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Benefits for the hearing disabled

... Benefits for the hearing disabled HEARING LOSS, BENEFITS, AUDIOLOGY The World Health Organisation has predicted that by 2030 adult-onset hearing loss will be one of the top ten problems in Britain, outstripping both cataracts and diabetes. So how do you get help and are there ...

Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia

... Care, summarises current and potential future treatments for this life-limiting disease. It's currently predicted that one in three of those born in 2015 will be affected by dementia and 2 million will be diagnosed with dementia by 2051. Already 850,000 are currently diagnosed in the ...

Dementia is stealing away my hero dad and I feel useless

... grow older and more frail but dementia is a particularly cruel and relentless disease. Anyone reading this who has a family member with dementia will relate to what you are saying. Accepting that there's no easy fix You may have heard dementia being called 'the long goodbye" ...

How to make downsizing a good experience

... are essential for healthy living. PlanStudy the floor plan and measurements of the new home and carefully select only those items of furniture that will fit in well and still leave good clear circulation areas with room for further adaptations as required. GiftThe art of giving and receiving ...

How to find the right travel insurance for your parent

... 4 main factors: Their age Their medical history pre-existing conditions, surgeries etc Where they're travelling to How long they're away for Some companies will refuse to cover people over a certain age, usually around 75 but there are specialist insurers who cater for this age group such ...

Ready meals for the elderly - what's on the menu?

... appetising it won't get eaten and if your parent doesn't eat enough they may be more susceptible to illness. Thinking through the options now will prepare you for the time when your parent might lose interest in cooking for themselves and may relish the thought of ready-meals delivered to ...

How to help your parent find the right buildings and contents insurance

... consider contents insurance. If they're a home owner, they may have buildings insurance in place as a matter of course, as it will be a requirement of their mortgage agreement but it's worth checking just in case, especially as they may well have reached an age ...

Gardening tips for older people

... at any age. Here are a few tips for taking the hard effort out and keeping the pleasure in. Plant maintenance Garden lovers will want to choose and maintain the planting for as long as possible. From experience I recommend that pruning the roses will be something ...

Independent living with hearing loss

... either by a (very) loud alarm, a flashing light or a vibration. In each case, a light on the receiver will tell them what has triggered the alert so they will see immediately if someone is at the door or if there is a fire ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... is only one piece of the puzzle. She explains: "As an ageing population, there is no escaping the fact that there will come a time when quality of care will be at the top of our personal agenda, whether it's for a loved one or ...