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Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... for women whose busy work schedules are beginning to conflict with their increasing care responsibilities. Women would not have to give up work if presented with an opportunity to adapt their role within an organisation and become a mentor for younger employees. Older workers may value this role ...

How can we reduce loneliness among the elderly?

... the home, the importance of addressing these issues for an ageing population and how they can rid the elderly of the risks that can present themselves. By developing videos with those who're often considered "elderly" by today's society the over 55s Interact Arts CIC has opened ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... in London. Lesley has 12 years' experience working with individuals and organisations undergoing change. She has a particular interest in the challenges presented by mid-life career and family changes and in supporting people with ageing parents. Email or call 07919 880 250 Lesley for a free ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease?

... language. Medical history such as strokes and heart are also important.In some cases an "amyloid" scan can clarify whether Alzheimer's disease is present or not. These scans aren't currently available on the NHS and cost around 2000 privately.The earlier the diagnosis, the better the effect ...

The Care Act 2014 - what does it mean for you?

... the financial limit, the local authority may make a charge. This fee will not form part of the personal budget but may be presented alongside the budget to help the person to understand the total charges to be paid. Direct payments for care The Care Act provides ...

How to safely lift your parent

... safely if you need to use it whilst caring for your parent. When your parent has mobility issues it's advised to have two people present to help them, even when using electronic lifting devices. Any mobility equipment that you get for your parent should be regularly maintained ...

NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 1

... and severity of the individual's needs and the support needed to meet those needs including sustained/ongoing care Complexity- how the individual's needs present and interact and the level of skill required to monitor the symptoms, treat the condition and/or manage the care Unpredictability- ...

Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss

... understand the instructions, he enjoys simple arm and leg exercises. Routine makes life easier. The family tries to keep dad in the present as much as possible with a regular, daily timetable. Mum likes keeping to a routine so this generally helps both my parents ...

How to help your parent prevent heart disease

... they are continuing to give an accurate picture, but they are useful for those who suffer from "white coat syndrome" and always present high blood pressure when faced with a doctor or nurse. Blood Pressure UK has a useful guide to finding the right blood pressure ...

When saving stuff becomes hoarding

... it doesn't seem to occur to her to throw them away. This addiction to stuff is harmless in many ways, but it does present problems. Apart from fire hazards, the furniture is obstructing safety in other ways. We tried calling Auntie the other evening, ...