Help for carers

People experiencing dementia can require significant amounts of care and support from family and friends.

When you're caring for someone experiencing dementia it can be easy to ignore your own needs. A range of services and organisations are available to support people with dementia and their carers. The following websites offer information on how best to look after yourself and the person you are caring for:
Carers: Looking after yourself (Alzheimer's Society)
Carers and dementia (Carers Trust)
If you are caring for someone with Down's syndrome and dementia you can visit the Down's Syndrome Association website for more information.

Useful contacts

Alzheimerís Society helpline: 0300 222 11 22
Dementia UK helpline (Admiral Nursing Direct): 0845 257 9406 or email
Last updated12 Jan 2015
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