Caregiving

Families Are Caring More, Not Less

Helena Herklots | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK
Helena Herklots

Comments are often made that we have become a 'less caring' society and that families are 'caring less'. However, the facts are in the opposite direction - families are caring more, not less, and that trend has been continuing over the last 20 years. The overall number of carers has increased by around 1 million over the past 15 years, from 5.8 million to an estimated 6.8 million. Over a decade, numbers of carers grew by 11% - far outstripping population growth.

How To Survive In A Wheelchair

Kevan Chandler | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kevan Chandler

I have Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which weakens my limbs and leaves me highly dependent on others. I have my wheelchair and I do fine on sidewalks. But batteries die, stairs show up, and I do get hungry from time to time. Now, throw zombies into that mix!

Who Becomes a Caregiver?

Elaine Benton | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

My mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia and I was suddenly cast into the role of caregiver. The deterioration was far more advanced than I had first imagined and I witnessed this cruel disease as it left destruction in its wake.

Caring for the Carer

Elaine Benton | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

As tough as it is for a patient to receive and come to terms with a new diagnosis, it is equally traumatic on the spouse/partner, who without any prior warning or consultation, is unceremoniously thrown into the role of caregiver. Many pick up this mantle without hesitation, out of loyalty, devotion and love, take on this arduous task.

Things Not to Say to Cancer Patients

Kayla Redig | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kayla Redig

Sometimes the best thing you can do for a cancer patient is to just be there. Listen. Put aside your own discomfort and sit in those hard moments with someone. You can't take away cancer, you can't cause a certain outcome, and you can't control this. The sooner you give up the impossible role of being able to fix things, the sooner you can help.

Spilling the Beans

Elaine Benton | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

We have a special visitor from abroad with us at present, who is taking a much needed holiday. "Why is he special?" I hear you ask. Firstly we've know...

Caregivers of Rare Diseases

Elaine Benton | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Being a caregiver of a loved one is far from an easy task, and is probably the last thing anyone thinks of when young and falling in love. Suddenly the life you had mapped out is abruptly thrown off route and extensive changes have to be made on an emotional and physical level.

Liverpool Museum Develops Innovative Approach to Helping Alzheimer's Sufferers With 'Memory Suitcase'

Eric J. Hall | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK
Eric J. Hall

Carol Rogers, the executive director for Education and Communities at National Museums Liverpool, came up with a project that is having a powerful imp...

Brain Size Is Directly Linked To Being Loved Or Neglected By Parents (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

The brains in this image both belong to three-year-old children, yet the difference in size is dramatic. What's even more dramatic is that the var...