support for carers

  1. maryjoan

    How many of us......

    I wonder how many of us go to bed at night despairing after the day they have had? And then toss and turn in the night, making plans to change things, maybe a care home, maybe insist to SS you have carer burn out, maybe running away, to finally fall asleep thinking you have made a plan. Then...
  2. P

    Carers' Club

    We have recently been recognised by the Alzheimers Society as a Dementia Friendly Village and as part of our ongoing work I am seeking to establish a local Carers' Club. I have taken the lead from my positive experience of Talking Point where much comfort has been gained from exchanging...
  3. HarrietD

    Expert Q&A: Looking after yourself as a carer - Friday 25 January, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of that person will often come before your own, and this can mean that you don’t always look after yourself. You may feel that it’s not always possible to make time for yourself, or that you don’t have time to do all the things you need to...
  4. T

    how do you know when you just can't carry on anymore

    my mood is getting lower and lower and i just don't think i can do this for much longer but how do you know if it is the right time for a care home my life is empty and i am slowly dying inside
  5. maryjoan

    Care for the Carer !

    I wondered if we could start a thread that is not about the dreadful world in which we live alongside this terrible disease. And perhaps a thread that is not covered elsewhere on the site. My partner has dementia - but I am still ME! Who am I? Well, in the world of technology, we have to be...
  6. S

    Counselling

    Has anybody ever had counselling since their loved ones have been diagnosed?. I keep changing my mind about it as I am not entirely sure what it will achieve as I already know what the future looks like and how mum is. I am not sure what I would benefit from it but then other days I get so angry...