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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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For Carers Week we produced a list of the most popular health articles and forum discussions. See what other carers have been reading on Carewell.

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Professor Graham Stokes discusses why it is important for carers to look after their own physical and emotional wellbeing.


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The Balancing Act

Posted by Samantha Campbell on September 7, 2013 at 15:28 0 Comments

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…


Problems Sleeping? Here are some thoughts...

Posted by Andrew Johnson on August 5, 2013 at 21:00 0 Comments

“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?  …


Carers should be Screened for Depression say Doctors

Posted by Kate Lovett on July 26, 2013 at 15:11 0 Comments

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…


Any advice

Posted by Janette Burt on July 4, 2013 at 8:58 5 Comments

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


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Started by Hanna Jones in Your discussions. Last reply by Fiona Shivers Apr 12. 7 Replies

Hello,How do I download the sleep MP3 as I have not received an email?Thank you,HannaContinue

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How do you relieve pent up frustration?

Started by Lucy Carers UK in Discuss less stress. Last reply by KAREN I MURPHY Apr 6. 4 Replies

Go for a brisk walk? Slam some doors? Go on a cleaning spree? What do you do to ease your anger when you've reached boiling point? - Share your ideas with other carers here...Continue


Started by ranuhary in Your discussions. Last reply by firehousevapors Jan 29. 2 Replies

i want to ask the people who got maried and they have experience .how i can be good wifeam not able to make my husband happy . and he started to hate me everyday and avoiding me. am depressed and lost also sad.help me .thank u.Continue

Key food groups to help give you energy to care

Started by Sam Cowley in Discuss eat well. Last reply by Harishvenis Jan 27. 1 Reply

Do you get your 5 a day? How do you try and get enough of these key food groups?Continue

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