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Help and solutions for those who help the elderly
When we develop severe dementia and our ability to get about in the real world is limited, pictures can play a vital role in making us feel that we are still engaging with life.
When someone dies, the executors need to apply for a grant of probate — and it's a stressful business.
Dealing with the death of a loved one from COVID is something that too many of us are having to deal with. So how do you cope?
For many people, the easing of lockdown is a highly anticipated return to normality. However, for others, it can be a difficult time.
Isolation is hard for older people in our communities, as many were already isolated without the virus. You can help.
There is a danger that the current Coronavirus will lead to greater isolation and loneliness in older people, as they feel the need to stay at home and families visit less.
Mental health issues in older people may be under-diagnosed, as older patients tend to place more emphasis on their physical problems.
Getting support as the carer for an elderly person can make a difference in your quality of life.
Deborah Stone is the author of The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People and an expert in the field of elder care.