Category: Elderly Parents

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How Do I Tell My Elderly Parent They Need Help?

Telling your elderly parent that they need help can be difficult, so we’ve put together a list of suggestions that might help with the conversation. How do I tell my elderly parent they need help? It’s rare for a person to age without developing health conditions and frailties that...

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The Importance of Father’s Day

The importance of father’s day lays in the opportunity to learn more about your dad; who he was, who he is, and how you’ve shaped him into the person he is today. As you age it’s likely that your relationship with your parents will change in more than one...

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Diabetes and the elderly

  Diabetes doesn’t go away with age, but the challenges of diabetes do change with time. Does diabetes change with age? Diabetes is an ongoing condition, and with age the challenges of managing medication and nutrition increase. If you have an elderly relative or loved one with diabetes, you might...

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The Importance of Grandparents

School holidays provide a great opportunity for travelling to visit elderly relatives, or arranging for your children to spend a couple of days with their grandparents. The change of scene is good for your kids, and free time away is good for your wallet. The importance of Grandparents Grandparents...

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Falls In The Elderly

Falls in the elderly As we get older, illness, pain and visual problems can increase the risk of trips and falls. Falls can cause injuries but they can also decrease confidence and make your loved one frightened to get out and about. Falling is a serious matter in the...

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Helping a Bereaved Parent Live Alone

Helping a Bereaved Parent Live Alone Losing a parent can be devastating. They raised you, and loved you, and you now face the daunting task of living without their support, while offering strength to others. Grief is an almost universal factor of life, and adapting to life alone after losing...

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Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly Anyone who has suffered with the burning agony of cystitis knows that urinary tract infections can be miserable, but in the elderly, they can be much more than a minor illness. Urine infections are common, so we often dismiss them as an inconvenience,...

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Arranging Care for the Holidays

It might be difficult to see your elderly loved one at Christmas, but there are things you can do to make sure they don’t face the festive season alone. Arranging care for the holidays 450,000 elderly people in the UK are facing the holiday season alone. However, there is...