Carer support groups offer support and information for people looking after someone with dementia. At some support groups an on-site service with activities is provided for people with dementia to enable the carer to attend.
- Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carersJune 20 2018This NICE guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia.
- The experiences, needs and outcomes for carers of people with dementiaMarch 30 2016This comprehensive literature review undertaken by the the Association of Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, examines the experiences and needs of carers of people with dementia and the evidence of outcomes produced from a wide range of interventions. Download The experiences, needs and outcomes ...
- Integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeingMay 17 2016This toolkit published by NHS England clarifies the new duties on NHS organisations under the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014, provides a template Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support joined up working locally, and includes examples of positive practice of work that have proven successful in supporting carers and their families.
- Grief, loss and bereavementSeptember 22 2014This factsheet published by the Alzheimers Society looks at some of the feelings carers may experience in caring for someone living with dementia and suggests ways to cope. It also looks at supporting a person with dementia to cope with grief and bereavement.
- Loss and bereavement in people with dementiaFebruary 22 2011This leaflet published by Alzheimer Scotland addresses the lack of help and information available for formal and informal carers of people with dementia who are bereaved.
- Tailored resource for carers and care providers on supporting people to live well with dementiaSeptember 16 2015This resource published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) highlights the key messages from 10 quality statements which form the quality standard for supporting people to live well with dementia and shows what they mean for carers and care providers.
- What about me? Remembering the needs of carersJuly 29 2010This short leaflet published by Marie Curie Cancer Care is a good starting point for anyone working in health, social care or other setting who is likely to come into contact with people approaching the end of life and their carers.
- Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020February 21 2015The Prime Minister recently launched the government’s five year vision for the future of dementia care, support and research, which follows on from the existing Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, launched in March 2012.
- CMG48: Support for commissioning of dementia careApril 3 2013This guidance produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) summarises the key commissioning issues and the resource impact that will arise from implementing improvements in the quality of care for people with dementia, in line with the statements and measures that comprise the NICE quality standards for dementia.
- Caring for CarersMarch 3 2015The Caring for Carers Hub developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners is a web based tool that can help primary care staff to more effectively support carers and the people they care for.
- Dementia CarerJune 9 2014Dementia Carer is a website that provides access to a wide range of video clips featuring carers discussing what helps them cope with issues they encounter in caring for someone with dementia.
- QS30: Supporting people to live well with dementiaApril 3 2013This quality standard, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), covers the care and support of people with dementia.
- Carers AssessmentJanuary 13 2015This factsheet published by Carers UK outlines the Carers Assessment, a legal entitlement which explores how being a carer affects someone, how much caring they can realistically do, and any help they may need.
- NICE Clinical guideline CG42 Dementia: supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social careMarch 1 2011This guideline, published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), makes specific recommendations on Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), fronto temporal dementia, vascular dementia and mixed dementias, as well as recommendations that apply to all types of dementia.
- The Care Bill: factsheetsJanuary 10 2014These factsheets will help practitioners to better support patients and carers to get the care and support they need, following the changes introduced by the Care Bill, published in 2013.
- Dementia: A state of the nation report on dementia care and support in EnglandNovember 29 2013This report, published by the Department of Health, sets out what is known about dementia care, support and research. It highlights where improvements are being made and where improvements are needed.
- Caregiver Strain IndexJuly 3 1983The Caregiver Strain Index (CSI) is a tool that can be used to quickly identify families with potential caregiving concerns.
- The dementia guideFebruary 22 2014This guide produced by the Alzheimer's Society is for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia.
- Carers Evidence Summits ebookDecember 5 2014NHS Improving Quality has produced an ebook to share the Commitment to Carers achievements over the last year. It includes the findings from the regional Carers Evidence Summits and links to over 50 case studies.
- Commissioning for Carers PrinciplesThis practical tool is part of a suite of products that will help commissioners to deliver what carers say is important to them in ways that have been shown to work effectively and efficiently in practice.
- Committed to carers: Supporting carers of people at the end of lifeJuly 30 2011This report published by the Marie Curie Cancer Care draws on the direct experiences of people caring for someone at the end of life and on Marie Curie Cancer Care’s years of expertise of caring for carers.
- A road less rocky – supporting people with dementiaSeptember 4 2013This report published by the Carers Trust highlights that carers of people with dementia are not getting the support and advice they often desperately need.
