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Talking about your eldercare challenges

... Talking about your eldercare challenges relationships, responsibility, communication, balance, advice, When you're supporting an elderly person you can suddenly find yourself confronted with emotional and practical problems you're not equipped to face without support. While we know people benefit hugely from our web ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare carer, workload, responsibility, retirement, career Women in their 50s and 60s are working longer whilst taking the lion's share of care for ageing family members. As career opportunities begin to slim with care responsibilities often over spilling ...

How to support an elderly carer

... How to support an elderly carer eldercare, balance, companionship, advice, relationships Dear Lesley,My father died 15 years ago and my mother has been with a new partner for the last 10 years, although they don't live together. In some ways their ...

How your employer can retain the skills of working carers

... How your employer can retain the skills of working carers CARERS, EMPLOYMENT, ELDERCARE, WORK LIFE BALANCE By Kathy Lawrence We've come a long way in recognising the needs of parents at work. Now in an ageing population it's time to help at those caring for ...

Ageing parents - who cares?

... Ageing parents- who cares? eldercare, carer, workload, responsibility, balance The number of people aged 85 and over in the UK has shot up in recent years and it's predicted to double in the next two decades. As they get older, people ...

Who wants to listen to what you think?

... Who wants to listen to what you think? NHS, eldercare, patient care, communication Sometimes it can feel like we have no voice in eldercare. Yet there are opportunities to give your opinion to people who will listen and can act on your feedback. ...

Caring for a disabled mother-in-law

... Caring for a disabled mother-in-law story, carer, independence, osteoporosis, eldercare Caron Sprake, author of eldercare blog Caron Cares, shares how she cared for her disabled mother-in-law whilst juggling family responsibilities. When I said "I do" I acquired not only a ...

How can flexible working hours help me look after my elderly parent?

... How can flexible working hours help me look after my elderly parent? workload, eldercare, balance, carer, career As our parents get older they may start to face various health challenges. It can be difficult to fit their hospital and GP appointments into a ...

How can I get mum to take my worries about her seriously?

... How can I get mum to take my worries about her seriously? SOCIAL CARE, ELDERCARE, SAFEGUARDING, MOBILITY Dear Lesley I'm so worried about my mum. She's had two falls in the last few months, with the last one resulting in her cutting her ...

Am I too old for braces?

... Am I too old for braces? HEALTHCARE, ORTHODONTIST, DENTAL BRACES, ELDERCARE Derek Lotts, a reader from Australia, first started researching dental health because of challenges his father was experiencing. Derek continued the research in order to reach out to people and share ...