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

... , story This week's storyteller is Anita.One parent with dementia is tough. Anita Avery found herself trying to hold down a job, take care of a family, and look after two parents one with Alzheimer's and the other with vascular dementia. We asked Anita to share ...

How to manage your parent's property once they've moved out

... How to manage your parent's property once they've moved out property, conveyance, care fees, landlord, insurance Rob Dolbear, Director of Bridgefast Property Services shares his advice on what to do with your parent's property once they're unable to look after it, and perhaps ...

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

... Who takes responsibility when it's a more distant relative who needs help? SOCIAL CARE, RELATIONSHIPS, ELDERCARE, AGEING, POPULATION Dear Lesley We were visiting my parents over the Christmas holiday I thought the visit would be an opportunity to see how they are getting on ...

How your employer can retain the skills of working carers

... We've come a long way in recognising the needs of parents at work. Now in an ageing population it's time to help at those caring for elders or risk losing experienced and talented staff. Forward-thinking organisations have already started implementing policies to retain staff who care and provide ...

Supporting dementia carers at work

... is spreading the word to other organisations around the country. Dementia is a growing problem and increasing numbers of working people are attempting to care for family with dementia. These carers are often hidden to employers and colleagues. I wanted to recognise, understand and support them ...

Tips on dementia and the family fall-out

... fall-out dementia, relationships, carer, pets, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. After taking the lion's share of caring for her mother despite having an extended family close at hand, this week's storyteller shares some of her insights into making the best ...

Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... don't qualify for help from social services. With the current economic climate putting pressure on the incomes of both younger and older generations Crossroads Care CNL developed the Homeshare scheme to bring young people into the homes of older people to provide live-in support, in the form of ...

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 ...

How to successfully request flexible working hours

... 26 weeks is legally entitled to make a written or verbal request for flexible working hours. For many who're juggling work, family and caring commitments this is a welcome move forward. If you're considering applying for flexible working hours we share tips for stating your case to ...

Bridging the distance between us

... . I had a great job and life was good. When my mother's situation dramatically changed, my father assumed I would return to care for her and for him. My mother's surgeon also encouraged my return home believing that I should give up the life I had ...