Independence &
Living Well

Although getting old is inevitable, ideally we want our ageing parents to keep their independence and stay active, happy and healthy for as long as possible. Here we share guidance and information on ways you can help them to do this and slow the decline of aging, through staying connected with video calls, keeping their minds active with brain games, eating well and getting them moving.

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Gift ideas for elderly parents and relatives

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

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 e...

Vitamins in the elderly: Should your parent be tak...

Reviewed by Dr Patrick Ruane Should your parent or elder relative be taking any vitami...

Elderly-friendly restaurants in London

How many times have you taken your parents or grandparents out for lunch or dinner only t...

Five simple exercises to help older people improve...

Reviewed by Deniece Themistocli Have you noticed your parent or elder relative becomin...

How to get a mobility scooter for an elderly relat...

If your parent or elder relative has been independent all their life but now struggles to...

5 steps to setting up a video calling device for a...

In a world where physical distance can often keep us apart, technology can bring us close...

Foot care for the elderly: Why their feet need you...

Do I really need to worry about my ageing parent's feet? In a word – yes. Let's be honest...

How to use Alexa to make caring for elderly easier...

"Alexa, drop in on Dad." This seemingly simple phrase is one of several Alexa commands re...

How to choose a wheelchair for an elderly person

What's the best wheelchair for an elderly person? There's really no cut and dried answer ...

Getting a Freedom Pass and other travel concession...

With seemingly ever-increasing price hikes on London’s public transport, a Freedom Pass c...

Help your elderly parent maintain a healthy diet: ...

How can you tell if your elderly parent is eating well? If you're not with your elderly p...

Keeping in touch with those living with dementia

Reviewed by Dr Sarah Gunn Connection with loved ones is a basic human need, but if you...

5 steps to setting up a family video call with an ...

Do you have an elderly parent or relative who could benefit from family video calls? O...

Empowering TED Talks to help you prepare and care ...

Looking for some inspiration on how to support your parents and elder relatives as they a...

Ten tips to set up an iPhone for your ageing paren...

Today, it is almost impossible to manage day-to-day life without a smartphone. They are a...

How to get a Blue Badge for disabled parking

Reviewed by Dean Morgan If your parent or elder relative struggles to walk long distan...

Brain games for the elderly

A lot of 'brain game' apps have become available in recent years, promising to help impro...

Best video calling devices for the elderly

Video calls are a great way to stay in touch with any relatives or friends – they bring a...

Driving in older age: should your parent still be ...

For a lot of people, driving is an important element of an independent life. However, as ...
Are you caring or have you ever been a carer for your parent or elder relative?

Are you caring or have you ever been a carer for your parent or elder relative?

Eldering would like to better understand general attitudes and experiences around preparing and caring for ageing parents in the UK, so we can raise awareness of the challenges people face.

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