(From The Scotsman)
Byline: SALLY RAIKES
IT'S AN eternal dilemma, but with life expectancy on the increase, the debate is becoming more and more pertinent: where best should a lone grandparent live?
Unlike countries such as Italy, Spain or Greece, where extended families traditionally inhabit the same house, the self-contained "granny flat" has become a popular compromise in the UK, allowing an elderly relative the security of living within shouting distance, but nonetheless, encouraging their separate, private existence.
"In some cases, it can be an ideal way of living," says Liz Duncan of Help the Aged. "As long as everyone is quite …