• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

sitter for a couple of hours each week


Registered User
Feb 24, 2015
my husband has dementia and I wondered if anyone knows of a sitting service for a couple of hours each week to give me peace of mind when I go to my keep fit class.


Registered User
Oct 28, 2013
You could try crossroads, l have been waiting for 1yr as there is a waiting list, you can pay and get a sitter. Welcome to talking point


Registered User
May 21, 2014
We get sitting service through Age UK. No waiting list where we live in East London and it's free but after the initial six weeks Social Services took over. It's integrated in the support plan now, together with day care.


Registered User
Aug 24, 2013
If you indicated what part of the country you're in then you may get some recommendations and finding someone that way, personally recommended would be my preferred way of finding a sitter. You could google it putting your area in the search, I found several possibilities near me quite quickly or contact your local social services who may well have a list. There are voluntary organisations and asking at your GP's surgery are also possibles.


Registered User
Oct 13, 2013
North Somerset
We used Crossroads. Had to pay for them but the SS will pick up costs if a financial assessment puts you in that category. Found them excellent in this area.

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