• 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

tom'sgranny

Registered User
Feb 24, 2015
1
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.
 

pamann

Registered User
Oct 28, 2013
2,635
Kent
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
 

Beate

Registered User
May 21, 2014
11,846
London
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.
 

Kevinl

Registered User
Aug 24, 2013
4,774
Salford
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.
K
 

truth24

Registered User
Oct 13, 2013
5,725
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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