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Caring for a mother-in-law with cancer

... Caring for a mother-in-law with cancer cancer, story, eldercare, carer, Adrienne Gruberg, founder of The Caregiver Space, shares how she adjusted family life to care for a mother-in-law with Lymphoma whilst her own husband battled lung cancer. My mother-in-law, Sylvia- ...

When helpers become the enemy

... When helpers become the enemy paranoia, cancer, parkinson's, story This week's storyteller is Sally.After years of being his wife's carer, Sally's father began to believe that everyone coming into his home wanted to poison him or steal his treasures. In this first part of ...

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 ...

Thoughts on living with an enlarged prostate

... Thoughts on living with an enlarged prostate prostate, catheter Is your dad peeing often and little? Maybe painfully? It might not be cancer, but it might be an enlarged prostate. Here are some thoughts from our own experiences on what you can expect to happen ...

Is there a "how to" on preventing and diagnosing dementia?

... we have a long way to go in understanding dementia and called for greater research funding. 30 years ago one was diagnosed with "cancer'" and that would've been it. Not lymphatic cancer or bowel cancer just cancer. Today we often talk about dementia as ...

Food for thought - healthy eating tips for ageing palates

... Food for thought- healthy eating tips for ageing palates healthy eating, nutritional value, fresh food, ready-meal, cooking, cancer Home-style catering expert and fresh food advocate Janice Caluori offers advice on preparing nutritious meals that appeal to the changing tastes that come with age ...

My strategy for coping with grief

... My strategy for coping with grief death, cancer, guilt, end-of-life, grief, story Grief is something no one is really prepared for. Maureen Meredith tells us how she coped with losing her mum and dad as well as her son in the space of ...

Age and swallowing problems - how speech therapy helps

... an increased likelihood of disease or disorders with age Swallowing difficulties are more common in people who have/have had: head and neck cancer- the cancer itself, the surgery, or treatment (radiotherapy) can change the anatomy and movement of muscles progressive neurological diseases ...

How dad's humour eased his death

... during the ramblings of dementia. My father, who had lost siblings at an early age, lived with a lifelong dread of getting cancer. The thought haunted him. I had no idea how he would cope with being told he was going to die. I ...

Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... and coordination as well as develop stronger muscles which can help to prevent osteoporosis and save bones from general wear. Research from the American Cancer Society suggests that post-menopausal women who walk for at least 7 hours a week have a 14% lower risk of breast cancer compared ...