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Keeping up relationships with others, by Tricia Hendry

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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?

Carer Story: We’re All Going on a Summer Holiday!

The annual family post-Christmas vacation to Whangamata was the event of the year. Five weeks of sunshine, endless hours of boogie boarding, fish and chips with the town’s entire seagull…

Publication: Good Medical Practice

The Medical Council’s publication Good Medical Practice sets out the standards the public and the profession expect a competent doctor to meet. These standards have been developed through discussion with…

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A Dad’s Story: Helping Kids Adjust to Grief and Change

After caring for wife Kathryn at home for several years, Ian Wilson of Taumarunui reluctantly accepted the need for residential care. Ian shares his advice for other couples adjusting to…

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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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