Many older people wish to stay in their own home but keeping that person safe in their own home may be difficult, increasingly so when their safety is compromised further because they suffer with dementia
Home is definitely where the heart is and it goes without saying that a heart transplant is a traumatic affair, so when an older person gets to the stage of not coping well in their own home there are some serious decisions to make.
Looking after ageing and close family can be demanding in many ways. When life seems to be hard, plans go awry and nothing is going as you intended, it is easy and natural to feel frustrated and even angry.
As a person gets older there is a greater risk of falling, and statistically this will more often happen to women than men – although official figures may be distorted by the fact that women are more likely to report a fall than men.