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How do I deal with a mean mother?

... How do I deal with a mean mother? advice, relationships, balance, eldercare, communication Dear Lesley,It sounds awful but I have such a struggle with my mother, her constant demands and toxic 'snidey' comments. Everything is a crisis, when ...

How to arrange a community care assessment

... needs. It reviews your parent's medical history, their physical and mental well-being and medication to see whether it's adversely affecting their relationships, communication skills or daily living. A specialist assessment looks at a particular health issue to determine whether it's affecting your parent's quality of life ...

Supporting dementia carers at work

... organisation. I add this and other information to the internal Dementia Carers Twiki and created an internal email address to manage Dementia Carer Network communications. Finding answers real-life situations Issues and lessons captured have prompted changes in work processes. In one case a member's sudden need to ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... these products was created to help the patient with specific aspects of their dementia, whilst also enabling patients and their families/carer to communicate and interact in a positive way. Redefining jigsaw puzzles Research has shown that people with mid to late stage dementia find it difficult ...

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

... us that carers need to show qualities such as empathy, kindness, patience and respect, and that every successful candidate is an exceptional communicator. A good care organisation will take the time to look for these qualities in candidates, and all care recipients in their families ...

Incoherent Codes of Practice: Energy Companies

... by making sure there is a gas or electricity supply to your home" (10.7). This is a positive step for cross-sector communication in a bid to put customer care first which means your parent should be looked after, on referral, by the relevant organisation ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... that all behaviour has meaning for the individual. It is therefore more important to have an understanding of what the person is trying to communicate rather than to simply resort to making decisions on their behalf. Use a running commentary approach when talking with a person with dementia ...

Travelling with a parent who has dementia

... allows you both to enjoy the holiday without worrying about everyday caring tasks, alleviating the responsibility from your shoulders. They key is good communication, and keeping those channels with your parent's medical provider open before, during and after your holiday. 2. Chose accommodation wisely ...

My strategy for coping with grief

... like moths around a lamp. Her warm, loving nature was a sense of comfort to all; she was the vortex of all communication, especially between her six children. My dad supported my mum and all of us throughout our lives, joining the army to ...

How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 2)

... that both these appointments share. When my parent sets up a trust is there anything I need to know or do? Flexibility, communication and regular contact are key but ensure you are aware that your parents always have, and must have, the final say and ...