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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 ...

Talking about dying with your parents

... groups, say we're comfortable talking about dying, most people are still shunning important conversations and practical actions to manage their end of life care and final affairs. Last month's research found that just over one in three people have a will and less than a third say ...

How to apply for Attendance Allowance - what you need to know - Part 1

... How to apply for Attendance Allowance- what you need to know- Part 1 eldercare, money, finance, care fees, It's easy enough to say you can apply for this or that to help support your parents, but just how difficult is the practice ...

I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer

... I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer SOCIAL CARE, ELDERCARE, RELATIONSHIPS, MOBILITY Dear Lesley My aunt had been living in Spain but after losing her husband six years ago her health has deteriorated and she wasn't taking good care of herself. ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly? DEMENTIA CARE, SHOPPING, INDEPENDENCE, AGEING, POPULATION Written by Kathy Lawrence Simple changes can make navigating and enjoying the shopping and eating out experience much easier for those with dementia. Shops, restaurants and community spaces regularly do ...

Helping your parents with toilet problems and incontinence

... The doctor will review their symptoms as well as any medications or underlying conditions that could be causing the incontinence in order to devise a care plan. While your parent's GP may find the cause quickly there could also be a chance that their assessment is inconclusive. Requesting ...

How online pharmacies can help in elder healthcare

... How online pharmacies can help in elder healthcare Health, Pharmacy, NHS, Eldercare, Patient care, Advertorial If it's difficult for your older friends or family to get out of the house then using an online pharmacy for certain medications and to fulfil prescriptions can be ...

How to prepare for your parent moving in

... we live further afield. If your parent's health worsens or perhaps they're struggling with their mobility moving them in could help to meet their care needs while integrating them into family life. We share advice to make the transition easier for all. Adjusting your home to fit ...

Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss

... Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss dementia, hearing, blindness, mobility, communication, story This week's storyteller is Jacky. Another urgent call from mum but fortunately this one is less of a crisis than many others. Dad has walked ...

10 questions to ask your parents before it's too late

... themselves there are people appointed who can take action reasonably fast. That might be to take over financial affairs, move a parent into care for a short time and make important decisions. There's a common misconception that if you set up Power of Attorney you immediately lose ...