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How to cope when you're a whistleblower

... How to cope when you're a whistleblower guilt, whistleblower, advice, balance, NHS, Dear Lesley,How do people cope if they've been the family whistle-blower, trying to report abuse of elderly parents by close relatives?9 years ago I warned both the ...

How do I cope with caregiver guilt?

... How do I cope with caregiver guilt? guilt, carer, advice, relationships, responsibility Hi Lesley, My wife is caring for her 78 year old mother who's fairly physically disabled after suffering a stroke 12 years ago (slight weakness down right side) and ...

Dementia is stealing away my hero dad and I feel useless

... Dementia is stealing away my hero dad and I feel useless advice, relationships, balance, eldercare, dementia Dear Lesley, My lovely dad is 73 years old and for the past four years has been suffering from dementia. He has always been my hero and ...

Shall I invite Dad to live with us?

... Shall I invite Dad to live with us? ADVICE, RELATIONSHIPS, ELDERCARE, INDEPENDENCE Dear Lesley My dad's been angling to move in with me ever since my mum died. I know it wouldn't work. He doesn't get on that well with my teenagers and ...

How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 1)

... kind of trust your parent might set up. All types of trust hold assets in different ways, and it's wise to obtain comprehensive advice before they embark on keeping their assets secure. A family discretionary trust, for example, would work well for someone who is ...

Dementia care – How to find the help you need

... parent, or partner, with dementia it can be hard to continue without help from others. We asked the experts behind PayingForCare for advice on where to find the right information to help us when we need it most. We'd like to think that we can do ...

Tips on safely managing money for the less mobile

... those with limited mobility withdraw cash and manage money? Helen Doyle, Head of Policy& Research at the Payments Council, offers some advice. Managing finances can be tricky at the best of times, but imagine finding yourself unable to get to the cash point with ...

Is a pet for your parent a good idea?

... and recuperating parents will benefit from exercising a dog but that doesn't mean a frailer parent shouldn't have a dog also. Safer Pets offer advice on what to consider when choosing a dog for your parent as well as a list of dogs suitable for elderly owners. If ...

How to cope with sleep problems in the elderly

... If your parent is concerned about the effect their treatment plan is having on their sleep it's best to consult their GP or pharmacist for advice. Limit light. As our parents get older they may start to go to bed earlier which can be problematic for their sleep ...

When families can't agree on care

... When families can't agree on care Dementia, Lasting Power of Attorney, Care home, Advice, Relationships Dear Lesley, All my brother and sisters and I seem to do these days is fight. We used to get on really well. Then mum was diagnosed ...