family functions

family functions

processes by which the family operates as a whole, including communication and manipulation of the environment for problem solving.
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Hilda Hayo, chief executive of Dementia UK, commented: "The progressive nature of dementia means it can be a time of uncertainty and stress for family members, and can involve dramatic changes in the way a family functions.
Reorganise family functions that interfere with match days.
The conference will look at current family policies and whether they support family functions and explore the need for more holistic, multidimensional approach.
Does he say, "My wife must be invited to these family functions, or I will not attend''?
Even at family functions, everyone takes it the wrong wag--as if I don't like their cooking or am trying to show off.
We participate in all major family functions and reunions," Amarawathy said.
Like Peg, I have a lot of memories of taking "call," working long hours, and missing family functions.
They are very good places for family functions where people can meet and talk and it's sad to see so many closing - part time fish and chip shop worker Rachael Skidmore, 18, of Loftus.
At once a survey of design evolution and a social history of the family and food, Cromley's (architectural history, Northeastern University) work relies on primary source material including household diaries and inventories to chronicle the evolution of space associated with one of the most central of family functions.
Their "witty" muchloved cousin gradually stopped making family functions and would seem distant during chance meetings.
We stopped attending family functions or meeting friends.
Out of the 918 men surveyed in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt between September 16 and 27 2009, 20 percent said they would skip work or school to watch an sporting event, and 50 percent admitted to checking scores during family functions, including weddings.