- Listen, talk, connect: Communicating with people living with dementiaSeptember 5 2014This handbook published by Care UK is a guide to support carers relatives and friends who want to communicate effectively with someone living with dementia.
- Recognised, valued and supported: Next steps for the Carers StrategyDecember 3 2010This strategy identifies the actions that the Government will take between 2011-15 to support its priorities to ensure the best possible outcomes for carers and those they support.
- The Triangle of Care – carers included: A guide to best practice for dementia careSeptember 4 2013The Triangle of Care is a model for dementia care that supports a partnership approach between the person with dementia, the staff member and carer. It is designed to ensure that carers are appropriately included and involved in the care of people with dementia, particularly in hospital settings.
- Carers services guide – Setting up support services for carersOctober 28 2013This guide published by Help the Hospices provides a framework for organisations planning to set up support services for carers of people with life-limiting and terminal illnesses.
- Commissioning domiciliary care for people with dementia and their carersNovember 28 2009The purpose of this paper is to assist commissioners in ensuring that homecare for people with dementia is appropriate to their needs and/or the needs of their carers.
- John’s CampaignJanuary 15 2018John’s Campaign is about the right of people who care for someone living with dementia to be able to stay with them – and the right of people with dementia to be able to have a family carer stay with them. It applies to all ...
- Turning up the volume: unheard voices of people with dementiaJanuary 18 2018This report published by the Alzheimer’s Society brings together views of more than 3,500 people with dementia, carers and the public on what it is like to live with dementia.
- National Audit of Dementia – third reportJuly 13 2017The National Audit of Dementia (NAD) (care in general hospitals) measures the performance of general hospitals against criteria relating to care delivery which are known to impact upon people with dementia while in hospital. The third audit collected data between April and November 2016.
- State of Caring 2017July 11 2017This survey undertaken by Carers UK paints a comprehensive picture of caring in 2017 and more than 7,000 people responded, making it the largest State of Caring Survey to date.
- A Whole Systems Approach to understanding psychological symptoms in delirium and dementiaJune 6 2019This Yorkshire and the Humber Dementia and Older Peooples Mental Health Clinkcal Network event chaired by Dr Rod Kersh provided attendees with an opportunity to hear from local and national innovators and carers to better understand psychological symptoms in delirium and dementia.
- Crossroads Dementia Crisis serviceThe dementia crisis service is a crisis response service deivered in the community to support people with dementia and their carers. The Oast, 170 Tonbridge Road, Wateringbury, Kent, ME18 5NS0345 095 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.carerskm.org/
- Carers Support Group MaidstoneThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent run a Carers Support Group twice a month for carers of people with dementia.1 Dairy Court, Fairview Farm, Linton Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 0AL01622 email@example.com://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/custom_scripts/branch.php?branch=true&branchCode=13840&areaBC=EASE
- Involve CarersThe project is contracted by Kent County Council to provide a Carers' Assessment and Support Service for anyone in the Maidstone and Malling area who is caring for a family member, partner or friend who needs support because of disability, illness, frailty, including of course dementia.30 Turkey Court, Turkey Mill, Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5PP01622 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.involvekent.org.uk
- Carers FIRSTCarers FIRST provide information, advice and guidance as well as practical and emotional support to carers of people with dementia. Unit 4, Michael Gill Building, Tolgate Lane, Strood, Kent. ME2 4TG0300 303 email@example.com://www.carersfirst.org.uk/
- Carers Support and Information Programme 2The Carer Information and Support Programme 2 is for carers, family members and friends of people who have been living with dementia for some time. The Camden Centre, Tunbridge Wells, Kent01892 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/custom_scripts/services.php?serviceCode=59991&branchCode=13840&areaBC=EASE
- Carers Zumba GroupInvolve Carers run a weekly Zumba group at a local nightclub that allows carers to socialise and have 'time out' from their caring role.30 Turkey Court, Turkey Mill, Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5PP01622 email@example.com://www.involvekent.org.uk
- Carers Group PemburyThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Carers group for carers of people with dementia.Cornford House, Cornford Lane, Pembury, Kent01892 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=2234
