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Dignity in dying and care for the living

... Dignity in dying and care for the living ELDERCARE, INDEPENDENCE, END OF LIFE, DIGNITY Campaigner Amanda Waring explains why approaches to ... rather than the future. How do I spot a good care home? Trust your instinct. What is the atmosphere like, is ...

Dementia, creativity and napkins... yes napkins!

... napkin folding. Whilst creating artworks for Brunelcare's new Saffron Gardens dementia care home Deirdre noticed that residents were often fascinated by the textured edges ... items. In particular they would handle and explore the napkins they used at meal times. One resident would tie napkins together to carry ...

How to cope with your parent's Parkinson's diagnosis

... . He had to leave his wife and home to move into care almost 100 miles away as his country cottage was no longer suitable ... and ability to speak. He had to leave his wife and home to move into care almost 100 miles away as his country cottage ...

Mum refuses help - what can we do?

... . As time went on dad developed Parkinson's and moved to a care home where he eventually passed away. Mum was left alone in ... storyteller talks about the dilemma of a mother who lives in a home that's no longer suitable for her needs, but refuses to move ...

Could animal assisted therapy improve your parent's health?

... , or in the event of a stroke. Are there any care homes that use pet therapy? Being parted from a pet can ... a devastating experience for an ageing parent and one that could be detrimental to their mental and physical health. Making the decision to move ...

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 ... for a week, once a month for six months. Once home, she had to be taken to oncologist to test her blood ...

Bridging the distance between us

... mother's situation dramatically changed, my father assumed I would return to care for her and for him. My mother's surgeon also encouraged my ... Sally resisted the pressure to turn her life upside down and go home to help. She tells us about the struggle to help from ...

How to appeal against a NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment

... How to appeal against a NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment social care, nhs, eldercare, care fees, While we trust that the ... only be carried out if your parent entered a nursing or care home after 1st April 2012. Backdated claims before this date are now ...

When helpers become the enemy

... needed physical help with activities like washing and dressing and all personal care issues. My father's delusional paranoia, on the other hand, ... carer, Sally's father began to believe that everyone coming into his home wanted to poison him or steal his treasures. In this first ...

Tips on dementia and the family fall-out

... has chosen to be anonymous. After taking the lion's share of caring for her mother despite having an extended family close at hand, ... The cleaner told me that a niece had taken mum to her home for tea and left the dog alone. The dog wasn't used ...