J’s aunt is in denial about needing help to get out, clean and even cook but seems happy to rely heavily on her nieces instead. Our eldercare specialist Dr Lesley Trenner offers three strategies to resolve this familiar situation before it becomes a real crisis.
Our specialist ageing parent “agony aunt” Lesley Trenner has been talking to people about the emotions around caring for family members living with dementia. Here she tells how sisters Jean and Diane are taking this journey and offers tips to others with the same challenges.
We’ve come a long way in recognising the needs of parents at work. Now in an ageing population it’s time to help at those caring for elders or risk losing experienced and talented staff. Forward-thinking organisations have already started implementing policies to retain staff who care and provide ideas that we can put to our employers.