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Carer Story: Saying Goodbye To Leona

By Elizabeth Paske, Mary Potter Clinical Manager  Leona and I were closer than sisters. We’d gone through all kinds of major events together: deaths, divorces, kids, job changes … life.…

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Carer Story: Remembering Mum

By Sharon Marks  Imagine a Christmas where, after a traumatic relationship separation, you find yourself alone and destitute in a new town with two small children. That is where I…

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Family Care Agreements: Sort Out the Financial Details Upfront!

When Andrew* shifted in with his elderly parents, he gave little thought to the impact this might have on his retirement, midlife earnings, or ability to afford a home of…

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Carer Story: Coming Home

By Charmeyne Te Nana-Williams  I clearly remember the night in October 2002 when Peter collapsed from a subdural haematoma. He had rung earlier that evening to tell me he had…

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Advice: Talking to Children After a Tragic Event

If a traumatic, scary event takes place, even miles away or far on the other side of the world, today’s technology and media can bring it right into a child’s…

A Father’s Story: Living With Eliot

Living with Eliot is a column in Carers NZ’s Family Care magazine, written by Eliot’s Dad, author and commentator David Cohen. In it he explores issues of interest to parents…

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Advice: Keep Tempers Cool Over Summer!

Summer is a wonderful time with lots of sun, visits to the beach, BBQs, and family gatherings. But often our family get-togethers don’t quite go as planned, resulting in frayed…

Health Genealogy

We often look at a newborn baby and marvel at how he has his grandmother’s eyes or her father’s chin, but we don’t typically wonder what else may have been…

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