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Caregiving: How to protect your mood

Low mood can be short-term but over a longer period can manifest as depression, anxiety and insomnia all of which reduce your ability to deliver care for your loved one. Rob Hobson, head of nutrition at Healthspan, offers tips on how proactively manage your mood.

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12th Jun 2019
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Mealtimes and family balanced with caring

If you are managing a family and caring for someone then try and organise your time so that you can sit down and eat as a family, writes Rob Hobson.

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12th Jun 2019
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Care: Looking after yourself first

Being a carer to a loved one can be isolating and exhausting. Here, Mary Jordan offers tips to reduce the stress and help you share the responsibility of caring more evenly

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12th Jun 2019
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Balanced diet is key to ability to give care

Focusing only on your role as a carer is great for the person you care for but can have a detrimental effect on your long-term health and wellness. Rob Hobson tells how you can make the most of mealtimes.

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12th Jun 2019
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Caring: Mealtime timesavers

After a demanding day caring for others finding time to cook and eat - healthily - is a challenge for many carers. Rob Hobson has some tips to plan and save time at meal times.

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12th Jun 2019
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Choosing the right care home for a loved one

Choosing a care home is huge step and you need to be sure your parent or partner will be comfortable, happy and well looked after. This check list of questions will help you to get the answers you need and make the right choice of care home.

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12th Jun 2019
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Self help care tips for carers

Many carers neglect to give themselves the same level of care and time they give to others. Rob Hobson shares some ideas to keep you healthy and happy.

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12th Jun 2019
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Dementia for carers

Mary Jordan, our dementia expert, cautions carers against imposing what they think is best for the person they care for.

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12th Jun 2019
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The responsibility for caring

Rob Hobson, Healthspan Head of Nutrition over Carer’s Week will be working with 50 Connect providing practical dietary advice for carer’s to help support their nutritional needs, so that they can stay well and look after themselves and continue to deal with the responsibility of caring.

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10th Jun 2019
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When a family member with dementia goes into care

It can be a daunting and emotional time for families coming to the decision to move a relative with dementia into care. Rebecca Harbron Gray answers some frequently asked questions.

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19th Oct 2018
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Thinking about paying for your own care?

Lucy Harmer, Director of Services at Independent Age, offers advice on what to think about if you need to pay for your own care.

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2nd Nov 2017
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Care fee planning – how to protect yourself and your family

Michele Todd, partner at hlw Keeble Hawson, offers guidance on how to limit the cost of care fees

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22nd Sep 2016
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