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How do I deal with a mean mother?

... How do I deal with a mean mother? advice, relationships, balance, eldercare, communication Dear Lesley,It sounds awful but I have such a struggle with my mother, her constant demands and toxic 'snidey' comments. Everything is a crisis, when ...

Balancing dementia care with a full-time career

... For those caring for partners or children this may never be true. I feel for them. I'll end with 4 important pieces of advice for potential carers: Make sure you have an LPA for everyone (that includes YOU what would your parents do if YOU went ...

How to keep driving with renewed confidence

... or a qualified examiner. Feedback from someone other than a family member is often more acceptable and the ideal way to get some insightful advice on where to improve driving techniques. It's particularly helpful if the assessment suggests that actually it really is time to give up driving ...

Footwear choices for older people

... AGEING Feet and the way people walk change as they get older. Some find their balance and mobility are impaired. So is there advice for everyone to help them stay comfortable and stable (as well as looking good!) in later life? We posed some ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid malnutrition

... parent. If you're still worried, ask if they will see their GP to assess their health as well as provide them with dietary advice or refer them to a nutritionist. What do I do if my parent has a swallowing problem? Issues swallowing can cause discomfort ...

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

... the patient or local authority. While the above list can seem like a vague hat rick of health issues your parent should seek the advice of their GP or specialist to explain any terminology that they may not understand as well as the specifics of the assessment process. ...

Experiences in caring for a mum with dementia

... Adam Sibley has written an acclaimed book about his experiences of caring for a mother with early onset dementia. In this article he offers advice from someone who has been there to help those who are there now. I cared for my mum for nearly four years after ...

Why eating well is important in dementia

... Why eating well is important in dementia dementia, alzheimer's, cooking, healthy eating, We're seeing new advice almost every day on how to prevent or delay dementia. It's hard to know what to do for the best. A new review has taken a look ...

What does the increase in silver divorces mean for adult children?

... divorcing and remarrying need to do to avoid acrimony in the family? We asked family solicitor Amanda Phillips and divorce consultant Rhiannon Ford for advice. "We're getting divorced". Not a remark we want to hear usually from our parents at any age but perhaps a ...

What happens if a relative dies intestate?

... by Going Legal Limited unless specifically stated. The material is for general information only and does not constitute legal or any other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional ...