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Christmas gifts for our parents

... who have bought attractive multi-coloured spectacle frames for a parent with dementia. Have a look at the Ronit Furst range on Facebook. The travel version of the Mighty Mug is billed as a mug that won't fall over has potential to be useful for anyone who's prone to ...

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

... for a wide range of healthcare services from the NHS as part of their Continuing Healthcare. This could include help with household chores, travel arrangements and accessing local day services as well as addressing their personal care needs such as washing and dressing etc. How much does ...

Why we shouldn't de-clutter our family history

... home with fascination. Walter had sailed in June 1867 from London on a ship called the Hudson and arrived in New York and then travelled by train from New York to Indiana and then on to Missouri, working as a carpenter, and then spending three months hunting ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... load photos from the web site and send them directly from your phone so you can keep your parent up to date with all your travels. Help in a hurry There is a button 'Assistance' to get help, for use in an urgent situation (they do ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... probably a good time for you and your parent to consider the benefits of driving and the safety and cost of continuing to do. Travelling shorter distances and avoiding driving at night can signal that your parent perhaps isn't as confident a driver as they used to be. ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... some tasks. Help your parents keep in touch. It's easy for older people to fall back on annual Christmas cards as age makes travel and mobility harder. Help out by offering to set up email, Skype, Facebook or other social media (or ask your ...

How to find the right insurance for your parent's pet

... by your parent's dog Holiday cancellation cover should your parent's holiday need to be cancelled due to their pet needing last minute emergency surgery Pet travel cover should their pet become sick or injured whilst overseas When comparing pet insurance, the amount of cover available for each of the ...

How to prepare for your parent moving in

... distance unaided or will they need help when encumbered with shopping bags? Any mobility issues will also need to be considered in terms of travel arrangements especially if your parent has aids and equipment that aren't easily transportable. With social care services struggling to cope with the increasing ...

Benefits for the hearing disabled

... income, Working Tax Credit could help to top up what you earn while the Access to Work scheme could assist with the cost of travel. Whatever your age, there's a range of ancillary benefits for the disabled, such as: Housing Benefit Council Tax Reduction Help ...

How online pharmacies can help in elder healthcare

... identify which one is best to suit each individual. Non-prescription treatments that can be provided by an online pharmacy include medications for thrush and travel sickness. Finding reliable information The person you are caring for may even enjoy learning more about the condition online. Not all online ...