Carer Information

Ageing well is about being proactive

It is predicted around one quarter of adults over 65 experience at least one fall each year, with around one third requiring medical attention. Not only can falls affect you physically, but the fear
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Stress management advice for carers  

When you are a carer, everyday life can feel challenging and stressful. The responsibility of caring for a loved one can leave you feeling tired, drained, underappreciated and sometimes overwhelmed.
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Helping your parents to live independently at home

As your parents begin to age, you want to make sure they can live independently at home with the care that they need for as long as possible. Juggling your own needs of working, children, social life
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Suncare’s D Café – Dementia-friendly events

If you are a carer of someone with dementia, you know that sometimes social outings can be unpredictable. But social interaction is important, and without it you may feel isolated, especially if
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Managing relationships while caring for a loved one

Caring for a loved one can be a great responsibility which can have a major impact on all your relationships - both positive and negative. When you’re caring for someone, often the relationship
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Carers allowance

If you are caring for someone who is aged or has a disability or serious illness, you may be eligible for a Carers Allowance. A Carers Allowance is an additional payment intended as an income
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Finding a mental health professional

Finding the right mental health professional for your needs is an important step to help you on your way to recovery, and it’s just as important as having the right doctor for your medical needs.
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Planning for dementia

While everyone should plan for the future, for those who have been diagnosed with dementia planning takes on a new level of urgency. Making plans while you are legally competent and able to
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About dementia

Dementia diminishes cognitive abilities. It affects thinking, behaviour and your ability to perform everyday tasks. Your cognitive functions include your memory, language skills, ability to understand
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How to support people struggling with mental health

Many people find it difficult to admit they are struggling with depression or mental health issues and often keep their internal struggles private. This can make it difficult to know what to do when
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