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How do I cope with caregiver guilt?

... How do I cope with caregiver guilt? guilt, carer, advice, relationships, responsibility Hi Lesley, My wife is caring for her 78 year old mother who's fairly physically disabled after suffering a stroke 12 years ago (slight weakness down right side) and ...

The plight of Parkinson's

... The plight of Parkinson's Parkinson's, guilt, communication, story In honour of Parkinson's Awareness Week 2013 we have a special story from the grandchild of Britain's leading 20th-century naval historian whose death marked the loss of a great man who gave his all as a naval officer ...

How to cope when you're a whistleblower

... How to cope when you're a whistleblower guilt, whistleblower, advice, balance, NHS, Dear Lesley,How do people cope if they've been the family whistle-blower, trying to report abuse of elderly parents by close relatives?9 years ago I warned both the ...

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 ...

And Fred came too: the struggle to care for a step-parent

... And Fred came too: the struggle to care for a step-parent carer, eldercare, death, guilt, power of attorney, story, This week's storyteller is Barbara.When Barbara's mother passed away, Barbara was left to care for her mother's second husband who stayed on ...

I am ham. Or jam

... I am ham. Or jam carer, guilt, independence Today we're having children later and seeing our parents live to a greater age. It's bound to affect our lifestyles perhaps more than we were expecting. One day you're running around after your children, rushing ...

Tips for caring from a distance

... Tips for caring from a distance guilt, mental health, eldercare, carer Helping parents who don't live just round the corner is more complicated, but there are many things that we can do to ease their situation. Sally offers some tips gleaned from her experience ...

Retirement living to look forward to

... Retirement living to look forward to eldercare, companionship, independence, community, guilt Sara McKee, Founder and Director of Evermore, shares her vision for the future of retirement living in the UK and talks about the importance of independence in later life. We all ...

Caring for a disabled mother-in-law

... be there for her right that instance. I always felt torn but I knew my children were my priority. Oh, but the guilt! The guilt could sometimes be overwhelming. Summer excursions with our boys were always cut short by needing to "go to Nanny ...

Shall I invite Dad to live with us?

... with you. Are you thinking about how your wider family or society in general will judge you? Is the main feeling one of guilt? Are the voices from your upbringing or religious community telling you you're being a bad daughter? It's probably a good idea to ...