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How do I cope with caregiver guilt?

... changes that can be made on both the practical and emotional levels. Does your wife know anyone else who is caring for an elderly parent? Sharing how she feels could help her to see that it's OK not to be the perfect daughter/carer and that it's ...

Joining book clubs and more without leaving home with TalkTime

... about each member of the group. I'm always interested in people- I really enjoy getting to know more people." How your parent can join If your parent would like to get involved in a TalkTime club, they can find out more by calling the Independent ...

How can we reduce loneliness among the elderly?

... combat loneliness among the elderly? Checking in on elderly neighbours who perhaps aren't frequented by many visitors, keeping in touch with your own parents and ageing relatives as well as ensuring they eat well by organising meal delivery or stocking their freezer are just some of the ways ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... be purchased at www.amandawaring.com This article was published in March 2016. If you found this article useful you may also like: Helping our parents to feel that they're not a burden Talking about dying with your parents Tips on getting the right care at home Don't miss any ...

Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home

... particular concern. Here, Phil Buckle, Director General of the charity, gives the details and offers some tips to help you protect parents and other elderly relatives from electrical danger in the home. Did you know that more than 350,000 people are seriously injured ...

NHS Continuing Healthcare: why it's important to have a coordinator

... why it's so important to ensure an independent coordinator is appointed. Before you begin Find out more about NHS Continuing Healthcare and why your parent might claim it if they have complex health needs by reading Roger's first two articles. Download the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare ...

Winter driving part 2: snow, ice, rain, fog and winter sun

... tougher driving conditions in winter require greater concentration and understanding of how to deal with expected and unexpected challenges. Even if we persuade our parents to stay at home, we may have to get to them instead. Dave Hall of CAT Driving offers some invaluable advice to ...

Age and swallowing problems - how speech therapy helps

... swallowing difficulty is not always a normal part of getting older and could be linked to a disease or disorder. If you notice your parent having a problem with swallowing, it's wise to encourage them to contact their doctor and request an appointment with an ear, nose ...

Why we shouldn't de-clutter our family history

... particularly the case for older people. As we get older we seem to acquire not only our own clutter but that of our deceased parents and grandparents. And I find it so difficult to throw away something that has no value but is priceless for its memories. ...

Talking about dementia - blogging and how it helps

... road to enlightenment especially where old age is concerned- can be a bumpy one. I've been involved with the care of both my parents and thought I knew pretty much all the important or useful stuff; but that turns out not to be true. If I ...