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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 your employer can retain the skills of working carers

... How your employer can retain the skills of working carers CARERS, EMPLOYMENT, ELDERCARE, WORK LIFE BALANCE By Kathy Lawrence 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 ...

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 ...

Carers support groups, can they help?

... Carers support groups, can they help? carer, relationships, communication, cancer, workload, balance Adrienne Gruberg, Founder of US site The Caregiver Space, talks about how she cared for her late husband and mother-in-law and shares how support groups helped her cope ...

Footwear choices for older people

... Footwear choices for older people FOOTWEAR, MOBILITY, 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 ...

How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis

... parent's throat muscles or simple breathing exercises that can help them to practise breathing control and accent certain sounds while expelling air. Finding a balance Your parents may experience problems with balance or feeling unsteady on their feet. While a balance issue can impact people in different ways ...

Reaching the other side of dementia care

... Reaching the other side of dementia care dementia, carer, responsibility, workload, balance, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Our storyteller this week coped with the massive demands of caring for a mother with dementia, and is now reclaiming her ...

Parents are many things. Is a burden one of them?

... Parents are many things. Is a burden one of them? relationships, balance, responsibility, independence, story There's been discussion on our Twitter feed this week about our article on not making parents feel like they're a burden. Is this too negative an approach ...

Tips to change festive pressure into pleasure

... Tips to change festive pressure into pleasure relationships, communication, responsibility, balance Juggling the needs of family, friends and work can come to a head during the festive season, especially if you're the sort of person that wants everyone to have a wonderful time. ...

Cruise review: recuperative, fun or a health challenge?

... Cruise review: recuperative, fun or a health challenge? balance, holiday, travel, medication, mobility We hear so many recommendations for cruises as a great holiday for our age group. We decided to take the plunge and see if they really do offer ...