1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. sheelz

    sheelz Registered User

    Sep 1, 2014
    35
    Hi there. Has anyone had much to do with 'Telecare' service please. We are wondering if it helps with people with dementia, in this case my mum.
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,640
    Female
    London
    Telecare have lots of different gadgets that can aid people with dementia - memory device, tracker device, pill dispenser.... Get in touch and see what you could get for free that would help your loved one. Get in touch with an OT as well for home adaptations like grab rails.
     
  3. Maldives13

    Maldives13 Registered User

    Feb 4, 2014
    164
    Hi. My mum used telecare until sadly she had to go into a care home. They were great. She had a lifeline, door sensor - she started to go out at night! Carbon monoxide tester and other things. They were really good and people at the call centre were excellent when helping her
     
  4. sheelz

    sheelz Registered User

    Sep 1, 2014
    35
    thanks

    thank you, I've given telecare a call and they are going to come out to assess and advise. Thanks for you comments
     
  5. mancmum

    mancmum Registered User

    Feb 6, 2012
    385
    Make sure it works

    A few days ago I posted about a problem mother in law had had. When using the emergency call pendant we hit a recorded message 50% of the time. The engineer said this was an industry wide and well known problem.

    Once activated the pendant jammed the line for 2.5 minutes. I got that cut down to 40 seconds but it was not a good experience.
     

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