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Carers of people with dementia

There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and the numbers are set to rise rapidly as our population ages. According to the Alzheimer's Society, unpaid carers supporting someone with dementia save the economy a staggering £11 billion every year.

Caring for someone who as dementia can be a challenging experience. It is common for carers to feel frustrated and guilty. Many carers feel they're not doing a good job but it's really important to remember that there is no such thing as a 'perfect carer'. 

Looking after someone with dementia

As dementia progresses there are some things which can help manage day-to-day living.

Looking after yourself

People often say that receiving a dementia diagnosis for a loved one is an enormous shock but it's important to remember that people with dementia can continue living well. However, it's crucial that you take care of yourself too and make sure you are accessing everything you need.

Register as a carer here.

Useful links

The Dementia Carers Support Group is run by our Caring for Carers team. The person you care for will be supported in another room so that you are able to have some 'me time' but stay close to the person you are caring for too.

Memory Matters Dementia Training is a course which helps individuals and professionals to support people with dementia. Memory Matters provide these training sessions either face-to-face or on Zoom.