Articles by Dr Jane Gilbert

Jane has over 20 years’ experience as a health writer and TV presenter. Jane writes on a wide variety of clinical and care topics – from explaining the latest studies and research to unpacking conditions and discussing treatment options. Jane holds a MBBS degree from Imperial College, London and spent seven years working in the NHS.

Jul 29, 2016 4 min
elderly care options

Breaking down Elderly Care Options

Elderly care options include day centres, home care, residential care, and care homes. These terms can sound similar, but the choices are diverse. Breaking down Elderly Care Options The care options for looking after an elderly parent can seem confusing, and…

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Jul 21, 2016 4 min
distance caring for elderly parents

How to Care for Elderly Parents From a Distance

Providing care for elderly parents from a distance can be a challenge, but with the right support in place you can help them to stay safe, healthy and independent in their own home. How to care for elderly parents from a distance…

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Jul 8, 2016 4 min
caring for an elderly parent

How to Care For An Elderly Parent Living With You

You can care for an elderly parent living with you by making simple adaptations to your home, giving them a space of their own, and setting clear boundaries. Here are some things to consider… How to care for an elderly…

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Jun 8, 2016 4 min
private home help

Private Home Care

Getting help at home can allow your loved one to live safely in their own home for longer. With the right support and assistance, through live in care specialists, they can maintain their wellbeing, their independence and their dignity. Private…

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Jun 6, 2016 4 min
how to find the right home carer

Finding Reliable Adult Care Services

You will need to look for experience, qualifications, eligibility to work in the UK, references and, above all, how they interact with your loved one.  Finding reliable adult care services Placing the person you love in the care of someone…

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May 23, 2016 4 min
The late stages of dementia

The Later Stages of Dementia

The later stages of dementia can cause problems with communication, brought on by memory loss, personality changes and confusion. But help is available at this difficult time. The Later Stages of Dementia In the late stages of dementia your loved one will…

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May 12, 2016 4 min

Obtaining a Power of Attorney for Your Elderly Parent

Obtaining a power of attorney for your elderly parent; what it is, why you need it, the different options, and how get it in place. Obtaining a power of attorney for your elderly parent Talking to a parent about a…

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May 9, 2016 3 min

How to Help an Elderly Parent Who Doesn’t Want Care

With a little patience and understanding you can support your parent in choosing the right live in elder care, so they get the help they need and still retain their dignity and independence. How to help an elderly parent who…

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Apr 29, 2016 3 min
dementia support services

I Need a Carer For My Parent

Deciding that you might need a carer for your parent is a big step. Find out about how to face the difficulties and how to wade through the options. I need a carer for my parent It might be that…

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