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Caring for a disabled mother-in-law

... Caring for a disabled mother-in-law story, carer, independence, osteoporosis, eldercare Caron Sprake, author of eldercare blog Caron Cares, ... our family. When the day eventually came to bring my mother-in-law home again we had both sons with us in the car. I ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... away from a lifetime home to be closer to family or into care will find adjusting difficult. Illness can bring anyone to a low ... worry too. And any parent that moves away from a lifetime home to be closer to family or into care will find adjusting difficult ...

Adjusting to life in a wheelchair

... forward to. I have to say that I cannot fault the care I received during this time but after my stay at the unit ... thirties. On a beautiful sunny day in June, I came home from work and went out for a ride on my horse accompanied ...

Who wants to listen to what you think?

... to listen to what you think? NHS, eldercare, patient care, communication Sometimes it can feel like we have no voice in ... organisations such as hospitals, GP centres, mental health, care homes and more. The Commission promises that every comment is looked at ...

How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia?

... who brought you up. When I visit my mother in her care home, I'm struck by the fact that I am seeing a ... They both lived into their 80s but my mother was in a home for nearly eight years, suffering with dementia and my father lived ...

Talking about dementia - blogging and how it helps

... Jill Sinclair. In honour of Dementia Awareness Week Jill talks about caring for her dad who has dementia and how her blog helps her ... way. Last autumn I decided to move back to my childhood home in Scotland to help look after my demented Dad. Among many ...

How can flexible working hours help me look after my elderly parent?

... balancing eldercare responsibilities with mounting work and social commitments not to mention caring for our own family's needs. The government is now urging employers ... (splitting the hours between you), you can work from home, work part-time and compress your hours so that you're completing full-time ...

How to make downsizing a good experience

... . PlanStudy the floor plan and measurements of the new home and carefully select only those items of furniture that will fit in well and ... downsizing, retirement, elderly parents Sarah Macnaught, founder of London-based home organising company Rightsize, shares her hints and tips for helping your ...

When dementia brings death to your door

... holds for her. In 2012 Jill moved back to Scotland to care for her dad as his dementia took hold. She already had ... plenty. Alzheimer's didn't kill him. He chuckled when I came home from choir practise and sang the pieces we'd just been learning. ...

Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... never go away. Through the letterbox We all need to be careful of flyers and mailshots which land on the doormat especially if they're ... older members of the family to keep them safe both in their home and online. And she offers some pointers to getting trusted help ...