When you expect a child, the community (your family, friends, co-workers) rally around you and your spouse. When you expect your first child, you receive gifts…More
I am exhausted and extremely tired but I have not had a good night’s sleep since we moved. Everyone tells me to stop worrying, things will work out etc…More
Being a carer sometimes makes it difficult to take care of yourself. Priorities are changing as the disease progresses and looking after yourself takes usually last place on a long list of heavy duties…More
Stress is part of everyday life and, for many carers, stress can be a major factor affecting their health. Stress is caused by the many demands made on our time and energy and the expectations we have of ourselves…More
When we are thinking of relaxation, we usually think of doing activities that we enjoy as sleeping, watching TV, going out with friends. It is true that giving time to ourselves act as relaxation, but there are specific techniques that help us reduce stress quickly even if we are at work or at a bus stop…More
I think caring for a relative that you love very much developing an illness like this is really, really hard at times, I felt mum was moving away from me all the time and it became harder and harder to almost keep a hold of her…More