Samantha has written a thought provoking blog about the impact of caring on her own health. Have a read and add your own thoughts.
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I have touched on this subject before but I feel the need to talk about it again - The actual act of balancing taking care of someone else and looking after myself.
Some people would say no matter what you should always put the person you have to care for 1st, which is what a lot of carers do. But by doing this they are putting themselves and the person they care for at risk, because if say for example you break your foot, how on earth are you going to be able to do the things you…
“Nearly a third of the population are suffering from insomnia which is affecting their health,” reported the Daily Mirror (1) in 2011. This would be worrying enough without the survey of the nation’s sleep habits finding that 30% are severely sleep deprived. (1)
What has happened to sleeping patterns in the last 30 years? …Continue
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) estimates that as much as one in every twenty patients with a GP practice is providing unpaid care and it is thought that about 40% of carers are thought to be at risk of depression or stress because of their caring role.
The Carer’s Trust defines a carer as someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who…
My husband was diagnosed 9 years ago with frontal lobe dementia and he is now having difficulty swallowing that he aspirates occasionally, does anyone have any advice for me on how to cope with this new challenge I have to face