Help is at hand for carers with free Alzheimer’s Society guide

Ken Oxley is Media Officer for the Alzheimer’s Society in the North East and Cumbria

Ken Oxley is Media Officer for the Alzheimer’s Society in the North East and Cumbria

Contact: Name: Ken Oxley 0191 2983989 / 07483 926575

Dementia is now the condition people over the age of 55 fear most and there’s no denying a diagnosis can come as a devastating blow.
But it is not only the person directly affected whose life is thrown into turmoil – the life of a partner, close relative or friend may be completely transformed too.
Taking on the role of a carer can be a difficult transition to make. For many, it’s the beginning of a steep learning curve that is mentally challenging and emotionally draining.
This is why Alzheimer’s Society has published a comprehensive booklet called Caring for a person with dementia: A practical guide.
The 188-page publication is available free to anyone who finds themselves in a caring role for a person living with dementia.
It aims to demystify the condition, giving carers a greater insight into the person’s diagnosis and how it can affect them on a day-to-day basis.
It contains a great deal of practical advice too, such as information about support services, housing, your legal rights and managing finances.
Alzheimer’s Society consulted widely with people affected by dementia when writing the guide. They told us what to include, and reviewed the information before it went to print.
That’s why we’re confident the guide will prove invaluable to anyone caring for someone with dementia.

In the foreword to the booklet, carer Heather Ritchie writes: “Caring for someone with dementia doesn’t have to be the end of life as you know it – it’s just a different way of living your life together.

“But caring does have challenges too, so it is really important to get support. This guide is a great place to start.”

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