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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 Talbot. Marianne, Director of Studies in Philosophy at Oxford University, shares how she managed to care for a Dad with dementia and ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... storyteller is Lesley Trenner. Lesley, an Ageing Parent Coach, describes how she learnt to deal with her mum's advancing dementia while making career decisions. She talks about how she now offers support to others facing similar challenges with their parents. Looking back, we aren't ...

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

... How can flexible working hours help me look after my elderly parent? workload, eldercare, balance, carer, career As our parents get older they may start to face various health challenges. It can be difficult to fit their hospital and GP appointments into a ...

How to successfully request flexible working hours

... How to successfully request flexible working hours workload, eldercare, balance, carer, career From June 30th this year, anyone who has been with the same employer for at least 26 weeks is legally entitled to make a written or verbal request for flexible working hours ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare carer, workload, responsibility, retirement, career Women in their 50s and 60s are working longer whilst taking the lion's share of care for ageing family members. As career opportunities begin to slim with care responsibilities often over spilling ...

Ageing parents - who cares?

... and mobility problems. Carers suffer from high rates of anxiety, depression and heart disease. They may be at the peak of their careers or key wage earners but have to go part-time or give up work altogether. And despite the fact that this is essential work ...

Safe exercise in later life expands horizons

... aka FitOldDog) tells us how his training injury and other health issues, including an abdominal aortic aneurysm, led him to leave his career in science to set up Old Dogs in Training LLC. He shares his advice for exercise in later life and talks about ways ...

How to claim a lost pension

... it's likely they'll be living off a number of pension pots. With most people moving jobs an average of 11 times during their working career it can be easy to lose track of the workplace pension schemes they're enrolled in. According to the Department for Work and Pensions ...

Four questions to ask a new live-in carer to start building a relationship

... them, they are having to place trust in the carer's character as well as their professionalism. Knowing what led them to pursue a career in care will help understand who they are, and asking this question could lead to hearing their stories about the tragedies and triumphs ...

How do I cope with caregiver guilt?

... life coaching. Lesley provides one-to-one help for people who are struggling to balance work and care, or cope with mid-life, family and career challenges. Sessions are available face-to-face (London) or on the phone. Email Lesley or call 07919 880 250 for a free ...