Not so long ago we were focused on the threat of Covd-19. Now as that seems to be fading into the background, we are facing an extremely challenging time as the cost of living rises rapidly. How are we and our older family, many of whom exist on fixed and even falling incomes, cope with […]Read more
It’s hard to balance the demands of everyday life with looking out for ageing family and friends. Yet more and more of us are trying to do just that.
When They Get Older is here to help. We’re sharing tips and experiences to give you support as you support your older relatives. Health and wealth, pastimes and pleasures, challenges and relationships – we talk about them all here.
Once upon a time on a visit to my bedridden dad at his care home, he asked if I would clean his teeth as the carers hadn’t had time to do so. Of course, said I, and gathered up a bowl and some water, his toothbrush and toothpaste and a towel, ready for some in-mouth […]Read more
From the end of July 2022 new regulations have come into force in the UK pre-paid funeral market, with the aim of ensuring higher standards and better consumer protection. What was the problem? Funerals can be surprisingly expensive, even if you just want to keep it simple, and many people don’t want that cost falling […]Read more
Temperatures in the UK have reached record-breaking highs this summer. The heatwave poses a risk to everyone’s health, especially those living with dementia, as they are at greater risk of dehydration, tiredness and behavioural changes – including ‘sundowning’. What is sundowning? ‘Sundowning is a state of confusion many of those living with dementia experience in […]Read more
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