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.

What support is there?

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Reds, May 2, 2018.

  1. Reds

    Reds Registered User

    Sep 5, 2011
    540
    Hertfordshire
    Hi

    Is there really no extra support available for two people where one receives the state pension plus disability allowance and the carer receives a carer's allowance?

    Reds
     
  2. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,741
    Salford
  3. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,753
    Female
    Scotland
    In real hardship cases some charities will help out eg those specialising in dementia or the elderly. This will usually be one off payments for holidays or household equipment. Contact a few and see what happens.
     
  4. Selinacroft

    Selinacroft Registered User

    Oct 10, 2015
    937
    Don't forget double disregard on CTAX reducing it to 50 % of original bill, 25% for person with dementia and 25% discount for carer.
     
  5. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,631
    Female
    London
    Only if the carer is not a partner or spouse.
     
  6. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,741
    Salford
    And you have a diagnosis of a "Severe Mental Impairment" a simple diagnosis of AZ is not enough you have to find a suitably qualified person to say it is an SMI and at least some GP's seem to be reluctant to do this these days.
    K
     
  7. Reds

    Reds Registered User

    Sep 5, 2011
    540
    Hertfordshire
    Thank you!
     
  8. Selinacroft

    Selinacroft Registered User

    Oct 10, 2015
    937
    Oh Yes thanks Beate
     

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