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Talking about your eldercare challenges

... Talking about your eldercare challenges relationships, responsibility, communication, balance, advice, When you're supporting an elderly person you can suddenly find yourself confronted with emotional and practical problems you're not equipped to face without support. While we know people benefit hugely from our web ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review Internet, Independence, Technology, Communication, We regularly hear how iPads and tablets are all the rage for the internet-savvy older user for keeping in touch, entertainment and online shopping. But what if your parent is ...

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 ...

Talking about dying with your parents

... Talking about dying with your parents death, communication, end-of-life, funeral, power of attorney, Joe Levenson, Director of Communications for the Dying Matters Coalition shares practical advice for starting the conversation with your parent about the future. When it comes to dying, ...

I cant believe you said that

... I can t believe you said that relationships, communication, independence, Remember when you hit that age in your teens when overnight your parents seemed to become excruciatingly embarrassing? You didn't want to be seen in their space because you never knew when they would next ...

Who wants to listen to what you think?

... Who wants to listen to what you think? NHS, eldercare, patient care, communication Sometimes it can feel like we have no voice in eldercare. Yet there are opportunities to give your opinion to people who will listen and can act on your feedback. ...

Helping our parents to feel that they're not a burden

... Helping our parents to feel that they're not a burden relationships, communication, independence, story We're bound to feel frustrated with our parents sometimes, but do we want them to feel eternally grateful to us? You've given up yet another Sunday to spend it in ...

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 to prepare for your parent moving in

... How to prepare for your parent moving in eldercare, independence, mobility, communication, companionship While moving your parent in isn't for everyone there are those of us who would rather they were close to home so we can keep a watchful eye on their health than ...

How to cope with sleep problems in the elderly

... How to cope with sleep problems in the elderly sleep, communication, exercise Most of us have, from time to time, had trouble sleeping. As our parents age they can become more prone to sleep issues. Their sleep patterns change and health conditions can ...