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    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

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loss of support at home

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by romanjoke, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. romanjoke

    romanjoke Registered User

    I am the main carer for my mother who is has severe mixed dementia.
    Until recently we had a weekly visit from a lady from Mind which gave my mother a different face to talk to and gave me a short break from active caring duties.
    Due to budget cuts at Birmingham council, this free service has now lost it's funding and closed. Although Mum does attend a day centre twice a week we both miss the extra time apart. I have so far been unable to find a similar service to replace the Mind visit in the Sutton Coldfield area and have posted this in the hope that somebody out there may have some ideas for me to follow up.
    Cheers

    (This is my first post so if I have the etiquete wrong I can only apologise )
     
  2. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
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    UK
    Is there a volunteer bureau in your area? they may be able to point you towards other agencies, think Ageuk offer a sitting service.
     
  3. Summerheather

    Summerheather Registered User

    Feb 22, 2015
    160
    Alzheimer's also do this. A volunteer has started to come once a week to have a chat with my mum - hopefully it will continue
     
  4. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    #4 lin1, Oct 15, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2015
    Try contacting
    Age uk formally age concern or the Alzheimer's society, they may actually be able to help, if not they should know what's available in your area

    Contact details Alzheimer's society
    You can contact our helpline by calling 0300 222 1122 or by email at helpline@alzheimers.org.uk.
    The helpline is usually open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am - 4pm at weekends. However, the service may be closed occasionally during these times for operational reasons.
    They will be able to put you in contact with your local branch.

    I used to have a lady from Crossroads care come and keep mm company for a few hours.
    It seems they have merged with the careers trust now
    http://www.carers.org/carers-services/find-your-local-service
    I don't know if crossroads care is available in your area
     
  5. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
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