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How tradition makes living with dad the obvious choice

... How tradition makes living with dad the obvious choice death, relationships, independence, eldercare, story, This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Their cultural background made the decision to share a home with a widowed parent easy for one family. Our storyteller ...

Walking the hospital corridors in dad's shoes

... Walking the hospital corridors in dad's shoes relationships, heart surgery, healthcare, story, This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous.Our storyteller talks about their experience of life as a hospital in-patient and shares how they came to appreciate their dad's perspective after seeing behind the ...

Dementia care – How to find the help you need

... Dementia care – How to find the help you need dementia, alzheimer's, carer, power of attorney, relationships When you're caring for a parent, or partner, with dementia it can be hard to continue without help from others. We asked the experts behind ...

Carers support groups, can they help?

... Carers support groups, can they help? carer, relationships, communication, cancer, workload, balance Adrienne Gruberg, Founder of US site The Caregiver Space, talks about how she cared for her late husband and mother-in-law and shares how support groups helped her cope ...

Remembering the real mum

... Remembering the real mum dementia, relationships, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Losing a parent forever and finding them again. Dementia can take a parent away emotionally long before they leave you physically. But it's not always the end. Today ...

Tips to change festive pressure into pleasure

... Tips to change festive pressure into pleasure relationships, communication, responsibility, balance Juggling the needs of family, friends and work can come to a head during the festive season, especially if you're the sort of person that wants everyone to have a wonderful time. ...

Talking about your eldercare challenges

... Talking about your eldercare challenges relationships, responsibility, communication, balance, advice, When you're supporting an elderly person you can suddenly find yourself confronted with emotional and practical problems you're not equipped to face without support. While we know people benefit hugely from our web ...

I cant believe you said that

... I can t believe you said that relationships, communication, independence, Remember when you hit that age in your teens when overnight your parents seemed to become excruciatingly embarrassing? You didn't want to be seen in their space because you never knew when they would next ...

How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia?

... How do I get back the happy memories taken by dementia? ADVICE, RELATIONSHIPS, ELDERCARE, DEMENTIA Hello Lesley, I like the site very much and wish I had known of it when supporting my elderly parents. Both my parents have passed away now but ...

Helping our parents to feel that they're not a burden

... Helping our parents to feel that they're not a burden relationships, communication, independence, story We're bound to feel frustrated with our parents sometimes, but do we want them to feel eternally grateful to us? You've given up yet another Sunday to spend it in ...