Choosing the right care for a loved one can be stressful, especially when you don’t have all the information you need. Here are a few links that you may find useful.
The Live-in Care Hub is raising the quality of care in the UK by giving people the opportunity to be cared for at home, where they can still feel part of everyday life.
This site explains the different stages of Parkinson’s well.
There’s lots of help and advice on this site.
The NHS pages provide simple explanations.
This site is a good place to start if you want to know more.
A good explanation and an overview of symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Headway is a great charity working with people with brain injuries.
The MS Society is a great place to start for information and advice:
Another good site with lots of information and even the facility to live chat with an MS advisor.
The NHS page includes a useful, high-level overview.
This site is very thorough and includes a section specifically targeted at carers.
For symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment, take a look at this page.
The Spinal Injuries Association provides a good overview and lots of helpful advice:
This discussion forum has been created by DJ, a C6 quadriplegic from Canada, and Lara, a T12 paraplegic from the UK.
“Our carer is so wonderful and we wouldn’t want to lose her – she has been excellent looking after my father, the dogs and the house while my mother has been in hospital.”
“I and indeed the whole family are most appreciative of your warmth and kindnesses.”