The summer is finally here, and that means your holidays are too! All year you’ve been excited to take your family somewhere new and exciting, where memories can be made, and fun can be had. When planning the big getaway, it can be easy to go for package deal holidays, where the hotels and swimming pools will be chaotic with other families. Why don’t you consider staying on home soil and exploring what the British Isles have to offer instead? Many people might not consider the UK as their holiday destination, but there are so many fantastic places you need to visit, things to do, and people to meet.
If you are currently gearing up to have a ‘big talk’ about the future with your elderly parents, you’re probably feeling a bit nervous about the outcome. Thankfully, I do not have to worry about this as both of my parents are in their 50’s, but it does make me worry about how things will be. Especially as I have watched how things with my GrandFathers have developed over the years, it’s difficult. It’s an emotional rollercoaster for everyone involved. While making decisions on behalf of a mentally diminished parent can be emotionally draining, there are fewer worries about how to approach the situation and how to bring up the subject of outside care. With cognitively able parents, it can be tough just getting past the mental barrier that says ‘I’m the child. I can’t be in charge of this.’