not yet 70 so she is still in good health and fiercely independent. This combination means that we do not care for Sally in any way shape or form. However Carter and I are aware that one day this situation will change. We ...

How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis

... on their feet. While a balance issue can impact people in different ways it may mean that your parent has to move with more care or needs an aid to walk with safely. Lack of coordination can lead to falls and can also be confused with physical ailments ...

Mum didn't tell me about her major heart surgery

... old drive from Devon and if my parents needed me urgently I wouldn't be able to get there as quickly as we'd both like. Caring for my parents' emotional wellbeing over the phone is no easy feat but by regularly keeping in touch I hope I'll be a ...

How to find the right travel insurance for your parent

... covers you parents for emergency medical treatment it may not mean that they get this free. If the country's residents pay for their medical care, your parent will have to pay for theirs. Should an illness abroad mean that your parents have to cut their holiday short ...

How dad's humour eased his death

... his fear of a terrible death and choosing euthanasia. A doctor from St Christopher's Hospice in London was interviewed and said that good palliative care meant there was no need to fear death. Dad's only fear was of being fed through a stomach tube. We talked about ...

Safe walking in winter for older people

... should have salt grit scattered over them as often as possible, and this might be something you or a local friend need to take care of, as the bags can be heavy. Boots with thick, non-slip soles are imperative when heading outdoors, and if your ...