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Carers News

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.

Returning to work after time out for caring

The Government Equalities Office would like to know more about the experiences of people who want to return to work, employers’ experiences of recruiting these people and other evidence on the barriers that they face and the support available to them. This call for...

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Coming out of hospital

Deciding to care or continue caring for someone who is coming out of hospital and who can no longer care for themselves in the same way as before can be very difficult. If the person you care for is in hospital you may be faced with important decisions. You may be...

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Emergency financial support for carers

There is financial and other support available in emergencies. If you are struggling or in an urgent situation, find out what help you may be able to get. You may find that caring increases your expenses and decreases your income. As a result, one in five carers...

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Creative Writing

Due to the popularity of a writing group we ran some time ago, we have recently started this activity again. No experience is necessary.  It is an opportunity for carers to join in the fun of writing poetry and/or short stories in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere...

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ADAPT AND TAKE CONTROL

What do you think is the UK’s biggest single cause of disability? Believe it or not, it is arthritis. It affects at least nine million people, and reinforces the point that most people become limited, rather than being born with a disability. It also proves it could...

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Eating well for carers

As a carer, eating a balanced diet is essential to provide your body with all the nutrients it needs. A balanced diet will keep your body strong and give you enough energy to provide the best care for the person you are caring for and yourself. Eating well does not...

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Information leaflets – Dementia UK

We are constantly updating our information leaflets, in answer to questions heard by the Admiral Nurses working on the Dementia Helpline and out in the field.  New topics will be coming shortly, but if you have a query about dementia not answered on these pages,...

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MEMORY SUPPORT SERVICE

This Alzheimer's Society service offers one-to-one support from a Memory Support Worker for individuals and their carers from their initial concerns about memory loss, through diagnosis, to planning for the future. For those with a diagnosis, support will focus on...

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SINGING FOR THE BRAIN

This service is a structured group session for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their carers to meet regularly and actively participate in singing in an enjoyable environment. Refreshments are provided. For people who would like to come to the group for the...

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CARER SUPPORT GROUPS

If you are a carer for someone with dementia and you would like to meet with other carers for support; please come along to one of the following monthly groups facilitated by a trained member of staff. Amersham Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham, HP6 6AJ...

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A guide for carers of people with dementia

This online guide is for anyone who cares for someone with dementia. Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be an enormous shock, not only to the person with the diagnosis but also for their close relatives and friends. But it is important to remember that people can...

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Sources of support for families

People affected by dementia do not need to be alone. Whether you have a dementia diagnosis, or care for someone who has one, there are local services that can support you practically and emotionally. Your GP should be able to organise an assessment of the person with...

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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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