A Road Less Rocky: too many missed opportunities for carers of people with dementia

by Antonia

CarersBlog

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As we publish a new report highlighting the lack of support and information that carers of those with dementia are receiving, our Policy & Development Manager for Mental Health, Ruth Hannan reflects on a host of missed opportunities…


A road less rocky is something we all hope our journey through life will be. But it seems to be the least carers of people with dementia can ask for yet their road seems to be far more challenging than it needs to be.

Carers Trust published research on 17 September that we commissioned the University of York and Firefly to conduct for us. We wanted to know what the experiences of carers of people with dementia have been throughout the caring journey; looking at every point from the very beginning to the very end. We wanted to know at what key points carers would benefit from receiving advice, information and support.

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