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Gaining new freedom by moving in together

... , over 11 years ago. I met him soon after and we took frequent trips to see his family in South Africa. His parents are divorced and his mum, Sally, was living on her sister's farm and working in the office on site. On our ...

How to keep driving with renewed confidence

... have to make some hard decisions about driving. The car is a symbol of ability, status and independence. If and when a parent makes that decision (either forced or voluntarily) it is difficult to think in terms of being without a car. Letting experts ...

Walking the hospital corridors in dad's shoes

... are easily put at ease by a bit of lamination. The nursing happens when the visitors aren't there Many times I have visited my parents as in-patients and wondered if the staff really have their finger on what's happening. Now I realise that nurses try to stay away ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... period of substantial caring responsibilities in their lifetime. The intense pressure working women experience whilst caught between care responsibilities for their children and elderly parents can be overwhelming. These women are faced with competing demands from both older and younger family members that cannot be fulfilled whilst continuing ...

Tips on dementia and the family fall-out

... dog a good new home and he continues to thrive several years after mum's death. You're allowed to be tired Caring for an ageing parent with any problem is exhausting. It will be particularly wearing for people who are highly motivated to make things work. Dementia is ...

Autumn outings soothe mum's dementia

... feed her. Withdrawing from Mum is not an option. Some people remove themselves as their way to cope with the changes in their parents' health but I have always been confrontational. I'm not sure how long this Autumn will last now Mum's dementia has begun its ...

Who wants to listen to what you think?

... the opportunity to add your own reviews on accessible tourism. If you're looking for opinions on accessible attractions in the UK for a disabled parent Accessible Guide have a searchable visitor review section to help you track down day trips they can enjoy. You can also share your ...

Does my aunt need to be in a care home or not?

... on making life easier for someone with dementiaRecognising signs of dementiaDementia care how to find the help you need Dr Lesley Trenner is an Ageing Parent specialist with extensive qualifications and experience in life coaching. Lesley provides one-to-one help for people who are struggling to balance work and care ...

Benefits for the hearing disabled

... live well with hearing loss, why not download our Hearing Loss Guide. You may also like to read: How to help your parent manage tinnitus Found this article useful? Why not sign up for our free newsletter, bringing you fresh insights into supporting friends and ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... education and more every day in the North of England. If you found this article useful you may also enjoy: Travelling with a parent who has dementia Tips on travelling with older people Holiday destinations for older people Why not join the family to receive our free newsletter ...