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How can flexible working hours help me look after my elderly parent?

... How can flexible working hours help me look after my elderly parent? workload, eldercare, balance, carer, career As our parents get older they may start to face various health challenges. It can be difficult to fit their hospital and GP appointments into a ...

Tackling all those to-dos

... Tackling all those to-dos balance, responsibility, commitment, workload Work, home and play can keep us busy enough. But when we add supporting ageing parents into the mix, our to-do lists can start to look overwhelming. Personal and professional development coach Rhiannon Ford ...

Cool, calm and collected or collapsing, crying and crumpling?

... Cool, calm and collected or collapsing, crying and crumpling? workload, responsibility, balance However much we love our parents, taking on responsibility for their challenges can be incredibly stressful, especially as we have no idea of knowing when the next crisis will occur ...

Tips to continue business as usual when your parent needs you

... Tips to continue business as usual when your parent needs you communication, technology, workload Taking time out from work to support your parent because they need you to visit isn't easy. If you've deadlines to meet and you have to be available to colleagues and clients ...

Reaching the other side of dementia care

... Reaching the other side of dementia care dementia, carer, responsibility, workload, balance, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Our storyteller this week coped with the massive demands of caring for a mother with dementia, and is now reclaiming her ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare carer, workload, responsibility, retirement, career Women in their 50s and 60s are working longer whilst taking the lion's share of care for ageing family members. As career opportunities begin to slim with care responsibilities often over spilling ...

Carers support groups, can they help?

... Carers support groups, can they help? carer, relationships, communication, cancer, workload, balance Adrienne Gruberg, Founder of US site The Caregiver Space, talks about how she cared for her late husband and mother-in-law and shares how support groups helped her cope ...

How I coped with my mum's dementia

... How I coped with my mum's dementia dementia, Alzheimer's, workload, balance, story, This week's storyteller is Lesley Trenner. Lesley, an Ageing Parent Coach, describes how she learnt to deal with her mum's advancing dementia while making career decisions. She talks ...

Ageing parents - who cares?

... Ageing parents- who cares? eldercare, carer, workload, responsibility, balance The number of people aged 85 and over in the UK has shot up in recent years and it's predicted to double in the next two decades. As they get older, people ...

How to successfully request flexible working hours

... How to successfully request flexible working hours workload, eldercare, balance, carer, career From June 30th this year, anyone who has been with the same employer for at least 26 weeks is legally entitled to make a written or verbal request for flexible working hours ...