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Dignity in dying and care for the living

... Dignity in dying and care for the living ELDERCARE, INDEPENDENCE, END OF LIFE, DIGNITY Campaigner Amanda Waring explains why approaches to dignity in dying need to change in the UK, and offers some tips for caring for the living. Renowned filmmaker, comedian and ...

Tips on getting the right care at home

... is not necessarily about people in uniforms care in the home should be about someone helping your parent to live happily, comfortably and with dignity in their own home for as long as possible. What can carers do for those they are looking after, and what is ...

Walking the hospital corridors in dad's shoes

... that's otherwise only broken by the comings and goings of other patients. Shame the food can be quite so well, you know. Dignity is only so important Last time we were in A&E dad glared at the notice on the curtains of his cubicle and ...

Helping our parents to feel that they're not a burden

... means not being obviously irritated in their presence. We can always go home and tell someone else. We should treat our parents with dignity being patient as their world shrinks. As the things they talk about become more repetitive and predictable or confused, we can be ...

How do I help my elderly parent bathe?

... , inventors of the belted bath-lift, for some tips on choosing and funding bathroom aids so that parents can continue to enjoy bathing with dignity and confidence. Many elderly people struggle to bathe and sadly, it seems to start when there is a loss of confidence due ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... the dementia is severe then simple signs on the bathroom door such as "this is the toilet" help to retain a sense of dignity. In the kitchen similar signs such as "this is the biscuit tin" or "here are the mug"' are ...

Caring for a disabled mother-in-law

... leg ulcers from hell which took 18 months of care to heal. She put up with soaking wet dressings in between nurse visits with dignity until I took over the sometimes twice daily chore. When our children were hospitalised for things various broken bones and asthma attacks it ...

Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss

... snippets of news so he feels constantly involved in day-to-day goings on. Dad doesn't always remember all of this but it gives him the dignity of a normal conversation and occasionally he mentions something later on which he has retained. The dad I once knew has faded, ...

Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence

... carers they provide have adequate training to deal with such intimate care work. Allowing your parent to maintain as much of their independence and dignity as possible while dealing with incontinence is an important aspect of managing their care. With regular continence consultations, preparation and adjustments to ...

Caring for a father with Parkinson's

... father's funeral arrangements- it was only fitting. I saw him at the funeral parlour. He looked very peaceful and calm and his dignity had been completely restored. We had a memorial service and mass with the white ensign, his war medals and naval cap on ...