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I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer

... I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer SOCIAL CARE, ELDERCARE, RELATIONSHIPS, MOBILITY Dear Lesley My aunt had been living in Spain but after losing her husband six years ago her health has deteriorated and she wasn't taking good care of herself. ...

How to support an elderly carer

... How to support an elderly carer eldercare, balance, companionship, advice, relationships Dear Lesley,My father died 15 years ago and my mother has been with a new partner for the last 10 years, although they don't live together. In some ways their ...

The Care Act 2014 - what does it mean for you?

... services, facilities or resources promotion of integration of care and support with health and other services provision of information and advice to adults and carers promotion of diversity and quality in provision of services co-operation generally and in specific cases with third parties, such as the NHS Assessing ...

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 ...

Finding good care for older relatives

... Finding good care for older relatives eldercare, carer, independence, story This week's storyteller is Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE ).At some point we may well need to find carers for our parents in their own homes, ...

Bridging the distance between us

... Bridging the distance between us carer, paranoia, relationships, eldercare, story This week's storyteller is Sally.When Sally's parents both became ill and dependent on others, Sally resisted the pressure to turn her life upside down and go home to help. She tells us about ...

More questions to ask when choosing a care home

... More questions to ask when choosing a care home ELDERCARE, CARE HOME, NURSING CARE, COMMUNICATION, CARER By Kathy Lawrence How can you really get under the skin of a care home to know if it's going to work for your parent? There's plenty of ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... an ideal way that families can spend time together with their loved ones, reconnect and manage their own health and wellbeing. Many family carers that support someone living with dementia may not have good health themselves. Changes in their normal activities can negatively impact on their wellbeing ...

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 be anonymous. Our storyteller this week coped with the massive demands of caring for a mother with dementia, and is now reclaiming her ...

Can an Admiral Nurse help in dementia care?

... Can an Admiral Nurse help in dementia care? dementia, Admiral nurse, social care, carer, companionship With dementia fast-becoming the most talked about condition in the UK, a disease which David Cameron describes as the 'greatest enemy of humanity', it's important to ...