How to look after yourself as a carer

Caring and putting someone else’s needs before your own can be challenging, both mentally and physically. Stress, tiredness, isolation and financial worries can exacerbate an already difficult situation, so it’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed.  Here are some ways to...

How to start a discussion about care

Talking about care can be difficult. Faced with a perceived loss of independence, some older people can be resistant to getting extra help, or worry that it is a slippery slope to needing full-time care. Some elderly people just don’t want to entertain the idea that...