Carers

Objective 7: Implementing the Carers Strategy for people with dementia.

Family carers are the most important resource for people with dementia, which makes implementation of the Carers’ Strategy in this area vital. Carers should have a needs assessment, followed by a support plan – including personalised holidays. Action should also be taken to strengthen support for children in caring roles, ensuring that their particular needs are met.

Shortchanged: Protecting people with dementia from financial abuse

The Alzheimer’s Society report ‘Short changed: Protecting people with dementia from financial abuse’ highlights that an alarming number of people have been subject to financial abuse and calls for people with dementia to be better protected. Read more → – Shortchanged: Protecting people with dementia from financial abuse

| In Carers, Research | Tagged | 1 Comment

Summary of the final caring for our future engagement workshop

The final workshop in the Caring for our future engagement brought together the discussion leaders and reference group members to articulate their vision for care and support in 2025 and identify the practical steps required to achieve that vision. Read more → – Summary of the final caring for our future engagement workshop

| In Carers, Community support, Easy access to care | Tagged | Leave a comment

A guide to setting up a memory café

This guidance written by David Light and Jim Delves explains what a memory café is and offers tips on how to set up and deliver one. Read more → – A guide to setting up a memory café

| In Carers, Early diagnosis, Easy access to care, Peer support | Tagged | Leave a comment

Films to raise awareness of self directed support for people living with dementia

The Mental Health Foundation has launched a suite of films aimed at raising awareness about dementia and the use of self directed support in helping people with dementia, their families, carers and social care professionals. Read more → – Films to raise awareness of self directed support for people living with dementia

| In Carers, Community support, Raising awareness | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dementia Choices

The Mental Health Foundation have recently launched a range of information materials, produced by the Dementia Choices project, which focus on the impact of personalisation in social care for people with dementia, their families and friends, and social care professionals and other staff who work with them. Read more → – Dementia Choices

| In Carers, Raising awareness | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dementia carers’ pathways Devon

Two men from Devon, one caring for his wife with dementia and the other a former carer, have collaborated to produce this information pack for carers’ of people living with dementia in the Devon area. Read more → – Dementia carers’ pathways Devon

| In Carers | Tagged | Leave a comment

Living at home resources

A list of useful resources to enable people to live well with dementia in their own home. Read more → – Living at home resources

| In Carers, Community support | Tagged | Leave a comment

Torbay’s interagency carers strategy

Torbay Care Trust has commissioned a voluntary sector provider to develop a scheme that offers people with dementia short breaks in a family environment. Read more → – Torbay’s interagency carers strategy

| In Carers | Tagged | Leave a comment

Salford outreach carers’ support

Salford Age Concern provides individualised, group and peer support to people who are supporting or caring for someone with dementia. Read more → – Salford outreach carers’ support

| In Carers | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Alzheimer’s Societys’ carers’ information programme

This programme provides access to relevant, clear and practical information to help carers cope better and continue to care Read more → – The Alzheimer’s Societys’ carers’ information programme

| In Carers | Tagged , | Leave a comment