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Helping parents to avoid depression

... Helping parents to avoid depression Depression, Mental Health, Loneliness, Relationships, Retirement With depression known to be a real risk in an ageing population, there are many ways that we can help our parents to keep active and independent to stave off the gloom. ...

Top tips for helping older people overcome mild depression

... Top tips for helping older people overcome mild depression depression, growing old, elderly, older people Depression can affect anyone of any age, but as people age, they can become more susceptible to feeling down. We look at ways that friends and family can ...

How to cope when your parent has a stroke

... How to cope when your parent has a stroke stroke, memory, depression, eldercare Suffering a stroke is a danger at almost any age, but it's our parents who are often most at risk. It can be terrifying when a parent has a stroke but ...

Are sex and love taboo topics for you and your parents?

... Are sex and love taboo topics for you and your parents? communication, relationships, mobility, depression, companionship Don't be afraid to talk to your parent about love and sex, advises Relate counsellor and author, Barbara Bloomfield. They've got the same hopes and ...

Living with blindness

... Living with blindness blindness, sight loss, depression, visual impairment, veteran Blindness affects almost 2 million people in the UK and as our parents get older there's an increasing chance that they may experience some degree of sight loss. 1 in 5 people aged 75 ...

Dementia is stealing away my hero dad and I feel useless

... worse and worse is killing me- I feel useless as I can't do anything to make him better. I am now suffering from depression myself. My mum is 61 and has finally admitted that she cannot cope with dad anymore and I've decided to move my family ...

Caring for a mother-in-law with cancer

... and I had been meeting her at one specialist after another in the hopes of finding the cause of her drastic weight loss and near-crippling depression. On an unusually cold and rainy day in September 2008 we attended a memorial service for one of her sisters-in-law. I sat ...

Is there a "how to" on preventing and diagnosing dementia?

... normal ageing processes. Our experts suggest that we: Watch out for any very mild sign of "cognitive impairment" memory loss, depression, unusual behaviour, inappropriate behaviour etc. Try to help our parent to not be afraid to visit their GP with mild memory ...

10 good reasons for older people to get into social media

... many people they already know with Facebook accounts. To stay up-to-date on current affairs Feeling out of touch and sidelined can significantly add to depression and social isolation. People who are active on social media can readily access a huge resource of news and information on issues that ...

Finding good care for older relatives

... father in one of the last battles in 1918. She grew up and lived in the East End of London, surviving the Great Depression and then the Blitz. She nursed both her husbands in the final stages of their lives. She never had a lot of ...