Family & Carer Stress

Becoming responsible for our ageing parents and taking care of them is difficult. As our parent starts to lose their independence and decisions need to be made, it can be incredibly worrying and stressful, placing strain on our relationships and wellbeing - particularly if we are unprepared or lack resources and support. Here we share tips and guidance on how you can better manage the psychological and emotional aspects of your parents ageing and protect your own wellbeing.

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How to coordinate a house clearance

Reviewed by Siân Pelleschi Coordinating the house clearance of your parent or elder re...

Best UK introductory live-in care agencies

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Avoiding carer burnout: tips on building your supp...

Reviewed by Dr Sarah Gunn Some people assisting or looking after their elder parents m...

Respite care: What is it and how do you organise i...

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Empowering TED Talks to help you prepare and care ...

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Healthy boundaries, happy relationships: How to se...

Reviewed by Dr Sarah Gunn As your parents age and their care needs start to increase, ...