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How to cope with your parent's Parkinson's diagnosis

... in their own home for longer as well as hiring carers to help with day-to-day tasks can keep your parent independent and relieve the caring responsibilities from their partner. Parkinson's affects more than just your parent However hard we try to shield our children from getting hurt or feeling ...

How can I get mum to take my worries about her seriously?

... older family and friends why not Ask Lesley? Simply email us at editor@whentheygetolder.co.uk and we'll aim to publish your question with a response in good time. Dr Lesley Trenner is an Ageing Parent specialist with extensive qualifications and experience in life coaching. Lesley provides one-to-one ...

Balancing dementia care with a full-time career

... day care. But this was only for four days a week from 10 until 3.30. The rest of the time she was my responsibility. I was given 'Direct Payments' and found myself juggling 6 'employees'. I had to do their contracts, tax, ...

How to cope with sleep problems in the elderly

... completing household chores or keeping the garden tidy or they could be bigger worries like bills to pay and concern over pension funds. Taking responsibility for the things that worry your parent could help relieve their stress. Support change. Your parents may start going to bed earlier ...

Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place

... ward sister and determine whether these assessments have been carried out and what has been said. If necessary ask to speak to the consultant responsible for your relative. It is important to seek this information before discharge as it is difficult to get hold of information after discharge ...

Talking about dying with your parents

... to discuss everything at once, that nothing has to be set in stone and that no doesn't mean "no, never" in response to you suggesting they may want to talk about these issues. If your children are old enough you may also find that as ...