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Why we shouldn't de-clutter our family history

... has riveting tales from her forebears to prove the point. The fashion for minimalist living is growing apace and the latest book on the benefits of de-cluttering (" Stuffocation" by James Wallman) has just been published to much acclaim. But before you rush to join ...

Travelling with a parent who has dementia

... for you and your parent as well as other family members. It may mean adapting a trip or choosing an accessible destination but the benefits can be just as precious for you as they are to your parent. If you're considering holidaying with your parent, here are ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... years in a number of senior roles around organisational change, communication and executive coaching. I'd always believed that helping people develop at work benefitted both the employee and the employer which is why managing work/life balance is of particular interest to me. If things at ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... , such as family members, with many carers finding the process challenging and lonely. Research into dementia shows that there is a marked benefit in keeping someone living with dementia occupied and stimulated as the disease progresses. It has also been demonstrated that cognitive stimulation is the ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... in providing her care. I realised that my experience helping coordinate care for my mother-in-law had given me unique expertise which I felt could benefit others who found themselves in a similar situation so I became a Peer Support Broker.What does my Support Broker role involve?Working alongside ...

How to successfully request flexible working hours

... you may not be so helpful for your employer.Ignoring the scepticism of colleagues who perhaps aren't privy to your personal circumstances and focusing on the benefit for you and your family will help you to present a confident case to your employer.Remote working may sound to your employer like you're ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... approach, one that is more engaging, not only with health and social care workers and providers but with anyone who feels they would benefit from learning and understanding more. "Appalling breaches of dignity do occur and need to be exposed. But at the same time ...

Talking about your eldercare challenges

... elderly person you can suddenly find yourself confronted with emotional and practical problems you're not equipped to face without support. While we know people benefit hugely from our web service we're now offering the expertise of a life coach and eldercare specialist to answer your individual questions. If ...

Tips for travelling with ageing parents

... Here are some quick tips to make the journey go smoothly. Planes Why travel by plane? It's fast. There aren't many other benefits when you're travelling with older people. Make sure you have enough time to get through check in, bag drop and security so ...

How to claim a lost pension

... their pension plan, have moved into care, have mental health challenges or they're the surviving partner of a pensioner- entitled to survivor's benefits or nominated as a beneficiary. Any of these factors could affect whether your parent is in receipt of the savings to which they're ...