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Supporting dementia carers at work

... Supporting dementia carers at work DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY, OFFICE, DEMENTIA CARERS As a full-time Project Manager at the Met Office, Mary Sherwood was inspired by Radio Devon's commitment to make Devon a dementia-friendly county. This is how she worked with her employer to create an office that ...

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

... Four questions to ask a new live-in carer to start building a relationship ELDERCARE, CARER, HOMECARE, COMPANIONSHIP Inviting a stranger into the home to provide live-in care can be daunting. Where do you start to build a comfortable relationship between carer and person receiving care ...

Carers support groups, can they help?

... Carers support groups, can they help? carer, relationships, communication, cancer, workload, balance Adrienne Gruberg, Founder of US site The Caregiver Space, talks about how she cared for her late husband and mother-in-law and shares how support groups helped her cope ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... a home, which 97%1 of people say they don't want to do. That may mean organising live-in care, where a carer lives in your relative's home 24/7, and subsequently reorganising their home to empower the carer do the best job possible. ...

What to expect from live-in care for your parent

... What to expect from live-in care for your parent eldercare, companionship, nursing, homecare, independence, carer For most of our parents the thought of leaving their own home for a life in care can be nightmarish. Moving into a care home is often seen ...

How to keep your parent safe and prevent wandering

... How to keep your parent safe and prevent wandering carer, dementia, independence, mobility, communication Wandering can be a common problem as our parents get older and perhaps have mental health challenges to cope with. Dementia is often the cause of wandering in later life ...

How your employer can retain the skills of working carers

... How your employer can retain the skills of working carers CARERS, EMPLOYMENT, ELDERCARE, WORK LIFE BALANCE By Kathy Lawrence We've come a long way in recognising the needs of parents at work. Now in an ageing population it's time to help at those caring for ...

Tips on getting the right care at home

... Tips on getting the right care at home homecare, eldercare, independence, carer, companionship Care at home isn't just about basic tasks. It's also about preserving our parents' personal independence for as long as possible. There are a whole range of support services ...

How do I cope with caregiver guilt?

... How do I cope with caregiver guilt? guilt, carer, advice, relationships, responsibility Hi Lesley, My wife is caring for her 78 year old mother who's fairly physically disabled after suffering a stroke 12 years ago (slight weakness down right side) and ...

Ageing parents - who cares?

... Ageing parents- who cares? eldercare, carer, workload, responsibility, balance The number of people aged 85 and over in the UK has shot up in recent years and it's predicted to double in the next two decades. As they get older, people ...