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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 ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... relieving them from day-to-day chores and give their body a break from the hot weather. While your parent may not have a strict skin care routine getting them to use a moisturiser with sun protection factor (SPF) in it can help to protect their skin from harmful ...

How to manage your parent's financial affairs

... can choose an 'appointee' to receive those benefits on their behalf. The appointee can be a relative, friend, someone from the caring professions or the Local Authority, who will be required to produce proof of the recipient's incapacity (e.g. a doctor's note) ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2

... for most though, at least until more treatment is available.A more positive futureWhile there have been complaints that dementia doesn't get the cash and care that is currently given to cancer research and patients, it does look like this could be changing. The UK government has highlighted ...

What happens if a relative dies intestate?

... , your claim will typically be fought by a probate solicitor. Legal costs can be very expensive, so before you proceed you should carefully consider how you will fund your claim. While it is possible to obtain funding under an insurance policy, this scenario is not ...

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 ...