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Can an Admiral Nurse help in dementia care?

... parent's dementia on your behalf often acting as a bridge between health and social care services so that their needs are taken into consideration and communicated effectively and consistently between care teams. If you'd like to know more about what to expect from an Admiral Nurse Dementia UK outline ...

How do I cope with constant repetitive questions?

... thing here is to recognise that this is not a "normal" conversation and some of the ways in which your neighbour used to communicate with her mother and her employer no longer apply. She shouldn't worry about being overly accurate or honest. If she is talking ...

What to expect from live-in care for your parent

... they're introduced to the care agency will remove them and ensure your parent never has to see that carer again. Most agencies encourage constant communication between you and your parent, their carer and the agency themselves to ensure everything is going smoothly. If you suspect things are ...

Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family?

... your relative is home alone, and provide advice to carers on providing support and sharing activities. Occupational therapists can also advise carers on communication and how to support a person with dementia to take part in activities. This can have benefits in reducing symptoms of dementia that ...

How to claim a lost pension

... parent was enrolled in isn't restricted by time sensitive claims. You may find at this point that you'll need to involve your parent in communications with their previous employer or insurer in order to legitimise the claim and prove their identity to ensure their pension is released. While ...

Saving money on your parents' energy bills

... charge you extra if you want a paper copy. Switching your elderly parents to a new energy supplier creates an opportunity to intercept the communication between your parents and their provider. If you're acting on your parents' behalf, in paying their energy bills, you can ...

When a loved one loses their sight

... around the home, and make sure they're always in their 'right' place, making themmuch easier to find and help facilitate independence Verbal communication This is so important when someone loses their sight. Conversations like introducing yourself when you're nearby, or letting your loved one know ...

What to do when a parent dies

... home to find out if there are outstanding costs, as this can take some time to confirm. If you're not the executor, communicate details of all outstanding debts to whoever is. 5. Distribute the remainder of the estate. Only once debts have been paid ...