Category Archives: Older care

Third of carers ‘don’t want to wake up’

New research shows more than a third of carers claim their financial situation is so dire they do not want to wake up in the morning.

‘May cause drowsiness’ too confusing for modern medicine labels

‘May cause drowsiness’ too confusing for modern medicine labels

Warning labels on medicines should be simplified because words such as “drowsiness” and “avoid” are too confusing for modern patients, experts claim.

By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent 6:00AM GMT 04 Mar 2011

Research by the British National Formulary (BNF), which advises doctors, nurses and pharmacists, found labelling that has been around for decades is now too difficult for members of the public to understand.

A Carer


Following life-saving surgery, Ron Stringers wife Sylvia became partially disabled, meaning Ron has been looking after her at their Hucknall home ever since.

Like many carers, Rons life changed dramatically when he first started caring for a loved one. Although his new role certainly has its rewards, he is perhaps typical of many with caring responsibilities in the daily frustrations that he experiences along the way.

Learn more about how Ron feels by watching his film