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Carer Conversations Session 3: Dee

Dee cares for her grandmother, who has dementia, as well as her son who suffered a brain injury following an accident. Here she talks about the differences in her caring roles and how she manages her family life — generally … Continue reading

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Carer Conversations Session 1: Jayne Part 2

Last week we heard from Jayne about the challenges she faced caring for her mum, who has dementia. She said she felt like their roles had reversed and she had becoming the ‘nagging mother’, asking her mum to tidy up … Continue reading

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Carer Conversations Session 1: Jayne

Listen in to a conversation between Jayne, who cares for her mum, and her friend Allie. Jayne talks about the struggles of looking after her mum, who has been diagnosed with Dementia. Jayne’s mother won’t let her clean the house. … Continue reading

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Hear from a carer about their journey with dementia — guest post

Steve Hynd writes about his family’s journey with dementia. Reposted with permission from Steve’s blog. Yesterday was my mum’s funeral, the end of a long journey that started many years ago. Its initial stages were played out behind the scenes, … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Rosie’s Story

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Here’s Rosie’s story, who cared for her husband Den who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. “I found the Carers’ Centre about six years … Continue reading

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Living Well with Dementia

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, about two thirds of people living with dementia in the UK are living at home – usually with the support of a relative or friend who is their carer. Looking after someone with dementia – … Continue reading

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Day In The Life Of… A Carer Hub Volunteer

Story By Andy Graham It’s one of the ironies of life that if you ask someone if they know an unpaid carer, they’ll often say no. Even when they’re sat next to the person they look after. That’s the situation … Continue reading

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Carla Cares: Carers Advice Column

Q: My mum has recently been diagnosed with dementia and I’m finding it difficult to know how to respond when she behaves out of character or says things that I know aren’t true. I was wondering if there is anything … Continue reading

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“It’s not just people who are grey who get Alzheimer’s”: Tracey’s Story

Tracey (pictured left) is a smiley individual full of love and laughter but it wasn’t all fun and games last year, when her husband Paul was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s aged just 54. “I remember Paul would come home from … Continue reading

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Why We Need Woodlands: Rosie’s Story

Rosie Cole – A Place to Relax Rosie joined the Carers’ Centre six years ago when she was struggling to care for her husband Den, who has Alzheimer’s. ‘I was caring 24/7 for my husband Den, who had been diagnosed … Continue reading

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