If you or a loved one have a long-term illness or disability, you may well know that certain helpful products and services can be purchased VAT-free. Items such as adjustable beds, stair lifts and wheelchairs all qualify, as does building work such as installing ramps or widening doors. But did you know that VAT Relief […]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.
There isn’t a cure for dementia, yet. But the World Health Organisation (WHO) has drawn up guidelines to help us reduce our risk of dementia. Focusing on those who are not showing any or little sign of congnitive decline, the organisation has taken a look at the evidence of what may or may not help. […]Read more
There’s plenty of advice about choosing a care home available on the internet. But does it go far enough? As a registered nurse John has spent years working in care homes for the elderly and knows what’s important to ask. Now he’s used his experience to write a guide to the questions that will really […]Read more
It’s always wise to be wary of the identity of a person you don’t know when speaking to them on the phone, even if they give you a name or a phone number. If a call you’ve received ‘doesn’t seem quite right’, it’s better safe than sorry. Report fraud or attempted fraud, by contacting Action […]Read more
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