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How to cope when your parent has a stroke

... How to cope when your parent has a stroke stroke, memory, depression, eldercare Suffering a stroke is a danger at almost any age, but it's our parents who are often most at risk. It can be terrifying when a parent has a stroke but ...

Age and swallowing problems - how speech therapy helps

... Age and swallowing problems- how speech therapy helps speech therapy, swallowing, stroke, aspiration Swallowing difficulties can be associated with ageing, or might be the symptom of another health issue. Speech and language therapist Laura Dawson describes how problems can be identified and addressed ...

How speech therapy can improve communication

... How speech therapy can improve communication speech therapy, communication, relationships, stroke As our parents age they can face challenges that make speech more difficult. Speech and language therapist Laura Dawson explains how to identify the issues and how our parents can be helped. Why ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... can often leave your parent feeling weak or feverish. What are the symptoms of heat-related illness? Heat rash, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can all affect an older person's health in different ways. While the first signs of heat-related illness can be easily treated, symptoms ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... elderly patients who're in need of further support when they come to being discharged.George, 82, who was admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke and with a diagnosis of dementia, was assigned to me by the resident social workers so I could devise a support plan that ...

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

... are ok. Since my aunt has been back it's been easier for us to see her issues more clearly. She has had two strokes and she tends not to try to talk in case she can't make herself understood. Spinal stenosis not linked to the stroke also ...

How do I cope with caregiver guilt?

... advice, relationships, responsibility Hi Lesley, My wife is caring for her 78 year old mother who's fairly physically disabled after suffering a stroke 12 years ago (slight weakness down right side) and spinal arthritis. Her mobility isn't great. I try to do my ...

Balancing dementia care with a full-time career

... , 'hadn't made it'. There was no longer any rush. 4 years before Dad, aged 80, had had a major stroke. He never again uttered a lucid sentence. The stroke that shattered Dad's mind also shattered his family. A week later the ...

Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney

... be possible for you to make a LPA due to a loss of mental capacity. For example, you may have suffered a serious stroke or accident and are no longer mentally capable of making a LPA. LPAs are not only about assisting individuals living with dementia. ...

How a game of pairs helped gauge grandad's dementia

... pairs for her grandad has helped him recall his family as his memory fades. About two and half years ago grandad had a mini stroke which catalysed the onset of his vascular dementia. His recovery was slow and given its pace we realised that we had caught his ...