Carers

People living with dementia and those who support them face many challenges. Find out how you can make a difference.

People living with dementia and those who support them face many challenges. Besides managing cognitive and physical changes to their health, they deal with isolation and stigmatization because negative information about dementia is the norm for public information. Society’s widespread negative perceptions fuel fear, misunderstanding, and add to the burden of living with the condition. It does not have to be this way.

Take a moment (actually 7 minutes) to view “Person-Centered Matters,” an extraordinary video based in hope and possibility about living fully with dementia.

“Dementia can erode a person’s memory, but not being informed about good care practices can accidentally erode their spirit. It is our hope that by viewing this video, people’s understanding and perspective about living well with dementia is enhanced.”

The Alzheimer’s Society have wonderful Factsheets on just about every aspect of the various Dementia. You will find a Directory of all their Factsheets in this section and can either order them on line or by telephone free of charge. In addition there are several voluntary organisations who offer support.

Devon Carers is an information and support service run by eight organisations working together to improve the quality of services for all carers in Devon; give us a call to find out how we can support you.

Helpline (open Monday-Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturday mornings 9am to 1pm): 08456 434 435.

There are Memory Cafés in almost every town who  offer support and social activities for both the Carer & cared for: www.devoncarers.org.uk/eastern-area-cafés.

Support for carers

Honiton Devon Carers meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Factsheets for carers

Useful factsheets for dementia carers.