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Maintaining a relationship when your parent has dementia – a real-life story

... Maintaining a relationship when your parent has dementia – a real-life story DEMENTIA, CARE HOME, ADVICE, RELATIONSHIPS Our specialist ageing parent "agony aunt" Lesley Trenner has been talking to people about the emotions around caring for family members living with dementia. Here she ...

Why we shouldn't de-clutter our family history

... Why we shouldn't de-clutter our family history DECLUTTER, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, STORY De-cluttering may be the road to an easier life but be sure you're not losing important family history says Bryher Scudamore. She has riveting tales from her forebears to prove the point. The fashion for ...

In, out, shake it all about

... In, out, shake it all about catheter, heart surgery, prostate, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous.AKA the endless saga of life with and without a catheter. An eurgh yuk ow sort of story. This is a story that began ...

We chose to sell medals for Branse's benefit

... We chose to sell medals for Branse's benefit Alzheimer's, care fees, social care, care home, story Image provided by Dix Noonan WebbThis week's exclusive story is told by Sarah.Sarah Guthrie, the daughter of Wing Commander Branse Burbridge, talks about her family's choice to ...

Respecting my parents' wishes

... Respecting my parents' wishes story, communication, respect, heart surgery, independence This week's storyteller is Clare Tanner. Clare was taken by surprise when her aunt told her that her mum was having heart surgery. She had no idea and she told us about ...

Why my parents never came to live with me

... Why my parents never came to live with me independence, carer, dementia, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous.We've asked many people about their experiences of living with their parents in later life. In our latest story, our storyteller explains why she ...

Tips on juggling work, family – and two parents with dementia

... Tips on juggling work, family – and two parents with dementia dementia, alzheimer's, carer, relationships, story This week's storyteller is Anita.One parent with dementia is tough. Anita Avery found herself trying to hold down a job, take care of a family, ...

How tea parties help to ward off loneliness

... How tea parties help to ward off loneliness loneliness, companionship, mobility, community, story This week's storyteller is Gemma. Gemma tells us how she became a volunteer driver for Contact the Elderly. She describes the benefits of attending the charity's free monthly tea parties ...

Banishing the fear of falling with reflexology

... Banishing the fear of falling with reflexology reflexology, falls, osteopathy, movement, story This week's storyteller is Amanda.Amanda Weller tells us how her reflexology knowledge has helped a friend, who'd become fearful of falling, to take back control of her feet and start living ...

When dementia brings death to your door

... When dementia brings death to your door dementia, death, grief, end-of-life, story When When They Get Older launched last year Jill Sinclair, The Glasgow Herald blogger, became a supporter, contributor and friend. She shared with us just how important it was ...