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How do I deal with a mean mother?

... How do I deal with a mean mother? advice, relationships, balance, eldercare, communication Dear Lesley,It sounds awful but I have such a struggle with my mother, her constant demands and toxic 'snidey' comments. Everything is a crisis, when ...

Dementia is stealing away my hero dad and I feel useless

... Dementia is stealing away my hero dad and I feel useless advice, relationships, balance, eldercare, dementia Dear Lesley, My lovely dad is 73 years old and for the past four years has been suffering from dementia. He has always been my hero and ...

Can the BBC Care Calculator really help to predict the cost of care?

... Can the BBC Care Calculator really help to predict the cost of care? Social care, Eldercare, Care fees, Care cap Care and support services are means-tested and services are not free to everyone. The Care Act 2014 has put a limit on how much ...

How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia?

... How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia? ADVICE, RELATIONSHIPS, ELDERCARE, DEMENTIA Hello Lesley, I like the site very much and wish I had known of it when supporting my elderly parents. Both my parents have passed away now but ...

Shall I invite Dad to live with us?

... Shall I invite Dad to live with us? ADVICE, RELATIONSHIPS, ELDERCARE, INDEPENDENCE Dear Lesley My dad's been angling to move in with me ever since my mum died. I know it wouldn't work. He doesn't get on that well with my teenagers and ...

How online pharmacies can help in elder healthcare

... How online pharmacies can help in elder healthcare Health, Pharmacy, NHS, Eldercare, Patient care, Advertorial If it's difficult for your older friends or family to get out of the house then using an online pharmacy for certain medications and to fulfil prescriptions can be ...

Four questions to ask a new live-in carer to start building a relationship

... Four questions to ask a new live-in carer to start building a relationship ELDERCARE, CARER, HOMECARE, COMPANIONSHIP Inviting a stranger into the home to provide live-in care can be daunting. Where do you start to build a comfortable relationship between carer and person receiving care ...

Understanding the options in elder care

... Understanding the options in elder care ELDERCARE, CARE HOME, HOME CARE, NURSING CARE As family members or friends get older, they may need more support than you're able to provide. Making the decision to get help can be an emotional time, so it's ...

Avoiding the age-related muscle loss of Sarcopenia

... Avoiding the age-related muscle loss of Sarcopenia Eldercare, Health, Sarcopenia, Muscle Loss Age-related muscle loss affects all of us as we age. Typically from the age of 45, people lose 1-2% of muscle every year. This eventually causes fatigue, frailty and ...

Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home

... Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home INDEPENDENCE, ELECTRICAL SAFETY, APPLIANCES, ELDERCARE Electrical Safety First's report, "A shock to the System", found that more than a million people aged over 75 live in homes which fail the UK Government's Decent Home ...