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Four questions to ask a new live-in carer to start building a relationship

... they constitute a kind gesture. No carer, no matter how diligent, dedicated and professional, is immune to exhaustion, sadness or loss of motivation. Even if they don't let such things show, they could affect their work without them even knowing. By recognising ...

Reaching the other side of dementia care

... lived in the same town as mum, took mum to her quarterly appointments with the consultant, and another shared visits to hearing and sight clinics with me. On the whole, I feel that while one brother pulled his weight the other was as much help as ...

Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... , begins a local walking group or joins the Ramblers it can become a sociable thing to do and can help relieve loneliness. Weight loss If you or your parent are looking to shed your 'turkey weight' after Christmas a nice, brisk walk can be a good ...