In the rush of trying to keep all the plates spinning in our hectic lives, we often forget some of the things that can make our lives easier. Here are some basic principles that can act as a guide through the 5 Stages: –
- Be guided by your parent’s wishes
- Communicate constantly, openly and sensitively.
- Recognise what is likely to happen, get organised and plan ahead.
- Keep building your support team.
- Look after yourself
Knowing something about the condition affecting your loved one can be a real help when it comes to saying or doing the right thing.
So here are some facts about the common conditions that we hope will be useful:-