Preparing food is an important part of independent living. We give advice to ensure the kitchen remains as safe for older people as possible, with suggestions from fitting smoke alarms and gas detectors to checking that the taps close fully.
If you're wondering what kind of help would be best for your relative or friend, our Care advice tool can give you some guidance about housing options, day-to-day living arrangements and how to pay for care.
Use our Care services directory to find care homes and domiciliary care anywhere in the UK. You can also find support groups for people affected by dementia.