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Reaching the other side of dementia care

... able to leave work when I wanted to. The course gives people the information they need to make choices about finances, pensions, wills and other things that are important. My social life is on the up too, and I can go on holiday without fear ...

How to safely lift your parent

... for your parent should be regularly maintained to ensure they're safe for continual use. It's good to bear in mind that each care company will have their own policies and training when it comes to the operation of assistive devices. The care co-operative I work with doesn't teach ...

Dementia care – How to find the help you need

... to have in place for those who lack the mental capacity to manage their affairs and make important decisions. People who're living with dementia will need to make these arrangements at a point when they can still decide for themselves who is best placed to look after their financial ...

Who matters in the care home?

... to motivate staff to act on what they learn. The duo believe that ensuring relatives and the resident themselves are aware of the framework will help them to ask questions when they're choosing a home, and give them realistic expectations during residency. Do you feel your parent's ...

Slowing down

... is happening. It's all about patience. Something we struggle with in our hard-pressed lives. Do you find yourself thinking you've lost the will to live while waiting for a parent to say and do whatever comes next? Have you any tips for relaxing and enjoying their ...

Footwear choices for older people

... ? Wheelchair users often require durable footwear, as they may drag their feet or scooter along. Look for shoes with strong soles they will be able to withstand this type of use for longer. If someone's unable to get out of their home or their care home ...

Bridging the distance between us

... journeys north increased as the challenges grew, it was my brother who took on the huge responsibility of caring for our parents and I will always be very grateful to him.* This is part two of a two-part story. To read part one click here. ...

Dad, dementia and connecting through art

... of energy. What I want people to understand most is that there can be hope in challenging times. It isn't easy and you will often feel the sadness and the loss of what your parent used to be like. At the same time there are many positive ...

NHS fully-funded care for people with primary health needs – part 1

... Part 2 of this article. Further information Guidance and checklists can be found in these downloads and having copies of these documents to hand will help understand the process: National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare& NHS Funded Nursing Care Decision Support Tool for NHS Continuing Healthcare November ...

Father's Day gift guide

... Dog's Doodahs which describes itself as having a slightly cheekier sense of humour. Cheers A few classic cocktails, courtesy of Drinks21 (who will of course happily supply the alcoholic ingredients too) The God Father 1 oz scotch whisky oz amaretto Combine in a rocks glass with ...