When they get older logo

Search results

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

... vascular dementia. We asked Anita to share the lessons her experience has taught her. Nobody gets to the point when the children are independent and the mortgage is nearly paid off, and then thinks the next thing is- time to be a carer. And no ...

Home - When They Get Older

... exclusive "How to" guides, free stuff, checklists and much more... Safe walking in winter for older people MOBILITY INDEPENDENCE FALLS ELDERCARE Dressing in layers, adding grip to footwear and using a stick that's the right height are all helpful ways to make ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... juggling work and family life all over again. My mum was determined to stay in her own home. She had always been fiercely independent but there was more to it than this. She seemed to be completely unaware that anything was wrong with her. Initially we ...

What does the increase in silver divorces mean for adult children?

... stigma of divorce has pretty well disappeared for our parents' generation. Today's retiring women have been employed for longer and many are financially independent and have their own pensions. They don't have to stay in an unhappy relationship to maintain stability. That said it's both men ...

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

... eventually Mummy met and married Fred, who was some years her senior. He was besotted with her and they led a happy and independent life for some years. Because of his age I had always thought that Fred would be the first to go and that I ...

Balancing dementia care with a full-time career

... . Dad had to be made a ward of the Court of Protection. Mum's 57 year marriage had effectively ended. Instead of her independent, home-loving husband, she was in a whirlwind of incontinence pads, catheters and rubber mattresses. I found myself, as Dad's ...

How speech therapy can improve communication

... our decisions, needs and opinions verbally. It's the basis of forming relationships. When anyone loses their voice, they risk losing their independence and their relationships. It's important to remember that communication is a two-way process it's about expressing, but also understanding, a message ...

Who wants to listen to what you think?

... a complaint will result in the patient being struck off the surgery's list. A different way to make your voice heard is through the independent Patient Opinion service. We've used it and they've replied personally and said they would pass on our feedback. Patient Opinion tweets out ...

Is loneliness now an epidemic among the elderly?

... Loneliness is a complex issue which can be a symptom of physical, emotional and social isolation.Elderly people who have lost loved ones, their independence or mobility must rely on friends, neighbours and relatives to keep them company and assist them with day-to-day living. If they're left ...

Who matters in the care home?

... some care homes, this could mean a significant shift in thinking. Rosemary Hurtley, an experienced occupational therapist and Pat Duff, an independent advisor to care homes with long experience in nursing and gerontology, have developed a framework that they hope to introduce into care homes ...