Katie Fyfe

36 Articles written

Applying for probate: a step-by-step guide

Reviewed by James Badcock Probate – the legal process for administering someone's estate after t...

How to coordinate a house clearance

Reviewed by Siân Pelleschi Coordinating the house clearance of your parent or elder relative’s h...

A word on helping our parents age well

There comes a time in almost all of our lives when age takes its toll and we need to step up to sup...

We need to talk about fair care

The issue of gender equality in education and the workplace is something we are used to discussing ...

Why you need to know about DNAR

Reviewed by Dr Patrick Ruane As your parents age and increasingly confront health issues, it hel...

Gift ideas for elderly parents and relatives

What do you buy your elderly parent or grandparent for birthdays and special occasions? Buying pres...

Making death notification easier

Losing a parent or elder relative is difficult enough without having to deal with a mountain of bur...

Care home costs in the UK: How do people pay for care homes?...

Reviewed by Helen Davies-Parsons Considering a move for your parent or elder relative into a car...

8 ways to help someone with dementia live well

If your parent or loved one has received a diagnosis of early-stage dementia, it can be easy to fee...

10 ways to guard your parent from falls

While falling is common in older age and the causes of falls are complex, falling frequently or hav...

7 signs it might be time to take control of your parent’s fi...

As our parents age, there often comes a time when they need assistance in managing their finances. ...

Types of care homes in the UK: how do you choose?

Reviewed by Helen Davies-Parsons The decision to move an elderly parent or relative into residen...