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What does a hospice do?

... What does a hospice do? end-of-life, bereavement, hospice, death, funeral, grief When a parent reaches end of life or has a terminal illness it can be difficult to care for them full-time at home. Hospitals are not an ideal place to end ...

What to expect from your chosen care home

... What to expect from your chosen care home eldercare, education, communication, death, end-of-life Helping your parent into care can be a difficult decision especially when you don't know what to ask from your parent's care provider. Kris Scotting, an expert in nursing and ...

Tips for choosing a care home

... Tips for choosing a care home alzheimer's, eldercare, end-of-life, trust, power of attorney Sarah Guthrie, the daughter of Wing Commander Branse Burbridge, talks through her family's choice of care home for her mum and dad and offers advice on choosing the right place ...

When dementia brings death to your door

... When dementia brings death to your door dementia, death, grief, end-of-life, story When When They Get Older launched last year Jill Sinclair, The Glasgow Herald blogger, became a supporter, contributor and friend. She shared with us just how important it was ...

How dad's humour eased his death

... How dad's humour eased his death death, end-of-life, funeral, story This week's storyteller is Gill. A terminal illness is hard for anyone to come to terms with but when Gill's dad was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease he dealt with it in a surprising way ...

Talking about death over dinner

... Talking about death over dinner death, communication, end-of-life, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Our storyteller shares how broaching the subject of dying with your parents doesn't have to be hard, especially when your mum brings up her own death at ...

My strategy for coping with grief

... My strategy for coping with grief death, cancer, guilt, end-of-life, grief, story Grief is something no one is really prepared for. Maureen Meredith tells us how she coped with losing her mum and dad as well as her son in the space of ...

How to cope with bereavement

... How to cope with bereavement death, grief, end-of-life, bereavement Grief is something no one is ever really prepared for. Learning how to live with loss can be difficult and bereavement affects everyone differently but finding the right support can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... 10 questions to ask before choosing a care home eldercare, end-of-life, mobility, money, care fees Our readers' experiences tell us that some questions are really difficult to ask in front of a parent, but it's important not to let the answers come as ...

Talking about dying with your parents

... Talking about dying with your parents death, communication, end-of-life, funeral, power of attorney, Joe Levenson, Director of Communications for the Dying Matters Coalition shares practical advice for starting the conversation with your parent about the future. When it comes to dying, ...