For those taking care of older relatives, stress can become overwhelming at times. No matter how much you love them, caring can be frustrating, and there are times you may want to shout, scream and even run away. That’s particularly true if dementia has made their behaviour erratic and challenging. Fortunately, there are some quick […]Read more
It’s hard to balance the demands of everyday life with looking out for ageing family and friends. Yet more and more of us are trying to do just that.
When They Get Older is here to help. We’re sharing tips and experiences to give you support as you support your older relatives. Health and wealth, pastimes and pleasures, challenges and relationships – we talk about them all here.
It’s finally happened. After many years of pushing the subject to the back burner, the UK government has made an announcement aimed at improving the disastrous state of social care in England. (Other parts of the UK have their own social care systems which don’t receive the same attention.) Naturally there are a great many […]Read more
When you find a family member or friend isn’t able to manage their own affairs for some reason – illness or accident perhaps – it’s really useful to know that someone else can swiftly step in and take decisions on their behalf. That’s why we have the option to set up Lasting Powers of Attorney […]Read more
We’re seeing all sorts of effects of the pandemic even as we come out of lockdown that we might not have expected. And one of those is a greater risk of falls for our senior citizens. A fall can set off a chain of events that nobody wants. A trip to hospital, possibly a long […]Read more
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