Recommended Counselling/Adjustment groups

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by redsquirrel, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel Registered User

    Jun 14, 2014
    8
    My mother is in desperate need of some help adjusting to my dads dementia. He has been in a home for about two years and has deteriorated dramatically. We are at a palliative care stage with him. My mum is on the verge of a breakdown and our focus now lies with her. Who can we turn to? Do we go to our GP and explain the situation? We were unsure of what was out there in terms of help. We need a professional not a coffee morning with well meaning relatives, I think we are beyond this stage now.
     
  2. Adcat

    Adcat Registered User

    Jun 15, 2014
    290
    London
    Hi Redsquirrel,
    Get the GP involved ASAP assuming your mother is happy. The GP will have a referral service and will be able to do a holistic assessment.
    Take care x
     
  3. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,740
    Agree GP is definitely first stop but if you are at palliative care stage are the hospice involved at all? Are they advising on palliative care with their outreach services? If so then they often offer very good counselling services both pre and post bereavement
     
  4. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,391
    Male
    North Manchester
    Also try Admiral Nurses

    "Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who give expert practical and emotional care and support for family carers, as well as the person with dementia. They work in the community, in care homes, in hospices and in a variety of other settings."

    https://www.dementiauk.org/how-we-help/find-local-admiral-nurse-team/

    If you are lucky they may have a presence in your area, but failing that they have an excellent phone support service.
     

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