August 9, 2016

Managing incontinence

We have been managing quite well to keep my uncle at home but over the last few months he has become incontinent. He denies the wet underwear and urine soaked ...

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August 9, 2016

Moving into long-term care

My parent needs to move into long-term care – what should I think about? Request a Community Care Assessment from the local Adult Social Services. They will ...

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August 9, 2016

Preparing for a hospital visit

My mum is going into hospital. What do I need to prepare? An overnight bag is one of the first things that you’ll need to consider. It should include: ...

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August 9, 2016

Planning end-of-life care

My mother has vascular dementia and is in hospital following a fall. She has had a hip replacement but her recovery has not been good. She is unable to walk ...

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August 9, 2016

Planning for the future

Since learning about my mother’s diagnosis of dementia, I have felt overwhelmed with what this may mean for the future. What do you advise? We all have ...

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August 9, 2016

Carer exhaustion

I care for my husband who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease eight years ago. I promised I would look after him, but I am exhausted and often feel that I ...

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August 9, 2016

Physical health as a carer

My father is physically unwell but he is caring for my mother. He refuses to go to the GP to get his health attended to. What can I do? Research shows that ...

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August 9, 2016

Mental health and wellbeing

I’m worried about my Mum who cares for my dad full time; he has quite advanced dementia. She’s very quiet and she doesn’t appear to want to engage in ...

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