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It’s natural to want to look after family members as they get older – whether that’s helping with the shopping, visiting, or sorting out doctor’s appointments. There may come a time, though, when the care they need is either too complex, or demanding for you......

David thought that his job working for a large retail chain was pretty secure, but Covid-19 changed all that. Initially David was included in the government’s furlough scheme as he’d been working as a retail assistant with them for a couple of years. By July,......

The journey we take with our parents is one the most profound experiences of our lives. From seeing them as giants or superheroes in childhood, we gradually have to come to terms with the fact they’re flawed human beings. Once this painful discovery is made......

“It never occurred to me that I was suffering from depression. I’d kept myself busy throughout lockdown; there were daily phone calls from friends and family. But gradually the world seemed to lose its colour – it looked a bit grey, even on a sunny......

“Lockdown has certainly served to highlight our reliance on virtual means of staying in touch. Critically, it has also thrown into sharp definition the issue of digital exclusion, which has been a reality for the 22% of the UK’s population who lack basic digital skills......

A Guide to Living With Dementia at Home “Dad always made us promise that we wouldn’t ‘put him in a home’ when he got old. We used to make jokes about it, before we knew how dementia can devastate the life of a family. All......