The latest roundup of news, views and reports affecting anyone caring for older family and friends, near at hand or from a distance. Deputyship refunds available for some Pain relief strength no longer indicator for benefits Extreme cold is more dangerous than extreme heat for the vulnerable Mindfulness is good for cognitive health Omega 3 […]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.
Access to places and events for the less mobile has improved significantly over the last few years. It’s been driven by a mix of legislation and a greater willingness to be as inclusive as possible. This has meant installing ramps, lifts and accessible facilities for wheelchair and mobility scooter users. For those who walk independently […]Read more
There have been certain elements in public life recently who have exhorted the nation to be more optimistic. Possibly easier said than done, especially if you’re trying to juggle the demands of work, family and care giving. Yet recent research has suggested that people with higher levels of optimism can increase their life span. The […]Read more
News and views for everyone involved in caring for older family. In this issue: Unpaid carers are not looking after themselves well Leaving jobs to care for relatives with dementia Parents using pensions to support stuck-at-home adult children State pension due to rise by 4% Good reasons to check for Pension Credit qualification Equity release […]Read more
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