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How I coped with my mum's dementia

... I was working for a global pharmaceutical company. I'd been there for many years in a number of senior roles around organisational change, communication and executive coaching. I'd always believed that helping people develop at work benefitted both the employee and the employer which is why managing ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... began to liaise with social services to ensure my mother-in-law was given the additional support she needed within the community and that her needs were communicated effectively across the different services involved in providing her care. I realised that my experience helping coordinate care for my mother-in-law had given ...

Home - When They Get Older

... going out in cold weather safe and enjoyable. Read more More questions to ask when choosing a care home ELDERCARE CARE HOME NURSING CARE COMMUNICATION CARER How can you really get under the skin of a care home to know if it's going to work for your parent? ...

When helpers become the enemy

... came to our rescue one worker appointed to my mother and another to my father. Sadly, they came from different departments and didn't communicate with each other. The most frustrating issue was that once a crisis had passed, the social workers were taken off the case ...

How to cope with your parent's Parkinson's diagnosis

... with your lack of control over the situation. The wait we experienced was tiresome so it's a good idea to keep the channels of communication open and to remain both positive and persistent. Getting to the cause of any health issue when it first arises is paramount. ...

Dementia, creativity and napkins... yes napkins!

... us." Raising awareness of dementia has been just one aim of this project. The Napkin Project was created as a way to communicate how important creativity can be for people living with dementia and for those who care for them. Patient-centric care relies on creative resources ...

How tea parties help to ward off loneliness

... aimed at those who live alone without nearby family and friends. Betty has children who live around the country with whom she has regular communication however, being involved in the tea parties gives her added companionship which is an important part of leading a fulfilling life. There ...

How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia?

... they blamed you for their condition or took out their frustrations on you. They might have simply withdrawn and then lost the ability to communicate. During this "long goodbye" we have to find ways of coping. Perhaps by withdrawing ourselves or becoming overly protective. ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... up email, Skype, Facebook or other social media (or ask your children to do it!). Explore other forms of communication technology that are easy to use as hearing gets harder and parents start to use aids. Be patient. It takes time for ...

Christmas gift guide for older parents and grandparents

... . Simply order online and we'll send you a gift card, providing your loved one with seven Joseph ip meals of their choice. Communications The new Amplicomms M9000 is an Android touch screen smartphone with a second optional easy-to-use operating system. It also has big icons, ...