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Take mum to her GP if you can or visit your own GP if you can't. Ask for a referral to the older persons mental health team and local social services. You should have a full assessment of your home life needs and a carers assessment if needed. You should have been directed in the right way when mum was diagnosed and when she had a formal brain scan to identify which dementia was present.My mum has dementia and I look after her totally I was told that I should try and get some help not sure how to do this.
Hi! You can request an assessment from social services for your mum and yourself as a carer..plz insist they come to see you both even if they ask you questions on the phone.My mum has dementia and I look after her totally I was told that I should try and get some help not sure how to do this.
No. It should be needs based initially. They should tell you about Attendance Alliwance and reduction in council tax neither of which are means tested once diagnosed. You should be given information about Alz social groups which both of you can attend and about day centres for your husband. The latter may require some payment eg my husband is charged £15 plus £4 for lunch. If you are on benefits there may not be a charge.
The may refer him to the local team of health workers eg occupational therapy etc. get the assessment then see what is available. Take note of names and phone numbers of all workers so you can get back to them with questions.