• 6 Things I’ve Learnt About Caring: Advice To New Carers

    8th August 2016

    I became a carer for my mum when I was 12 years old, and since moving out in my early twenties I still keep a close eye, as her needs have increased. I also care for my nan, though not as much because the demands of being a single parent to a young child tends…

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  • Are Expensive Skin Creams Worth It?

    1st August 2016

    Buying “budget” skincare is something a lot of mums do, because we want to make savings on our outgoings, but buying cheap could cost us more in the long-run.  My cupboards are stuffed full of half-used lotions and potions which haven’t quite lived up to their own promises and I dread to think how much…

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  • Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

    27th July 2016

    It’s been reported in the news recently that UK public health officials are recommending we should all take vitamin D supplements as the majority of people aren’t getting enough of it through diet and sunshine. According to the BBC news article one in five adults and one in six kids in England have low vitamin D…

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  • Competition: Win a Clif Bar Goody Basket

    29th May 2016

    Win This Clif Bar Goody Basket The makers of Clif Bar have given me a rather nice mini hamper of goodies for one of you lucky readers to win. Cluf Bar are America’s favourite energy bar brand and they are launcing a brand new flavoured energy bar which is included in the hamper. The Clif…

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  • Recipe: Anzac Biscuits With Raisins

    26th May 2016

    I love baking when it’s quick and easy, and these biscuits tick both of these criteria! I make them quite often because they taste sooooo good, and aren’t too high in fat compared to most biscuits you can bake.  I got the recipe from Jamie Oliver and then slightly tweaked it by taking a couple…

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  • Finding Ways To Talk To People With Dementia

    3rd April 2016

    Now that my nan’s getting into the more severe stages of Alzheimer’s I’m noticing it’s becoming more difficult to hold a conversation with her. This is normal for those with Dementia because the disease shuts down parts of the brain bit by bit so communication and speech can be affected hugely. My nan is forgetting…

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  • Hobbies For Those With Dementia

    29th March 2016

    As you’re aware my nan has Dementia in the form of Alzheimer’s and every now and then I write about how it’s affecting her (as well as me). In recent weeks my nan has started to deteriorate particularly in the evenings, which is known as sun downing. She starts to become very confused, disorientated and…

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  • Nan 1 – Alzheimer’s 0

    30th January 2016

    Yesterday was a good day for my nan and I cannot tell you how grateful I am that I chose that day to visit her. Things seem to have deteriorated a lot since her diagnosis a few months ago to the point where she is accepting a lot more help (thankfully) but she is also…

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  • Sponsor My Skydive for Alzheimer’s!

    17th January 2016

    Me and My Nan Late 2015 my amazing grandmother, Margaret Hammond, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, which is a very cruel form of Dementia and known as ‘The Long Goodbye’ for a good reason. Once diagnosed unfortunately no support has been offered to inform my family of what to expect or how to help support my…

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  • I Nearly Lost My Mum This Month

    26th November 2015

    “You were at deaths door a couple of weeks ago, but we couldn’t tell you that because we didn’t want you to give up the fight.”

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