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If Abuse, Neglect or Violence happen, by Tricia Hendry

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Sadly, there can be instances when abuse, neglect, or violence happens to vulnerable people.

Keeping up relationships with others, by Tricia Hendry

Having good relationships with others is important for our wellbeing. So how can we keep up relationships with people we like and enjoy? The responsibilities and time demands of a caring role can mean less time is made for socialising. For our own wellbeing’s sake, how can we avoid becoming socially isolated, or lonely?

Family Care NZ

Published several times a year, each issue of Family Care is packed with helpful articles to help you self-manage common caring issues at home. Regular features include Useful Things (useful…

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Keeping Mobile: Use Your Mobility Scooter Safely

If you currently use a mobility scooter or power chair or are considering using one in the future – this free booklet is for you. Published by the NZ Transport…

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Carer Story: A Different Road

An extract from Shirley Jamieson’s memoir A Different Road. After Janelle turned 21 she moved into residential care. She’d been to the facility for respite care several times, so she…

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Carer Story: Supporting Dad

By Rosey Duncan My Dad was a busy and productive man who worked hard and led a full life. Nicknamed The Mighty Atom by friends due to his energetic ‘up…

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Hoarding, A Disorder That Can Be Distressing For Everyone

Dr Maree Todd, a geriatrician for Auckland Hospital, says Mary J’s experience with her Mum’s hoarding can be tricky to deal with. “This is the story of someone with a hoarding…

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