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How speech therapy can improve communication

... How speech therapy can improve communication speech therapy, communication, relationships, stroke As our parents age they can face challenges that make speech more difficult. Speech and language therapist Laura Dawson explains how to identify the issues and how our parents can be helped. Why ...

Why we should all have dementia training

... Why we should all have dementia training dementia, alzheimer's, communication, memory, eldercare Rebecca, our social media whizz kid, recently went on a "Dementia Awareness in the Community" training programme run by local charity Alzheimer's Dementia Support. She shares the practical ...

How to report medical negligence in a care home

... How to report medical negligence in a care home care home, care fees, abuse, welfare, trust, communication Medical negligence solicitor Jeanette Whyman, from Wright Hassall, shares her advice for reporting medical negligence when it occurs in a care home and explains how ...

Will the "Friends and Family Test" make a difference to hospital care?

... Will the "Friends and Family Test" make a difference to hospital care? patient care, eldercare, nhs, jeremy hunt, communication Patients now have the opportunity to rate their hospital experience. Kathy explains how the survey works and wonders if it will give the ...

Caring for a father with Parkinson's

... Caring for a father with Parkinson's Parkinson's, eldercare, communication, carer, story This week's storyteller is Chris. Chris tells the sad story of his brilliant father's degeneration due to Parkinson's, and how the family managed his care with love and respect. My father ...

The plight of Parkinson's

... The plight of Parkinson's Parkinson's, guilt, communication, story In honour of Parkinson's Awareness Week 2013 we have a special story from the grandchild of Britain's leading 20th-century naval historian whose death marked the loss of a great man who gave his all as a naval officer ...

Dad, dementia and connecting through art

... Dad, dementia and connecting through art Dementia, communication, creativity, art, story This week's storyteller is Ro Lavender. Ro tells us how watercolour painting brought her closer again to her father, Peter Scott, after advancing dementia had caused a collapse in communication ...

Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss

... Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss dementia, hearing, blindness, mobility, communication, story This week's storyteller is Jacky. Another urgent call from mum but fortunately this one is less of a crisis than many others. Dad has walked ...

Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents?

... Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents? dementia, alzheimer's, communication, memory, Eleanor Bryson, from Memory Bank, shares how watching archive footage of the past has helped older people and those with dementia recall memories and communicate with their loved ones ...

Tips to continue business as usual when your parent needs you

... Tips to continue business as usual when your parent needs you communication, technology, workload Taking time out from work to support your parent because they need you to visit isn't easy. If you've deadlines to meet and you have to be available to colleagues and clients ...