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Understanding how relationships change as your parents age and how you can manage the challenges that arise

4 Myths About Ageing

Collaborative Post Myths may be popular, but they are not accurate. Indeed, ageing comes with its changes, giving rise to many famous but untrue perceptions about the process. Unfortunately, this has caused an unfound fear of ageing among many people. However, you don’t have to worry, as you can still live your best life. That […]

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How to Love Elderly People Without Saying It

Collaborative Post It’s not always easy to love someone who is elderly, especially if they have dementia or have difficulty communicating. But it is possible to show them your love without saying the words “I love you.” Below you will find several ways that you can demonstrate your care and concern for an older person. […]

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6 Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Parents

Collaborative Post Over the years our parents have nurtured, guided and supported us. Wanting to show appreciation through our actions can seem difficult, and telling them how grateful is sometimes challenging to put into words. However, there are ways to show appreciation to your senior parents by giving your time, your assistance and a listening […]

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What shall we do about Christmas?

At this time of year I would normally be pointing to our invaluable posts about how to get through Christmas with a houseful of guests and minimum stress, especially if your guests include those living with dementia. This year anxiety comes in very different ways. Who to have in our bubble? How to manage a much […]

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Helping Your Parents Enjoy Their Retirement

Collaborative Post There are different cycles we go through when it comes to the relationship we have with our parents. When we’re younger, they look after us. When we’re older, it becomes more of a friendship. And then when they’re older, we have to do our bit to make sure that they’re happy and living […]

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How to Choose Affordable High Gloss Laminate Flooring

Collaborative Post In any family home, every penny matters. Sometimes, we need to treat ourselves and redecorate our home, but this can be an expensive task. How do you afford the new furniture for a baby arriving? What kind of flooring is going to be the most cost-effective? High gloss laminate flooring is one of […]

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Christmas celebrations and dementia

Christmas and other family celebrations can be an overwhelming time for someone living with dementia. A sudden influx of friends and family can cause individuals to feel stressed, agitated and confused. Active Minds outline their top tips for supporting your loved one through the Christmas period, ensuring you enjoy a magical festive time together. Planning […]

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When helpers become the enemy

This week’s storyteller is Sally.After years of being his wife’s carer, Sally’s father began to believe that everyone coming into his home wanted to poison him or steal his treasures. In this first part of her story, Sally describes how her father slipped into delusional paranoia and how his family struggled to help. After more […]

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