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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 ...

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 ...

I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer

... I'm struggling with my aunt's reliance on me as her carer SOCIAL CARE, ELDERCARE, RELATIONSHIPS, MOBILITY Dear Lesley My aunt had been living in Spain but after losing her husband six years ago her health has deteriorated and she wasn't taking good care of herself. ...

And Fred came too: the struggle to care for a step-parent

... care for her mother's second husband who stayed on in the granny flat. Despite Barbara's best efforts, it was hard to make the relationship work. My father died 33 years ago, and eventually Mummy met and married Fred, who was some years her senior. ...

Tips on getting the right care at home

... music, so developed a music-based care strategy. The same carer would arrive every Saturday morning for three hours, beginning by re-establishing a relationship with the lady, and then together they would sing-a-long to a Mama Mia DVD. The client then would teach the carer to ...

The benefits of care over the phone

... and easier option to set up for those of us who perhaps can't afford face-to-face care on a daily or weekly basis. Building a relationship over the phone is much like a pen-pal scenario something that older people may prefer. Once a relationship is established it's easier for ...

How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 1)

... can leave money and assets without sharing the information. Trusts are also useful in helping to protect family assets in the event of a relationship breakdown or business failure. Additionally, people set up trusts if they think they might need help managing their affairs. Preparing for ...

How to cope when you're a whistleblower

... However, my specialist believed that my case was too advanced- he was sorry but he wasn't qualified to help.My condition is affecting my relationship with my husband, I jump every time he enters the room, and sometimes I freeze, unable to speak.In normal life, ...

Caring for a mother-in-law with cancer

... one person. Her good nature and broad smile endeared her to the hospital staff in no time. I'd already learned the value of relationship building with the nurses who all remembered me and promised to take extra good care of Syl. For the next few days, ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... for the carer to use. Very few carers have their own car and many will be working in rural locations. How does the relationship work on a daily basis? One of the many benefits of live-in care is the advantage of having someone around to alleviate loneliness ...