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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 ...

Should you be paying care home top-up fees?

... unfairly? Independent Age reports that many families simply pay the fee rather than complain, especially as finding a home and helping an ailing parent move in is a stressful time anyway. However, those that do challenge the fees often find that the council changes its mind ...

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 ...

Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... this article useful you may like to read:More about the benefits of walking Safe exercise in later life What can a pharmacist do for your parent? To make sure you hear about the latest articles on our site and receive free access to our guides why not sign up ...

Product review: adjustable multi-user spectacles

... . If you found this article interesting you may like to read:What happens during a cataract operation?What can a pharmacist do for your parent? Why not join the family? If you're not already signed up for our newsletter you're missing out on free articles and tips ...

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 ...

My strategy for coping with grief

... mum and dad and losing eleven people that I was close to- would prepare me for the worst thing that can happen to a parent, the loss of their child. My dad and my son were rewarded for their dedication and the love they showed to their ...

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 ...