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All of the items listed on this page are articles of interest to Carers. To read an article click on the title or the read more link at the end of the summary for each item.

Home Library Service

This service is for Buckinghamshire residents, who are housebound and unable to visit a library due to age, illness or disability. Carers who are unpaid are also eligible. The Home Library Service is a free monthly service delivered to your home at a suitable time for...

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Carers: looking after yourself

Caring for a person with dementia can be rewarding, but it is also very challenging. You may not have the time to do all the things you need to do, and you may experience a range of difficult emotions. The needs of the person you care for will often come before your...

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Stress and depression in carers

Stress and depression can affect anyone, but the pressure and expectations of caring can make carers particularly vulnerable. Stress is part of everyday life and, for many carers, stress can be a major factor affecting their health. Stress is caused by the many...

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Grief, loss and bereavement

When you are close to a person with dementia you may go through feelings of grief and loss. You can have these feelings at any time, from the time the person is diagnosed (or before), as their dementia progresses, or during or after the person’s death. People with...

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Practical support | Assessments

New to caring? Our Upfront guide will take you straight to the information you need to know. Find out what financial and practical support is available in our essential guide. Carers UK Getting care and support Managing someone's affairs Coming out of hospital...

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More than a million carers are over 60

VULNERABLE and disabled people face a crisis because their carers are becoming too old to look after them, charities warn. A third of carers in England and Wales – more than a million – are over 60. And the number of carers aged 75 and over has risen by 35 per cent...

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MEET WITH AN ADMIRAL NURSE

Admiral Nurses - a pilot scheme is running across the county to assess our local needs for appointing a specialist dementia nurse. MEET WITH AN ADMIRAL NURSE on Thursday 15th February 2018 (At the Fitzwilliams Centre in Beaconsfield old town) Help and Advice: a one to...

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Number of carers over 65 rises by 16%

Millions of older people are caring for frail and unwell relatives due to serious under funding in social care, according to a leading charity. Age UK says the number of over 65s caring for loved ones has risen by 16 per cent in the past five years. New figures found...

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Eligible for carer’s credit?

Up to 200,000 people are putting their state pension in jeopardy by not claiming carer's credit – a benefit that plugs gaps in your national insurance record when you're not able to work because you're caring for someone. Carer's credit is not a typical benefit, as...

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Care homes – your questions answered

Moving a relative or friend who has dementia into a care home is emotional for everyone involved. It’s a difficult decision to make, as is being assured that it’s the right time, or if the care home you’ve chosen is the best one. We’re often asked about care homes, so...

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