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Tips on dementia and the family fall-out

... mum out for a brief time had become rather harder. I took great pains to find the dog a good new home and he continues to thrive several years after mum's death. You're allowed to be tired Caring for an ageing parent with any problem is exhausting. ...

How your employer can retain the skills of working carers

... culture is that you've got to be seen and heard in the office to be believed, it's time that changed. Otherwise staff will continue to use holiday and sick days to manage their caring roles. 3. While you're there, challenge a culture that says younger ...

How tradition makes living with dad the obvious choice

... family still miss my mother-in-law and I remain sensitive to the routine that my father-in-law is used to. So, for example, I continued to cook Indian food 3/4 times a week just as she did. After 15 months together we decided it would be ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... update. Sight and Sound Technology, who developed the Respexi with the benefit of experience in technology for the blind, is committed to continuing development. Updates will be carried out remotely so there is little for the user to do except accept them. So here's what ...

Whose house is it anyway? A question of home ownership

... parents can pass on their share to you, or another relative, in the event of their death, whilst your other parent can continue to live in the family home, passing on their share when they pass away. It is also a way for couples who ...

Incoherent Codes of Practice: Energy Companies

... , because of your age, health, disability or financial circumstances)" it may share your information with "social services charities, healthcare and other support organisations" to help "by making sure there is a gas or electricity supply to your home" (10.7 ...

Christmas gift ideas for grandparents and older parents 2016

... an old non-digital television attached to a PVR and were delighted to see them come back to life. Pencils for every occasion Colouring books continue to be very popular and we've heard many people say they find them relaxing as well as enjoyable. For anyone serious about their ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia

... have anorexia or not it's better to build bridges than create a divide especially if they're reluctant to seek help from their GP or other healthcare professionals attending to their needs. If your parent's weight drops dramatically it may be that you'll need to intervene in their eating regime ...

When dementia brings death to your door

... Trek. I wonder now if Dad wasn't rather wasted on us? Or are all parents just Mum and Dad to their kids? Continuing on A few weeks before Dad died I befriended a group of people who meet at the local duck pond to monitor the ducklings ...

Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... be needed to get to the appointment. What is the vascular service? A "vascular service" is defined as a team of healthcare experts who can perform duplex ultrasound and can perform all of the endovenous techniques needed to treat vein problems. Patients should not accept ...