January Supporter Spotlight. Dementia Carers Count. Free professional support.
- Posted by admin
- On 17th December 2021
Free, professional support for family and friends caring for someone with dementia
Stuart met Roger in 1985, they’ve been in a registered partnership since 1995. Roger was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s when he was 57.
Roger has deteriorated considerably since his diagnosis and, as well as caring for him full time, Stuart has had to take on more and more at home.
Although Roger’s interests have changed his mood has remained good. He’s always smiling, and people tend to be drawn to him.
Stuart feels a bit frustrated now that he’s increasingly having to do more and more for Roger. He didn’t choose to be a carer and thought that by now, he would be enjoying his retirement and living happily ever after.
At the start of the pandemic Stuart began using technology like Zoom. He first found out about Dementia Carers Count (DCC) in an online, young-onset support group. He registered for some of DCC’s online learning sessions.
“The online courses have been like gold dust and have increased my knowledge of dementia and Alzheimer’s. The people leading the sessions are easy-going, supportive and understanding…. They’ve been a lifeline for people like me during the pandemic.”
“DCC’s digital services are fantastic. They are very informative, accessible, and the content is presented in a way that is easy to understand. During the sessions, you can talk about your specific challenges and connect with the other people attending. “
Stuart says that the support DCC provides him has helped him immensely and is extremely useful to anyone in a caring situation.
“The information comes from people with experience and knowledge. It will help you understand what is going on for the person you care for and develop a better caring strategy. Everyone running the sessions is very patient and nurturing towards the people attending.”
Dementia Carers Count offers support at your fingertips.
Our Virtual Carers Centre is a resource for you to access any time day or night, complete with articles, videos, presentations and more.
DCC is the place where you’ll find all the support you need including:
✔️ Practical information about carers’ rights and benefits
✔️Strategies on managing everyday emotions and changes in behaviour
✔️Wellbeing strategies for you and the person you are supporting
DCC’s life-changing, practical services are free for families living with dementia.
Everything we do is developed closely with family carers and delivered by health and care professionals, so we can offer services that genuinely help you with your needs.
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