Dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia 1

In this Caring for a Loved One with Dementia series, we talk about the challenges of caring for someone with dementia. Here we offer advice on improving communication. Based on information from the free online course Dementia Care from Future Learn. 46 million people worldwide are living with dementia. Dementia affects not just those living […]

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Carers

Advice for new caregivers

As the population lives longer and with dementia on the rise, people taking on a caring role is increasing. According to Carers UK figures, every day another 6000 people take on caring responsibilities. By 2037 it’s predicted that the number of carers in the UK will increase to 9 million. So where do you start […]

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Carers Week 2016

Carers Week

This week (6-12 June) is Carers Week, which aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the importance of carers and the challenges they face. A research report which was carried out by Carers Week found that: 55% of carers felt that their GP practice hadn’t informed them about practical support 45% said that their GP practice […]

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Carers Week 2015

Carers Week

This week (8-14 June) is Carers Week, an annual event which raises awareness of caring and celebrates the hard work that carers face every day. There are several activities and events happening throughout the UK, and it seems to have got everyone talking. There has been much conversation on Twitter about the role of the […]

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