- Carer Information and Support Programme 1The Carer Information and Support Programme 1 is a series of sessions for carers, family and friends of people recently diagnosed with dementia.The Camden Centre, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom01892 email@example.com://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/custom_scripts/services.php?serviceCode=59991&branchCode=13840&areaBC=EASE
- Admiral Nurse Dementia HelplineThe Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline is for anyone with a question or concern about dementia. From looking out for the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s, to understanding the challenges of living with someone with vascular dementia, Admiral Nurses have the knowledge and experience to understand the situation and suggest answers that might be hard to find elsewhere.7th Floor, One Aldgate, London EC3N 1RE020 8036 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.dementiauk.org/information-support/admiral-nursing-direct/
- Crossroads Cognitive Stimulation Group (COGS)Crossroads Care Kent is a charity dedicated to providing a range of support for Carers to help them in their caring role.The Oast, 170 Tonbridge Road, Wateringbury, Kent. ME18 5NS0345 095 email@example.com://www.carerskm.org
- Alzheimer’s Society West KentOur mission is to transform the landscape of dementia forever.1-7 Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge TN12 6YT, UK01892 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
- Dementia Action AllianceThe Dementia Action Alliance brings together organisations across England committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers.2nd floor, 43-44 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE, UKdementiaactionalliance@alzheimers.org.ukhttp://www.dementiaaction.org.uk
- Dementia UKDementia UK is a national charity, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia. The charity provides Admiral Nurses, specialist dementia nurses who provide practical and emotional support to family carers of people with dementia.7th Floor, One Aldgate, London EC3N 1RE020 7697 email@example.com://www.dementiauk.org
- Age Concern MallingAge Concern Malling provide a number of services including Dementia Day Care, Foot Care, Bathing, Wheelchair Hire and Independent Living Service.Rotary House, Norman Road, West Malling, Kent. ME19 6RL01732 848008 & 01732 firstname.lastname@example.org@ageconcernmalling.org.uk
- Carers UKCarers UK is a national membership charity for carers, that is both a support network and a movement for change.20 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4LX020 7378 email@example.com://www.carersuk.org/
- Carers DirectCarers Direct offer a helpline for carers that need help with their caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to them. PO Box 27079, Glasgow, G3 9EJ0300 123 1053http://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/carerslives/updates/Pages/CarersDirecthelpline.aspx
- Carers TrustCarers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.Unit 101, 164-180 Union Street, London SE1 0LH0300 772 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.carers.org
- Short Breaks NetworkThe Short Breaks Network is the national co-ordinating body for the short break sector in the UK, providing short breaks for disabled children, young people and their families. Melbourne House, 36 Chamberlain Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PJ01749 689 email@example.com://www.shortbreaksnetwork.org.uk/
- Employers for CarersEmployers for Carers provides practical, ‘hands-on’, help to employers to support carers in their workforce.20 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4LX020 7378 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.employersforcarers.org/
- Arts 4 DementiaArts 4 Dementia helps develop activities at arts venues to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers. Phoenix Yard,65 King's Cross Road London, UK WC1 9LW020 7239 email@example.com://www.arts4dementia.org.uk/
- Carersmart: Making life a little easier for carers Offers, benefits and discounts available exclusively for carers and people with care needshttps://www.carersmart.org/
- Maidstone Information and Advice ServiceAge UK Maidstone run an information and advice service to support older people, their relatives and carers. 7 Mill Street, Maidstone, Kent. ME15 6XW01622 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.ageuk.org.uk/maidstone/information--advice/
- Crossroads Carers Short BreaksCrossroads Care Kent is a charity dedicated to providing a range of support for Carers to help them in their caring role.The Oast, 170 Tonbridge Road, Wateringbury, Kent. ME18 5NS0345 095 email@example.com://www.carerskm.org
- Crossroads Carers Palliative Support ServiceCrossroads Care Kent is a charity dedicated to providing a range of support for Carers to help them in their caring role.The Oast, 170 Tonbridge Road, Wateringbury, Kent. ME18 5NS0345 095 firstname.lastname@example.org://carerskm.org
- Crossroads Carers Health InitiativeCrossroads Care Kent is a charity dedicated to providing a range of support for Carers to help them in their caring role.
The Oast, 170 Tonbridge Road, Wateringbury, Kent. ME18 5NS0345 095 email@example.com://www.carerskm.org