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Maintaining a relationship when your parent has dementia – a real-life story

... Trenner is an Ageing Parent specialist with extensive qualifications and experience in life coaching. Lesley provides one-to-one help for people who are struggling to balance work and care, or cope with mid-life, family and career challenges. Sessions are available face-to-face (London) or on the ...

Top tips for helping older people overcome mild depression

... can be plenty of reasons for people to celebrate their golden years. Sometimes, however, life has other ideas. Maybe the bank balance won't quite stretch to an annual cruise, or the grandkids might end up living at the other end of the country or beyond ...

How to make household tasks easier for elderly parents

... difficulties and may even be dangerous when they're managing on their own.To help your parent avoid the challenge of standing on ladders unaided or perhaps balancing on a chair to reach dusty spots you could try a telescopic feather duster. This does the stretching and reaching for them.Long-handled dustpan ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... more. "Appalling breaches of dignity do occur and need to be exposed. But at the same time there has to be a balance, those who are committed and diligent should be recognised for the excellent work that they do to encourage more of the same. ...

How to cope when your parent has a stroke

... any of these signs present themselves you should call 999 right away. Other signs of an oncoming stroke can include: Dizziness Loss of balance Blurred vision Severe headaches As with any situation where you're concerned for your parent's health, seek medical attention immediately. What do I ...

Understanding the options in elder care

... permanently. During your relative's time in day care, the carers will make sure they attempt a manageable amount of exercise and eat a balanced diet, while allowing them to get the rest they need. Short-stay or respite care Short-stay residential care, commonly also referred to ...

Dementia care – How to find the help you need

... is carried about by your local authority's social services department who determine what help they can provide in order to maintain your own health and balance caring with work and family life. To find out more about carer's assessments click here. Alternatively you can call the free Carers ...

Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... can be as good as drugs for parents who suffer with conditions such as heart disease. The National Osteoporosis Society recommends walking to improve balance and coordination as well as develop stronger muscles which can help to prevent osteoporosis and save bones from general wear. Research from the ...

Autumn outings soothe mum's dementia

... but her body has a different need. The physio has been giving us exercises to try to keep her leg muscles active and Mum's balance in tact but sadly I have to admit that it's time for me to stop with these activities before I cause her pain. ...

When families can't agree on care

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