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The hidden impact of not staying fit for caring

February 22, 2017

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Staying fit isn't a sudden revelation. However, if you need local motivation, I personally recommend you join the growing trend of 'fitness in the park'.

How new technologies are shaking up health care

January 27, 2017

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A growing number of health apps – of varying quality – are available to support patients’ decisions about those options. And social media provide an instant network of peers with whom to share health concerns and experiences.

A few poems from mum

March 13, 2016

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As a result of sharing with mum information about the Writer’s Group I have started at work, she immediately leapt at the opportunity to start writing her own prose. While some of the words trouble me (and you too may feel worried about her words), I am more interested in the resulting comments from her […]

50 | The second phase of life

January 13, 2016

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My life has been about twos. Not the terrible twos; no, just the pairs who met twice and joined together, and the twins with the double take on life. The second guess was twofold, not bi-fold and cemented with as much again increasing fame. Binary moments caused dual concern and repeated with a different reaction. […]

The hidden impact of lifestyle changes are noticeable in the diet

November 9, 2015

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It seems the time has come to investigate for myself.

The ethics of over-diagnosis: risk and responsibility in medicine

September 28, 2015

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We’re all in this mess together: trying to be good citizens, control the future, and wrestle with the uncertainty of science. It’s a difficult challenge, but it’s not impossible.

The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer grows on you

August 19, 2015

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Today, in celebration, we take a breath.

The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer is a stop start stalling affair

August 1, 2015

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The journey that started with “The hidden cost of becoming a sudden carer is more than just emotional” Is more like a playground Is more revealing than expected of not caring with dignity, continues. And it needs exposure. As a carer, do you ever have those moments when you think to yourself “Yah, it’s all under control.“…? No, […]

Why it’s time to unshackle yourself from old ideas about ‘the stages of life’

June 16, 2015

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Around age 40 to 50, our body begins to deteriorate. Permanent strains and greying hair are just the beginning, soon followed by glasses and hearing aids. Women become infertile, and other losses in function leaves us needing pacemakers and hip replacements.

The hidden impact of not caring with dignity

June 7, 2015

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Dignity. When we speak of dignity, we generally are concerned with how a person feels, thinks and behaves in relation to their own self and that of the people around them. It is as essential to human life as water, food and oxygen. It is our willingness to live, love and have light enter our life. […]

The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer is more than conversations

March 9, 2015

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The journey that started with “The hidden cost of becoming a sudden carer is more than just emotional” Is more like a playground Is more revealing than expected continues. It’s a lifestyle change. The days are well and truly gone when mum and I both had outings and occurrences to share when we met up (at […]

The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer is more revealing than expected

February 16, 2015

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The journey that started with “The hidden cost of becoming a sudden carer is more than just emotional” and The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer is more like a playground continues. Yes, I have been revealed. Exposed. Thrown about and through a wringer. I have survived true. I’m no longer mummy’s girl, I’m […]

The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer is more like a playground

December 8, 2014

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The journey that started with “The hidden cost of becoming a sudden carer is more than just emotional” continues. They say the older you get, the more childlike you become. But the aged maze is no kids playground. You need to pull your socks up and act adult for a bit. That’s where that caring […]

The hidden cost of becoming a sudden carer is more than just emotional

November 27, 2014

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We generally take for granted our lifestyle and whatever that entails. For me, it’s a little routine orientated around my daughter (who lives with me part-time), my work, my friends and anything else that crops up. I’ve always made time to visit my mother regularly, in fact at least weekly. However, in saying that, she […]