Elderly Parent Refuses Help

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6 tips that can help you to cope if an elderly parent refuses help, including different approaches to care, giving back control, and light-touch tech solutions. How to move forward if an elderly parent refuses help The slow realisation that your elderly parent needs more home help and closer monitoring can be a difficult and wrenching …

What is the best simple tablet for the elderly?

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The most simple tablet for elderly users will probably be the most simple tablet for every user. Good tablet design is intuitive, it’s app design that can make things more complicated. What is the best simple tablet for the elderly? What are the important characteristics when looking for a simple tablet for older people? Easy …

The Top 6 Reasons Elderly People Don’t Take Medication

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By not adhering to an often complex combination of treatments, patients can unwittingly expose themselves to a number of health risks. Compliance, or adherence, to a medication regime can prove to be a problem for your elderly loved one, for a variety of reasons. But when elderly people don’t take medication that has been prescribed to …

Setting up Wi-Fi or Broadband for Elderly Parents

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Setting up Wi-Fi or broadband for an elderly parent can open up new avenues of communication and freedom. Why have Wi-Fi? As your loved ones age, they can become isolated. It’s very easy for this to happen, mobility issues lead to difficulties in getting out and about to see people, and close friends succumb to …

Helping Your Elderly Parent With Their Family Tree

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Genealogy can provide your elderly loved one with a comforting sense of ‘place’ in history. Luckily there are some simple steps you can take to start your research. Helping your elderly parent with their family tree Many people reach a point in their life when they want to find out more about their family history and ancestors. In …

Elderly Driving Issues

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Elderly driving issues can be caused by medical conditions and specific treatments, issues with hearing and sight, and reduced reaction times. Elderly driving issues – is your parent safe? Older drivers are equally capable of driving as younger people and according to road safety statistics are safer on the road. However, according to the Royal Society …

Helping Your Elderly Parent Give Up Driving

Being able to drive a car means freedom and independence, so the thought of having to give up driving is not something any of us want to consider.
Look for the signs and speak to a doctor, then discuss alternatives such as: online shopping, local taxi and chauffeur services, buss passes, and regular lifts. How can you help your elderly parent give up driving? Being able to drive a car means freedom and independence, so the thought of giving-up driving is not something most …

Automatic Pill Dispensers – What are the options?

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There are 3 main options when it comes to pill dispensers: talking pill bottles, automatic or electric pill dispensers, and simple phone or clock reminders.  Why use an electronic pill dispenser? Sometimes remembering to take one tablet daily can be hard, but imagine having to take five or even ten different types of medication, at different times …

Claiming Carers Allowance: A Guide for Carers

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If you are looking after someone for 35 hours a week or more you may be entitled to Carer’s Allowance, the main benefit for carers. You don’t have to be related to or even living with the person you care for. Claiming carer’s allowance: a guide for carers The rate for Carer’s Allowance in the financial …

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