Caring for someone – getting the support you need

Almost 1.3 million over 65s in England and Wales are. Many people look after someone else but don’t realise that they are carers. If you’re looking after someone regularly to help them with their daily life because they’re ill or disabled, or can’t manage without your...

Sources of support and advice – dementia

This booklet is for family carers of people with dementia and for people living with dementia. It may also be useful for professionals working in the field of dementia care. Dementia UK ← Tips for reducing hay fever symptoms Effect of dementia on sleep...

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...

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...

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...

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...