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Who takes responsibility when it's a more distant relative who needs help?

... to each other! Ideally you want to end up in a situation where everyone has their ... , and was looking forward to a bit of a break myself. As it turned out ... is in a position to put their own life on hold and do everything that needs to ...

Tips on juggling work, family – and two parents with dementia

... known about them for my parents at the end of their lives. Dad died in hospital ... to hold down a job, take care of a family, and look after two parents ... that's something you carry with you throughout your life. It goes with the job of being ...

Parents are many things. Is a burden one of them?

... took her far away from us in the end. Of course dementia is quite different to ... are many things. Is a burden one of them? relationships, balance, responsibility, ... not how he's been for most of his life. Apart from the bloody-minded he's always been ...

How to help your parents manage tinnitus

... tries to avoid their tinnitus altogether they can end up panicking when it worsens. Help your ... can buy to help. Approximately 10% of adults in the UK have tinnitus. People ... symptoms. Encourage them to avoid planning their life around their tinnitus to relieve day-to-day stress. ...

Living with blindness

... believed their blindness was the be all and end all. Blind Veterans UK is the national ... increasing chance that they may experience some degree of sight loss. 1 in 5 people aged ... they're unable to see after such an active life and must rely on others to help them ...

How do I deal with a mean mother?

... of emotional blackmail yet you're the one who ends up feeling like you're at fault.I wonder if ... the 'crisis' is the cable coming out of the back of the TV and the TV ... Parent specialist with extensive qualifications and experience in life coaching. Lesley provides one-to-one help for people ...

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

... barely turn her head- worry me no end. I'm recently divorced, can't move nearer ... "older" teacher I stand no chance of getting another job and have to work. ... Parent specialist with extensive qualifications and experience in life coaching. Lesley provides one-to-one help for people ...

Tips on getting the right care at home

... the carer to play the piano, and ended the morning feeling more positive and emotionally secure ... as possible. There are a whole range of support services that can help our parents to ... enjoying life in their own home. We asked Paul Westgarth of daily care provider Home Instead ...

Experiences in caring for a mum with dementia

... decisions for them, so I want to end by thanking you on their behalf. Caring ... has written an acclaimed book about his experiences of caring for a mother with early onset dementia ... . Caring for someone can take over your life at times but it is important you look ...

Is loneliness now an epidemic among the elderly?

... size of the loneliness challenge The Campaign to End Loneliness reports that 10% of those aged ... a health hazard which can increase the risk of depression, dementia and heart attacks. The ... involved in activities to improve their quality of life. Encouraging them to visit local centres and ...