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Kathy Lawrence

Cutting down on costs – how to manage retirement

Collaborative Post Many people spend a long time looking forward to retirement. The idea of giving up work and having enough time to do exactly what you want feels luxurious and amazing when compared with the usual daily grind. But the truth is that retirement isn’t always easy, and when it comes to finances it […]

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Helping your parents with their finances as they get older

Collaborative Post When your parents get older, they are going to rely on you more than ever before. This can be difficult for both of you. After all, you will have more responsibility than you ever had and it can be sad to see your parents struggling with things that they used to find easy. […]

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Hands up, who has problems sleeping?

Ah yes, lots of you. And I’m in there too. For me, getting off to sleep is easy. It’s staying asleep that’s the difficult bit. And then getting back to sleep. Broken sleep started with small children, continued through eldercare, and it’s still with me. Yet, as many of you may have found, health professionals […]

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News for care givers

Here’s our regular round-up of news and reports around the health, wealth and well-being of our ageing population and the people who care for them. Health Voice-assisted technology is in the news. The NHS has teamed up with Amazon to make NHS Choices advice available through the Alexa voice-enabled system.  Would this way of symptom […]

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How to choose the right care home for your loved ones

Collaborative Post One of the hardest things you’ll have to do as an adult is making the decision as to whether or not it’s time for a loved one to move into a home. Although it may be something you don’t want to think about right now, one day the time will come. In order […]

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Home hacks for your elderly parents

Collaborative Post It’s natural for the elderly to want to stay in their own homes as long as possible to maintain some independence. It’s also natural to worry about elderly parents coping at home alone, but there are some changes you can make to make their home safer for them. This gives you peace of […]

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Advice on keeping cool in a heatwave

As we approach another promised British heatwave, the UK government will be publicising its advice to protect the vulnerable, and ideas to keep everyone well in hot weather. Care homes and hospitals are advised to provide cool areas and monitor indoor temperatures to reduce the risk of heat-related illness. GPs, district nurses and social workers […]

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Making a Funeral Announcement for a Relative

Collaborative Post There is no easy way to approach organising a funeral for a loved one. Dealing with grief is hard. It can be physically and mentally draining and can leave you struggling to think clearly about things the way you normally would. But at the same time, there is a lot of pride in […]

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