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Dementia is stealing away my hero dad and I feel useless

... Dementia is stealing away my hero dad and I feel useless advice, relationships, balance, eldercare, dementia Dear Lesley, My lovely dad is 73 years old and for the past four years has been suffering from dementia. He has always been my hero and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tips on dementia and the family fall-out

... Tips on dementia and the family fall-out dementia, relationships, carer, pets, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. After taking the lion's share of caring for her mother despite having an extended family close at hand, this week's storyteller shares some ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...