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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.

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...

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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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Support available for a person with dementia

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 DISCOUNT CARD

Carers Bucks has launched its first Carers Discount Card for unpaid carers living in Buckinghamshire. The Card offers discounts at a range of local and national businesses including Arriva Buses, Lloyds Pharmacy, Butlins, Virgin Experience Days and many more. Over 250...

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CARERS WEEK 12- 18 JUNE

This week is Carers Week and we highlight Carers Bucks and the work they do. Carers……. If you look after someone without payment, who because of old age, illness, disability, mental health or substance abuse can’t manage on their own, this means you are a “carer”.  It...

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5 steps to find a care home

Having to find a care home for you or a loved one is one of the most important things you will do and getting this right is key to a comfortable life in your later years. At UK Care guide, we have set out, in detail, the 5 steps that you need to go through to find a...

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Grants and discounts

If you, or the person you care for, need extra help to pay for something there are many grants, funds, and charities (including Carers Trust) that may be able to help. There are a number of grants for carers available from Carers Trust. You can also search online for...

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Flexible working for carers

If you find it difficult to balance your work life with your caring responsibilities (and your other commitments) you may want to ask for flexible working. Flexible working could mean: flexible starting and finishing hours, compressed working hours (where you work...

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Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline

If you have questions you can’t get answered, we’ll take the time to really understand the problem, and give you the specialist support you need to tackle it. The Admiral Nurses on our Dementia Helpline are here to help you get your loved one the best possible care...

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Residential Care guide

How to choose a residential care home, retirement home or nursing home. Our directory has thousands of UK care homes to search if you are looking for a home for you or a loved one. The most important thing to get right is to find a care home that will meet the needs...

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Preparing for a hospital visit

Hospital visits – planned or in an emergency – can be stressful, especially for someone with dementia and their carer. By preparing for hospital visits it can be a more positive experience for everyone involved. As a carer, here are some tips on what you can do to...

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