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How to successfully request flexible working hours

... flexible working hours. For many who're juggling work, family and caring commitments this is a welcome move forward. If you're considering applying ... stating your case to your employer, how to work well from home and what to watch out for when making a request.Convincing your employerFormally ...

10 questions to ask your parents before it's too late

... might be to take over financial affairs, move a parent into care for a short time and make important decisions. There's a common ... in our guide. 2. Have you thought about a care home? While few people actively plan to go into care, some ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... personality was gradually fading away. The challenge of juggling work with care At the time of my mum's diagnosis I was working for a ... life balance is of particular interest to me. If things at home aren't going so well it's going to affect performance at work. ...

Balancing dementia care with a full-time career

... Balancing dementia care with a full-time career dementia, alzheimer's, power of attorney, carer, story, This week's storyteller is Marianne ... for 2 years. Then he had to go into a Nursing Home. A year later Mum was herself diagnosed with Alzheimer's. When ...

Is a pet for your parent a good idea?

... how can you help them to ensure their pet continues to be cared for, however circumstances change? For parents who are lonely or ... formerly CRB) to protect them and their pet. Animals at Home is just one of many pet care services that offers in home ...

How to help your parent find the right buildings and contents insurance

... have in place for those who have various family and friends providing care, cleaning and maintenance work, that are unfamiliar with the property ... take a look at the factors your parents should consider when choosing home insurance, providing helpful guides on how to find the right policy ...

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 ... laundry and cleaned mum's bungalow, as well as managing my own home. When it got too much I paid someone to clean my ...

And Fred came too: the struggle to care for a step-parent

... And Fred came too: the struggle to care for a step-parent carer, eldercare, death, guilt, power of attorney, ... buy and move into a retirement flat when they decided the family home was too much for them. We took them on regular trips ...

The benefits of care over the phone

... The benefits of care over the phone loneliness, eldercare, communication, mental health John Wilson, Project Director of Link Line London ... emotional care over the phone is extended to practical care in the home when, during our conversations, members mention odd-jobs they need doing ...

Caring for a father with Parkinson's

... Caring for a father with Parkinson's Parkinson's, eldercare, communication, carer, story This week's storyteller is Chris. Chris tells the ... Eventually the family made the decision to place him in a nursing home. Fortunately for us St Mary's Convent and Nursing Home was attached ...