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How to prepare for your parent moving in

... come home from work. Childcare Depending on your parent's mobility and mental health you may find that they're more than willing to help look ... close to home so we can keep a watchful eye on their health than face the prospect of being unable to help because we live ...

When helpers become the enemy

... and the car was bugged. This was the beginning of a mental condition that was to blight him for the next 25 years. ... especially for my brother. Finding a home for someone with mental health problems, whose paranoia was not so bad that he needed to ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... their parents. Looking back, we aren't entirely sure when mum's mental condition started to decline but about 5 years ago we became seriously ... siblings and learn how to handle the constant uncertainty surrounding mum's mental health. I've since used coaching to help me cope with moving mum ...

Are sex and love taboo topics for you and your parents?

... Relate for nearly 20 years, I would say that physical and mental health difficulties are the biggest challenge to an older couple that has ... together for a long time. When one person becomes unwell or has difficulty with mobility, it is only too easy for the couple's ...

Family member needs care? Applying for Attendance Allowance

... to someone who needs help with personal care because they're physically or mentally disabled and they are 65 or older. There are two different ... passport, care plan. We sent a copy of the mental health and best interests assessment, the social services assessment, the care ...

How a game of pairs helped gauge grandad's dementia

... sitting in bed with my grandmother which not only allows for his mental needs to be met but grandmother's own physical needs are also taken ... forth between Glasgow and London, it became more noticeable that grandad's health was declining yet he still loved to play pairs. I began ...

Dementia care – How to find the help you need

... ) is important to have in place for those who lack the mental capacity to manage their affairs and make important decisions. People who're ... determine what help they can provide in order to maintain your own health and balance caring with work and family life. To find out ...

Top tips for helping older people overcome mild depression

... If you suspect that low mood is developing into a more serious mental health problem, you can contact Age UK (Tel: 08001696565 ... or the mental health charity Mind (Tel: 0300 123 3393) for a chat. If you found this article helpful, why ...

What to expect from your chosen care home

... to be or not to be resuscitated If your parent lacks the mental capacity to make this decision then the appropriate person (as appointed ... the care home should contact if there's a change in your parent's health is crucial for a good relationship with care staff. Families are ...

How to report medical negligence in a care home

... by no means exhaustive. There can be many other physical or mental signs of abuse that you should look out for. Making a ... by sending it to the Care Quality Commission or the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. Preparing for legal action If your parent has suffered ...