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Expectations in dementia care

... Expectations in dementia care dementia, eldercare, wheelchair, pets, carer This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. It's hard to know what to demand from a care home or how to achieve it. A daughter rates her mother's experience. Alzheimer's Society chief ...

How to safely lift your parent

... really bad practice to lift someone singlehandedly from a chair and then transfer them via zimmer frame to a commode. Whether it's a trained carer or family member that's doing the lifting it's much better to use mechanical aids and other such lifting equipment so as not to risk ...

Understanding the options in elder care

... choices. Home care Home care gives your loved one the support they need to help them to stay in their own home. A carer will visit the house to help them with tasks they're no longer unable to carry out alone. Your home care choices are tailored ...

Dementia care – How to find the help you need

... Dementia care – How to find the help you need dementia, alzheimer's, carer, power of attorney, relationships When you're caring for a parent, or partner, with dementia it can be hard to continue without help from others. We asked the experts behind ...

How do I cope with constant repetitive questions?

... How do I cope with constant repetitive questions? DEMENTIA, MEMORY LOSS, CARER, ELDERCARE Dear Lesley I have been asked a question I couldn't answer today by my neighbour who cares for her mother and a lady she cleans for, both of whom have memory ...

Tips on juggling work, family – and two parents with dementia

... Tips on juggling work, family – and two parents with dementia dementia, alzheimer's, carer, relationships, story This week's storyteller is Anita.One parent with dementia is tough. Anita Avery found herself trying to hold down a job, take care of a family, ...

Tips on dementia and the family fall-out

... Tips on dementia and the family fall-out dementia, relationships, carer, pets, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. After taking the lion's share of caring for her mother despite having an extended family close at hand, this week's storyteller shares some ...

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 ...

And Fred came too: the struggle to care for a step-parent

... And Fred came too: the struggle to care for a step-parent carer, eldercare, death, guilt, power of attorney, story, This week's storyteller is Barbara.When Barbara's mother passed away, Barbara was left to care for her mother's second husband who stayed on ...

Talking about dementia - blogging and how it helps

... Talking about dementia- blogging and how it helps dementia, carer, communication, story This week's storyteller is Jill Sinclair. In honour of Dementia Awareness Week Jill talks about caring for her dad who has dementia and how her blog helps her work through the new ...