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Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... the resident but he seemed to come alive on this visit" Care Home staff feedback from a local walk organised by Dementia Adventure Visiting ... local park is still a great option as there are a number of things you can do yourselves that can be shared and enjoyed once ...

Why eating well is important in dementia

... to dental issues that make eating more difficult hence the tendency for care homes to serve softer foods. As dementia progresses people may actually ... unable to eat because they can't chew or swallow or even open their mouth. How we can help extend independent living While the advice ...

Incoherent Codes of Practice: Energy Companies

... energy bills and you want to find that particular section on customer care it can be difficult to see the wood for the trees, ... by making sure there is a gas or electricity supply to your home" (10.7). This is a positive step for cross-sector ...

My strategy for coping with grief

... funeral were a testament to how much she was loved. The care choices for dad Now what? Who could answer the question where ... my dad live now? He couldn't live in his family home. With three children living overseas, interstate and country and the other ...

Ageing parents - who cares?

... Ageing parents- who cares? eldercare, carer, workload, responsibility, balance The number of people aged 85 and over in ... support ageing parents women who are self- employed or work from home can easily take care of all their parents' needs, especially ...

How tradition makes living with dad the obvious choice

... is his home as much as it is ours. I take care of the household chores and all the cooking and cleaning. I ... be anonymous. Their cultural background made the decision to share a home with a widowed parent easy for one family. Our storyteller explains ...

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

... on his own for four years before needing the safety of a care home. He has of late been a total pain demanding, ... a generous-hearted head of the family who has toughed it out at home on his own for four years before needing the safety of a ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... cope with the change will make the transition a smoother one. Careful planning as well as equipping them with the tools and technologies they ... save money. This can then lead to a cold and damp home environment unconducive to healthy living. While the UK's living costs aren't ...

How to apply for Attendance Allowance - what you need to know - Part 1

... need to know- Part 1 eldercare, money, finance, care fees, It's easy enough to say you can apply for this ... we talked with the local authority services to arrange adaptions to the home to ensure my mother-in-law could live there easily. We had grab ...

How to cope with sleep problems in the elderly

... important to bear in mind for those of us with parents in care as they may be limited by their care schedule or the amount ... less are just some of the physical factors. Stress from moving home or losing loved ones and anxiety or depression are often experienced in ...