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How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... sleep due to heat can lead to sleep deprivation and lack of energy during the day. Depending on your parent's mobility and willingness to travel it may be a good idea to do a "reverse-migration" and plan a trip to colder climates as the British summertime kicks ...

Tips on choosing a holiday with parents

... that needs a charger or adapter to plug into international power supplies? Add them to the list Take copies of prescriptions as well as travel insurance documents and European insurance cards if applicable. If there are any medicine refills or doctor's visits whilst you're away you'll have it ...

How to enjoy the benefits of compost in your garden

... pose a much greater risk. Choose a place that isn't too far from the back door, as this will reduce the distance to travel to deposit scraps into the composter another essential consideration for winter, as it will minimise the amount exposure to cold temperatures. It's ...

Ups and downs of moving mum in

... your parents. That's not to say it isn't hard sometimes though. My wife and I met in Hong Kong and we both enjoy travelling. Apart from odd weekends it's difficult to get away, and we do miss it. And now that I'm retired we notice ...

Autumn outings soothe mum's dementia

... we have enjoyed together over the years. A steaming hot chocolate in a sunny spot is a memory I'll treasure no matter how we travelled there. Autumn can be sad when I think of it as the end of Summer, but I am learning to see it ...

Is it time to hang up the car keys?

... want Christmas at your place, can you arrange drivers for your parents to get them home again, or can they stay overnight and travel back in daylight? What are the alternatives? Giving up driving equates for many to giving up independence. If you want to ...